Houses Of Parliament
If you’ve ever wanted to know all the secrets of Westminster, then this is the tour for you. Enjoy a guided tour of the heart of British politics, learning about the history and inner workings of the oldest parliament in the world. And when the tour is over, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the Terrace Pavilion, overlooking the Thames.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Morning departure from your local pick-up point to London, arriving in the early afternoon. You’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital – why not visit a museum, indulge in some retail-therapy or tour Kensington Palace?
Today we have a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster. The original palace was built in the 11th century, and was actually a residence for the Kings of England until much of it was destroyed by fire in the 1512, after which it served as the home of the Parliament of England, which has been meeting there since the 13th century. The palace was then completely destroyed in 1834, again by fire, and was rebuilt in the Gothic Revival style by architect Charles Barry. The tour takes you through many of the most beautiful parts of the Palace, including, the Norman Porch – which is the sovereign’s entrance and used on all State occasions where the Queen attends Parliament, The Lord’s Chamber, the Commons Chamber – where your MPs battle it out, and Westminster Hall – the oldest remaining part of the Palace, which was once used as a banquet hall for coronations, played host to the trials of King Charles I, Sir Thomas More and Guy Fawkes, and is now used whenever the Queen needs to address both houses of Parliament. It’s also been used by a few foreign Heads of State, like Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, who were accorded the honour of addressing Parliament.
After the tour, you’ll be taken to the Terrace Pavilion where you’ll be treated to a delicious afternoon tea, made fresh by the award-winning Parliament Chefs, who have designed the menu to reflect tradition but with a modern twist.
The Copthorne Tara is a stylish hotel situated just 2 minutes from High Street Kensington Tube Station. The hotel is renowned for its warm hospitality and offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms. Free Wi-fi is available, as well as room service and use of the hotel gym facilities.
The Hotel has a lift.
- Return coach travel
- 1 night at Copthorne Tara with breakfast
- Guided tour of the Houses of Parliament with afternoon tea
The price shown is per person based on two adults sharing a twin/double room.
Child (12 years and under) prices are based on sharing with two full fare paying passengers. Therefore, if one adult and one child share a room the child will pay the adult price.
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