***NOTE: Big Ben closed for maintenance in 2017 and so no tours are available.
- Name and postal address including postcode
- Number in group (20 max. per group)
- Preferred date, with two other alternative dates if possible
- Preferred time, with an alternative time if possible
- Contact telephone number
- Any special requirements
Please apply at least 4 months in advance.
NOTE: You can only apply for weekday tours through your Member of Parliament. For weekend and summer tours, please click here for further information.
Tours for School Groups
The unit also runs a website geared towards providing activities for children: http://www.parliament.uk/education/
Elizabeth Tower Tours
There is limited availability for visits to the top of the Elizabeth Tower to see Big Ben. Members have a limitation on the numbers they are able to book per month. Tours are at the set times of 9.15am, 11.15am and 2.15pm, Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays), but no specific date or time can be guaranteed.
Children under 11 are not allowed. Visitors must have a good level of physical fitness in order to climb the 334 stone steps, as there is no lift availability.
Please contact Bob on the email above with the same information (max group number is 4).
Getting to Parliament
The following link provides more information about Houses of Parliament tours including maps, times and address details: http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/directions/maps/