The Palace of Westminster is a world heritage site and a fantastic day out, for visitors to this country and those of us who live here.
As a Member of Parliament, I can arrange for my constituents to visit the Houses of Parliament and the best thing is, it's pretty much all free!
There are many different ways you can experience Westminster:
Prime Ministers' Questions - I receive a very limited number of tickets each year, and will allocate these on a first come first served basis. Do please email me if you would like tickets.
Watch from the public gallery - I can arrange for constituents to watch proceedings in the House of Commons, House of Lords, Westminster Hall and numerous Committees. Find out more and contact me if you need further advice.
Tours of Parliament - I can arrange for you to take a guided tour, free of charge, when Parliament is sitting. These must be arranged through your Member of Parliament. I can also advise you how to visit during recess and on weekends, although there is a charge for tours at those times. Tactile Tours for blind and visually impaired visitors can also be arranged. Find out more here.
School and college visits - Parliament's Education Service runs a year-round programme of school visits. I am very happy to meet with your group to hold a question and answer session as the school's MP. These visits are booked directly with the Education Service - but remember to request they get in touch with my office if you want to meet up as they don't always ask! Find out more about school and college tours.
The Parliamentary Archives - The Parliamentary Archives Search Room is open to all members of the public for research purposes from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm. You can book direct with the Archive team if you need to visit. Find out more about how to do this.
How to plan your visit ...
To make an inquiry about any or all of the above, please email me and my office will be glad to be of assistance.
I hope you get to visit and enjoy your time in Westminster!