Explore the Palace of Westminster, one of the world’s most architecturally important government buildings, with an expert guide. The highlight of your visit is a traditional English afternoon tea of cakes, scones, petit fours, and a selection of finger foods on the jaw-dropping Palace terraces overlooking the river Thames.
What You'll Get
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Parliament Square, London England
Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England
Your tour begins when you enter the Palace of Westminster, and are greeted by the cavernous Westminster Hall, which has been hosting state functions and dignitaries from around the globe for for nearly 1,000 years and counting. Underneath the medieval hammerbeam roof, (made of 600 ancient oak trees) your local expert guide will introduce you and your small group of only 20 people to the Palace.
As you learn the history of the Palace, you’ll make your way through the building, stopping in the famous rooms like the Queen’s Robing Room, where the Queen puts on her crown before the State Opening of Parliament each year. You’ll also see the Division Lobbies where, according to a tradition that dates back to Ancient Rome, opposing sides gather before a parliamentary vote, the ‘Ayes’ in one room, the ‘Noes’ in another.
The stars of the show are the two engine rooms of British democracy: the Chamber of the House of Commons, and the Chamber of the House of Lords. You’ll actually get to step inside both while learning about the history and traditions that help keep the country running. Although the House of Commons is politically more important, the House of Lords will really knock your socks off. From the frescoes to the stained glass to the Royal Thrones, this is the most lavish room in the Palace.
Before you go, we have a special treat. On the Terraces of the Palace of Westminster overlooking the river, you’ll sit down for a scrumptious afternoon tea including cakes, scones, sandwiches, and petit fours. From here you’ll have stunning views up and down the river and get a great look at the outside of the Palace of Westminster.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Pass By: Central Hall Westminster, Westminster Central Hall Storeys Gate Westminster, London SW1H 9NH England
Pass By: Take Walks, London England
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Please note that for security reasons, airport style bag searches will take place at the Houses of Parliament.
- Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Dietary requirements for afternoon tea must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the tour. Requests received after this time cannot be accommodated.
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
- Expert Tour Guide
- Afternoon Tea
- Parliament tickets
- Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
- Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Sir Winston Churchill Statue, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3JX, UK
3 hours 30 minutes
Houses of Parliament, Bridge St, Westminster, London SW1A 2PW, UK
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Walks - UK in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
This offer is not eligible for promo codes.
The Fine Print
14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.