Houses of Parliament

Top 1% of attractions in London
9 / 10

10 expert reviews

“The image of the Palace of Westminster... and its clocktower known as Big Ben... has become an icon of icons.”

– Frommer's

"The easiest time to get into the Commons is during an evening session—Parliament is still sitting if the top of the Clock Tower is illuminated." Full review
"The mother of all parliaments, the Palace of Westminster comprises Big Ben (which is the bell, not the tower) as well as the chambers of both Houses, Commons and Lords."
Travel + Leisure
"As one of London’s best-known monuments, the Palace of Westminster should be on every visitor’s tick-list. Its Gothic Revival building was rebuilt in 1834 after a devastating fire, which..." Full review
Time Out
"Tours of the Houses of Parliament offer a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics, and stunning art and architecture." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Undoubtedly the most richly decorated chamber of the Palace of Westminster, the House of Lords bears witness to the exuberant neo-Gothic imagination of Pugin." Full review
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