About Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is home to the two chambers of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is the seat of centralised power in the UK. Located on the banks of the River Thames, its Gothic Revival architecture is instantly recognisable, as is the Elizabeth Tower and its great bell, Big Ben, that sounds out from the north end of the Palace.

 

The Palace of Westminster is one of the most prominent symbols of the nation and remains a popular tourist attraction for millions of visitors from around the world. Tours of the Palace are available and residents of the UK can obtain tickets into the Galleries of the House of Commons or the House of Lords from an MP. It is also possible for visitors of any nationality to queue for access into the Galleries, though there is limited space and entry is not guaranteed.

Accessibility

Site Access

  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair hire is not available.
  • Scooter hire is not available
  • Wheelchair accessible baby changing facilities
  • Walking frame hire not available
  • There is not a drop-off point by the entrance
  • Some staff are specifically trained to deal with disabilities
  • All toilets are accessible
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • There are described guides
  • There are descriptive tours
  • Induction loops are used throughout
  • Some staff are trained in British Sign Language
  • Carers are not discounted
  • There are not concessionary prices

Location

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Reviews

DM

Audio guides really add to the experience

by DYAN MARIE

I visited with my wife and we both benefit from the use of induction loops sometimes. The audio guides were fully compatible and made the trip that bit more interesting and informative.

GA

Free if you're British.

by Guy Abraham

Westminster is free if you're British! Instead of paying, contact your MP and arrange a free visit. It is more than worth it.

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