The Houses of Parliament
Guy Fawkes once tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and, whilst you won't find any gunpowder there anymore, it is still home to the UK government and some often explosive discussions between the prime minister and opposition leaders. Arguably one of Britain’s most iconic buildings, you can watch debates or committee hearings or take a tour.
What makes it special
- Home to the UK government
- One of Britain’s most iconic buildings
- Monday 9am–5pm
- Tuesday 9am–5pm
- Wednesday 9am–5pm
- Thursday 9am–5pm
- Friday 9am–5pm
- Saturday Closed
- Sunday Closed
Other things to do nearby
135 meters tall, the London Eye's sleek, modern, totally see through glass pods offer an unrivalled 360-degree view of London and beyond.
Rub shoulders with Kylie Minogue and the Beckhams, have your photo taken with the Queen or scream in the Chamber of Horrors. One of the most famous tourist attractions in London.
This bus tour takes in all of the capital’s famous sights and also includes an exciting riverboat cruise on the River Thames.
Vertical Chill is a unique climbing centre where the wall is housed inside a refrigerated unit and is named the Ice Wall, giving you a taste of real ice climbing indoors.
Santander Cycles (more commonly known among the locals as Boris Bikes!) is a public bicycle hire scheme in London.
1000 years of London's gory history, 11 actor led shows and two scary rides make for a chilling experience and a great day out.
London Zoo is home to 750 species of animals including lions and lizards, monkeys and meerkats, birds and butterflies.
The Sea Life London Aquarium hosts 1000s of sea creatures in over two million litres of water! Watch sharks swim beneath you, diving displays and interactive feeding.
The world-famous dome of St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and enjoy the cathedral's awe-inspiring interior.
Stride out on foot to discover this beautiful, vibrant city.
Join us every Thursday morning for some super high speed sightseeing on the Thames! For thrills, spills and high speed, there's only one way to see London from the water - the Thames Jet!
Explore the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived and the theatre for which he wrote. Don't miss the sword-fighting display!
Enjoy stunning views of London from the high level walkways of Tower Bridge and discover the beautiful River Thames in the Source to Sea exhibition.
Home to the Queen and steeped in history, Buckingham Palace is a must see for any visitor.
The British Museum houses a vast collection of artefacts and treasures, many of them acquired as the British Empire grew.
Hire your bike from Broxbourne and ride around the village or come back into the country park to explore the landscape and wildlife of the area.