Free guided tours of Parliament are available for constituents. The walking tour of the Palace of Westminster includes:
- Westminster Hall, the ancient hall at the heart of the Palace where Parliament first sat and where many historic events have taken place
- The House of Commons, including the Speaker's Chair and the famous green benches and the 'lobbies' where MPs vote
- The House of Lords, including the Royal Throne
- The Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery and many other fascinating parts of the Palace of Westminster
Owing to the high demand for, and popularity of Parliamentary tours, it is advisable to get in contact at the earliest opportunity, to allow sufficient time to secure a booking.
Full tours last for approximately 75 minutes, and run at the following times:
During Parliamentary sessions
Monday – 09:00am-12:00 noon
Tuesday – 09:00am-09:55am (shorter tours, excluding HoC, run 10:00am-12:00noon)
Friday – 15:30-17:00pm
Although tour times can vary, dependent on which Recess it is (Summer/Conference etc.), we will work hard with you to find a suitable date and time.
If you are a constituent and would like to book a Parliamentary tour, then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School / Educational Tours
It is always a pleasure to see students from local schools coming to Parliament for a tour – Wherever I can, I always endeavour to meet these groups to answer any questions students may have about the life of an MP, and the important work MPs do on behalf of their constituents. Tours are in high demand and need to be booked in advance- if you would like to arrange a tour, then please email: email@example.com .
The UK Parliament Education Centre also provide the option to book a free tour (or tour and workshop) – further details can be found here: Visit us – Parliament UK Education .
Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs)
Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) is the most highly anticipated Question Time and takes place in Parliament, every Wednesday afternoon. Entry to the gallery is only permitted with a valid ticket – if you would like to express an interest in attending PMQs, then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tickets for PMQs are extremely difficult to get and so this may involve a long wait for a date when tickets are available.