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Houses of Parliament: Family Audio Tour

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Houses of Parliament: Family Audio Tour

KidRated’s Houses of Parliament Top Tips:

  • Best for kids & teens: The Houses of Parliament family audio tour is for kids aged 7 – 12
  • Best for parents: Visit in August when Parliament is on recess for more exclusive access
  • Top tip: Buy a ticket that includes a trip to Big Ben too (age 11+)

Visit the Houses of Parliament and explore the seat of British government! This adventure is perfect for curious minds eager to learn amazing facts and uncover hidden secrets.


Discover where Guy Fawkes hid and learn about the odd customs that take place within these historic walls. You can choose between a guided tour or an audio tour, both of which bring to life the rich history, stunning architecture, and fascinating art in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Highlights include the King’s Robing Room, the Royal Gallery, Lords Chambers, Central Lobby, Members’ Lobby, Commons Chambers, and Westminster Hall.


Visitor Assistants are available throughout the tour to answer any questions, so don’t hesitate to ask. The tour typically lasts 90 minutes, but feel free to take your time and soak in the history.


For families, there’s a special audio tour designed for children aged 7 to 11, available in English. The regular audio tour is offered in multiple languages, including English, Welsh, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Mandarin. The family tour features engaging commentary and interactive games to keep kids entertained.


For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, a screen-based audio tour in British Sign Language is also available.


After your tour, you’re just a stone’s throw away from iconic landmarks like Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Southbank Centre.


A visit to the Houses of Parliament is a fun, educational, and memorable experience for the whole family, making it a must-do on your London itinerary!

Booking Advice:

  • You can book online, by phone or at the Ticket Office on the day
  • For kids aged 5 to 15, one child goes free with every ticket paying adult, additional kids cost £9.00 each
  • Children under 5 go free but do require a ticket for admission




Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7219 4114


How to get there:

Nearest tube: Westminster

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Teen Verdict

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I’ve never given much thought to the Houses of Parliament but actually seeing the inner workings of everything was really interesting. I especially enjoyed seeing the architecture of the whole building and also finding out about the Queens Robing Room. Also because of the great location of the site, we had a really nice stroll along the Thames.

Parent Point of View

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Laura Porter

  • If you’ve ever taken a guided tour with kids you’ll know it’s hard to keep their attention (if they’re not at the front of the group) so these is a great, independent option.
  • I always choose the family/kid audio tour at attractions as it usually explains things much more clearly (for tired parents) and then you also know what the kids are hearing.
  • In a guided tour you need to keep the kids quiet for others to listen but this means you can discuss what you’re hearing.
  • The audio tour is definitely ‘Horrible Histories influenced’ and has a fun quiz at the end.

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  1. Frankie

    I took the audio tour with my two daughters aged 11 and 9 and we had a great time. The girls were engaged throughout and could skip the bits that didn’t interest them. It’s a fascinating place with lots of British history the kids learn about at primary school.

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