Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

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Recommended by 138 out of 143 hikers


  • Dan Hobson

    The Palace of Westminster is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece designed by Sir Charles Barry and A.W. Pugin to replace the medieval parliament buildings which burnt to the ground in 1834. The place comprises the iconic Big Ben; Westminster Hall, the oldest building on the Parliamentary estate; St Stephen's Chapel; and the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of British politics. Entrance costs £26.50 for adults, £22 for people aged 16-18, £11.50 for children aged 5-15, and under 5s are free. Be aware, tickets sell out a long time in advance as this is such a popular place to visit. Be sure to book in advance via:

    • July 31, 2019

  • HansJoergOtt

    The entrance fee is very high even by English standards! But here is just history in great density!

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    • April 18, 2017

  • Gerd

    In the district are concentrated many sights. Unfortunately, Big Ben was surrounded by scaffolding during my visit (see photo).

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    • November 23, 2017

  • Naturliebhabär 🐻🚶🚴🏼‍♂️🏃

    You have a nice overall view from the other side of the Thames.

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    • January 13, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    Update March 2020 - Imer still a part of the parliament and BigBen in the scaffolding - only one clock face still looks out. The bell is also turned off to protect workers.

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    • March 25, 2020

  • Heiko Edelmann

    It is worth looking at from the opposite side of the Thames. The size of the buildings is impressive.
    Unfortunately Big Ben was scaffolded - but you could see the clock.

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    • December 28, 2019

  • Rudi

    We were at Big Ben in February 2020. It has now completely disappeared from the scaffolding and will remain closed for a long time. Other parts of the palace are also being renovated, so that you won't get a really nice picture of the building at the moment.

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    • March 1, 2020

  • Felix

    Here is the Big Ben.

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    • August 23, 2018

  • Stefan

    Unfortunately, the Big Ben was in the renovation

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    • August 3, 2018

  • Tommys Auszeit 🌲🌳🥾🚲 🏕🎒

    Definitely more impressive than our seat of government 😉

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    • March 19, 2021

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom


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