Parliament is open to all UK and overseas visitors to attend debates, watch committee hearings or take a tour inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings. UK residents can also book a tour of Elizabeth Tower to see Big Ben.

Ways to visit

Visitors in the Commons Chamber

There are a number of ways UK residents and overseas visitors can visit the Houses of Parliament including taking tours and watching debates and committees.

Planning your visit

Houses of Parliament exterior view

Information to help plan visits and make the most of your time at the Houses of Parliament including how to find us, disability access, security and facilities.

Planning an event

Venue hire

Set within one of the most iconic buildings in the world, the House Commons is available for events with a range of historical and culturally significant venues for hire.

Parliament Shop

Parliament Shop

Parliament online shop offers a selection of House of Commons and Houses of Parliament gifts, political books and parliamentary documents.

Virtual tours

Online tours

Not able to make it to Westminster? Parliament have developed virtual tours for you to explore some of its famous buildings and learn about the work and history

Buy tickets before you visit

Buy tickets nowAlternatively, call +44 (0)20 7219 4114

The bookings phone line is open Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm.

Parliament tours video preview

Tours videoView a two minute preview of Houses of Parliament tours

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