Private guided tours

Tour visitors meeting a Doorkeeper

This is an opportunity to visit 'out of hours', usually in the morning as the Houses of Parliament are being prepared for the working day ahead.

These fully guided tours can be tailored to reflect the interests, knowledge and preferred language of the group. Up to 10 visitors per guide can be accommodated.

Private guided tours could include the Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery, Lords Chamber, Members’ Lobby, Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall.

Private guided tours can be arranged in over 25 languages.

Most tours begin at 8.30am and take about 75 minutes.

Tours are occasionally subject to variation or cancellation due to Parliamentary business.


Tours are available on request to private groups from the UK and overseas. 

To check tour availability (usually on weekday mornings) and make bookings please contact the Bookings Team by email or by calling 020 7219 4114. Prices start from £475 per group.

More information about booking for groups is available on the Groups and travel trade page.


The Palace of Westminster guide book

This beautifully illustrated guide book is a highly readable account of one of the world’s most famous buildings and home to the UK Parliament.

Security information

Big Ben

To ensure that Parliament remains a safe and accessible place for those who work within and visit Parliament, we have implemented a number of security measures.