On Saturdays year-round and on most weekdays during Parliamentary recesses including Easter, Summer and Christmas, visitors can join a...
House of Commons
Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords sit in the sumptuous Palace of Westminster, a neo-Gothic confection dating from the...
Westminster Passenger Services Association
Westminster Passenger Services Association runs useful boats to Kew Gardens, Richmond and Hampton Court Palace, from Westminster Pier.
Big Ben information
The most famous feature of the Houses of Parliament is Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben. Ben is the bell hanging inside and is named after Benjamin Hall, the commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858. Thirteen-tonne Ben has rung in the New Year since 1924.