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Houses of Parliment Guided Tour & IWM

Houses of Parliment Guided Tour & IWM

Discover 1000 years of history, politics and architecture!

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Discover a unique combination of 1000 years of the UK's history, modern day politics and stunning art and architecture within one iconic building.

Our insightful and entertaining guided tour of the Houses of Parliament offers the opportunity to discover the fascinating blend of history and politics that lie within one of the most instantly recognisable buildings in the world. Also known as the Palace of Westminster, 1000 years ago it was the official residence of the English royal family. The oldest part of the building is Westminster Hall which was completed in 1097 and has held a central role in British history since then. The majority of the original palace was destroyed by fire in 1834 and the magnificent Gothic-Revival building which now stands, majestically, in its place was designed by Sir Charles Barry and completed in 1870. While the outside of the building is well known, the guided tours allow visitors to discover the many treasures within the building such as the spectacular fixtures and fittings designed by the eccentric A.W.N. Pugin, including the wonderful throne in the majestic Lords Chamber, and a rich collection of works of art.

 

Led by a highly qualified and knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide, the 90 minute tour takes in the Lords and Commons Chambers plus other highlights such as Westminster Hall, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery, Aye Lobby, Central Lobby, Members' Lobby and St Stephen's Hall. Jubilee Cafe, located next to Westminster Hall, offers a selection of light meals, and hot and cold drinks. The souvenir shop is located along the tour route.

 

We also visit the transformed Imperial War Museum London which tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war and conflict. In 2014 following a major transformation and redevelopment programme, the Museum re-opened with new galleries, exhibitions and an improved visitor experience so that you can find new ways to explore the diverse collections.

What's Included:

 

  • Return coach travel

  • Free time at the Imperial War Museum

  • A guided tour of the Houses of Parliament

 

Please Note

This trip was originally advertised for Thu 27 Sep. However, our tour date has been moved due to recently scheduled maintenance works at the Houses of Parliament.

Airport style searches are in place at the Houses of Parliament. Sharp items e.g. knives (including Swiss army knives) scissors, cutlery and screwdrivers are not permitted on the parliamentary estate and will be confiscated. Please also restrict the size of bags brought to Parliament.

This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford Park Street Bus Stop A, Ashford
Ashford International Htl Ashford International Hotel
Canterbury St George's Lane, between bus station and Fenwicks
Canterbury
Dover Market Square, Dover
Folkestone Bus Station Bay E, Folkestone
Hawkinge Haven Drive, bus stop outside Lidl, Hawkinge
Herne Bay Bus garage High Street, Herne Bay
Hythe North Bound Red Lion Square next to pub, Hythe
M2 Medway North Bound M2 Medway Services, North Bound
Maidstone Bus stop outside Vinters Road Car Park,
Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone
Sandgate Outside Royal Norfolk Pub, Sandgate
Whitstable Bus layby outside Tesco Extra, Whitstable

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Buzzlines Travel
3a-3b Defiant Close, Terlingham Forum, Hawkinge, Kent, CT18 7SU
01303 261 870

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday, Friday
09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Thursday
09:30hrs – 17:30hrs

Saturday
10:00hrs – 14:00hrs