Big Ben & The Houses of Parliament London

The House of Parliament, also known as House of Lords and Palace of Westminster, lies in the city of Westminster near Downing Street on the north banks of river Thames. The building plays a centralized role in the British politics as this is the place where the House of Lords and House of Parliament meet.  Withstanding two fires ever since it was built in the 11th century, the palace is a grand structure which has 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases and 4.8 kms long passage ways that speak for its grandeur. The House of Parliament also has 3 towers, the tallest one standing at an overwhelming 323 feet. As far as Big Ben is concerned, it is a nickname which is given to the clock at the northern end of the palace. The clock, which is in the third tallest clock tower, is known to be the largest four-faced one in the world and has been around for more than 150 years now.

Visit The Houses of Parliament’s website.


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    Things to Do in Houses of Parliament

    - Climb Big Ben
    - Contemporary portraiture in Portcullis House
    - Royalty and splendour in the House of Lords
    - Attend debates
    - Watch committees
    - Question time
    - Westminster Hall debates

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    Operational Hours

    The House of Parliament opens 6 days a week during the Summer Opening Period, otherwise Saturdays are the only days when it is open for guided tours.

    The timings for Saturdays are from 9.15 am to 4.30 pm, while there are foreign language tours throughout the days too.

    The House of parliament stays closed during Christmas holidays.

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    Ticket prices for adults are £15 while the ticket for each child of 5 to 15 years costs £6. Children under the age of 5 are free but students and people who are above 60 years of age have to pay £10 as ticket fees.

    Buy Tickets Online:
    Booking by Phone: +44 844 847 1672

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    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom.

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    How to Contact Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

    Administration of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament can be contacted by giving them a call.
    Telephone: +44 844 847 1672

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    How to Get to Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

    By Tube

    The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben is situated in front of the Westminster tube station which serves District and Jubilee lines. View Map

    By Bus

    You can also use London bus services to get to Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. The nearest bus stop is Westminster Station Bridge Street and it serves bus number 211. Move east on Bridge St/302 towards Victoria Embankment/A3211 to get to the destination.

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