Tours

Photograph of room inside Westminister

Tours

Elizabeth is able to organise tours of the Palace of Westminster for constituents. If you would like to visit, please email Elizabeth with you request, a selection of available dates (Monday mornings and Friday afternoons are best) and the names of those who would like to visit. These tours are very popular and must be booked up to 6 months in advance. These are free to constituents. The walking tour of the Palace of Westminster includes:

  • Westminster Hall, the ancient hall at the heart of the Palace where Parliament first sat and where many historic events have taken place
  • The House of Commons, including the Speaker's Chair and the famous green benches and the 'lobbies' where MPs actually vote
  • The House of Lords, including the Royal Throne
  • The Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery and many other fascinating parts of the Palace of Westminster

Public Gallery

Elizabeth is also able to arrange for tickets to the Public Gallery in the House of Commons. You are also able to enter the gallery without booking a ticket, but for popular debates, there may be a long queue. Please email Elizabeth's office for more information.

Elizabeth is allocated 2 tickets for Prime Ministers' Questions every 4 months, therefore it is very unlikely that requests for tickets will be able to be accommodated. Elizabeth does not operate a waiting list.

It is not always necessary for Elizabeth to arrange your visit to Parliament. You are more than welcome to visit Parliament on sitting days and queue to enter the Public Gallery or Committee Rooms. A considerable portion of the Palace is open to the public without the need for an escort. More information is available at www.parliament.uk/visiting.

Big Ben

Tours of Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) can be arranged. Please note that these will not be running for the next three years due to refurbishment.