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Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Formerly known as The Palace of Westminster, where there has been a parliament since 1275, the Houses of Parliament is home to the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It has 1100 rooms, about 3.2km of corridors, and one of the most spectacular medieval timber roofs in the world. Some sessions are open to the public to watch from the Visitor's Gallery (Mon-Wed 2:30-end, Thurs 11:30) to which entrance is free. Big Ben is closed to the public, its real name is the Clock Tower, Big Ben is actually the name of the bell inside!
During the Summer Recess the Palace of Westminster, is open for a one hour guided tour, which includes both Chambers and other great State Rooms. The tour starts at Victoria Tower and ends in Historic Westminster Hall.

Entrance Fees
Adult: 12.00
Child: 5
Concessions: Over 60 -

Nearest Tube: Westminster

Open 31st July to 3rd October.


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