The Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament

Overview

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

Opening Times

  • Monday 9am–5pm
  • Tuesday 9am–5pm
  • Wednesday 9am–5pm
  • Thursday 9am–5pm
  • Friday 9am–5pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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The Houses of Parliament

London, London, SW1A 0AA

Map references

Lat/Lng: 51.499686, 0.124777

Contact information

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