Behind the Scenes in the Houses of Parliament - Exclusive Fully Guided Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in England
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Tour description

As the visitors, politicians and staff head home for the day, you and no more than 20 people will enjoy an exclusive guided tour inside the Palace of Westminster. You’ll follow the same route Queen Elizabeth takes during the State opening of Parliament and discover all about the iconic art and architecture. As a highlight, you’ll step into the House of Lords with almost no other crowds for a uniquely intimate experience with this legendary room.

Step into the Palace of Westminster and experience the heart of British democracy as it begins to empty out for the day. Walk in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth as you trace her normal processional route at the State Opening of Parliament. Unlike most Parliament tours, which use audio-guides, our expert local guide will tell you all about the works of architecture and art you encounter. As you visit famous areas like the Queen’s Robing Room, Royal Gallery, Prince’s Chamber, and House of Commons, you’ll learn the history of the building as well as the significance of the art and symbolism that adorns every corner of it.The pièce de résistance of your tour is the splendid Chamber of the House of Lords. Stand next to the throne where Queen Elizabeth sits during the State Opening as your guide explains the significance of this room and things that have taken place in it. Since most of the politicians and visitors have left, this will be a truly peaceful and intimate experience with one of the greatest political arenas in the world.  

What's included

  • Expert Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Central Hall Westminster

What's not included

  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
  • Gratuities