Now's Your Chance To Step Inside The Houses Of Parliament

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Now's Your Chance To Step Inside The Houses Of Parliament

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It may just be one of the most important places in the whole country, but did you know that you can actually go inside the Houses of Parliament for yourself?

Visitors can take a tour of the House of Commons and House of Lords to see where history is still being written — with breath-taking architecture, buckets of stories from the distant and not-too-distant past, and even a prime spot for afternoon tea, visiting Parliament should definitely be on your autumn to-do list.

On Tuesday to Saturdays until 7 October, visitors can explore the hallowed corridors and chambers on a guided or audio tour — you'll get to make your way through the Commons and Lords Chambers, as well as take in the centuries-old Westminster Hall.

Keep your eyes peeled for the famous Speaker's Chair inside the House of Commons, and the Woolsack, throne and gold canopy as you make your way into the House of Lords.

Get up close to the despatch boxes, where Prime Minister's Questions takes place each Wednesday at noon.

The tour is best followed by a spot of afternoon tea with views of the Thames. Think sandwich selections which include the likes of salmon gravadlax on ciabatta with horseradish cream followed by passionfruit strawberry and pistachio tart.

And it would be rude not sample the epic House of Commons sultana scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Exploring the Houses of Parliament is like no other London tour — you'll get a taste of where the most important decisions are made and see how the inner workings of Parliament really tick.

Book now to get a slice of the action, and a prime table for afternoon tea.

Audio tours £18.50, guided tours £25.50 (when booked in advance), and afternoon tea an extra £29.

Last Updated 18 September 2017