Houses of Parliament Tour | Day Out With The Kids

Houses of Parliament Tour

Westminster, Greater London, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

The Houses of Parliament have created an audio tour especially for families with children! The commentary is delivered in the style of a 'live' news broadcast and time travelling reporters are called upon throughout the tour to report from the scene on many of the stories associated with this historic building.

The standard audio tours and guided tours include the route taken by the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament; from the Queen's Robing Room, through the Royal Gallery and Prince's Chamber, into the majestic Lords' Chamber. Tours then move on through Central Lobby, Member's Lobby and one of the voting lobbies before entering the Commons Chamber, scene of many lively debates.

Passing through St Stephen's Hall, the tours end in 900 year old Westminster Hall. This is where Guy Fawkes and King Charles I were tried and where Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama addressed Parliament in more recent years.

The audio tours are recommended for families. The guided tours are not really suitable for younger children due to the length of the tours (90 minutes) and the amount of walking involved.

Images reproduced with the permission of Parliament.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Houses of Parliament, Westminster, Greater London, SW1A 0AA, England


Click here to visit Houses of Parliament Tour's website
020 7219 4114

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours


Saturdays throughout the year, weekdays when Parliament is in recess.

Please check the website for accurate dates & times.


Pre-booked Family Guided Tour

Adults: £18.50

Concessions: £16.00

Kids (up to 15): Free

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Parking facilities

There is an underground car park opposite the Houses of Parliament operated by Q-Parks.