VIP Houses of Parliament Guided Tour with Afternoon Tea on River Terraces

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3 hrs 30 mins

Max 20

Why take this tour?

This tour takes you on a fully-guided visit to one of the world’s most jaw-dropping buildings and finishes with a VIP afternoon tea on the terraces of the Palace of Westminster with exclusive views of the building and Thames River. Enjoy history and insights into royalty and politics from your guide, then enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea of cakes, scones, petit fours, and a selection of finger foods.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Explore the inside of the Palace of Westminster with an expert tour guide
  • Created with Sketch.View the most significant rooms in the Palace, including Westminster Hall, The House of Commons, The House of Lords, Division Lobbies, Queen’s Robing Room, Prince’s Chamber, and more
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy afternoon tea on the Palace of Westminster's jaw-dropping river terraces, including cakes, scones, finger foods, petit fours, and pots of steaming hot tea

Take afternoon tea on Parliament's riverside terraces

Your Houses of Parliament guided tour starts when you meet your guide and small group of no more than 20 other people in front of the Palace of Westminster and stroll inside with skip-the-line Parliament tickets.

Beginning inside the cavernous Westminster Hall, your Parliament tour will take you through the most famous rooms in the building, following in the footsteps of the Queen as you trace her route through the annual State Opening of Parliament. Highlights include the Queen’s Robing Room, the Royal Gallery, and the Prince's Chamber, the House of Commons, House of Parliament, and numerous details hidden on the walls and in the design of the building.

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Your Houses of Parliament guided tour starts when you meet your guide and small group of no more than 20 other people in front of the Palace of Westminster and stroll inside with skip-the-line Parliament tickets.

Beginning inside the cavernous Westminster Hall, your Parliament tour will take you through the most famous rooms in the building, following in the footsteps of the Queen as you trace her route through the annual State Opening of Parliament. Highlights include the Queen’s Robing Room, the Royal Gallery, and the Prince's Chamber, the House of Commons, House of Parliament, and numerous details hidden on the walls and in the design of the building.

This most British of Houses of Parliament guided tours has the perfect finale: your guide will take you out onto the Palace's exclusive riverside terraces where Ministers of Parliament and their guests come for tea. Here you'll sit down to a lavish afternoon tea of scones, petit fours, macarons, cakes, and, of course, steaming pots of tea. Enjoy the food and the unique views of the river and the Palace of Westminster as you soak in all the history, art and architecture you've seen during the afternoon.

  • Sites Visited
  • Norman Porch
  • Queen’s Robing Room
  • Royal Gallery
  • Prince’s Chamber
  • Chamber of the House of Commons
  • Chamber of the House of Lords
  • Westminster Hall
  • St. Stephen’s Hall
  • Central Lobby
  • Peers Lobby
  • Voting Lobby
  • Tour Includes
  • Houses of Parliament guided tour
  • House of Commons Tours
  • House of Lords Tour
  • Local expert guide
  • Afternoon Tea on Riverside Terraces
The Chamber of the House of Lords
Chamber of the House of Commons | Walks Houses of Parliament Tour
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Wonderfully informative!