Mark Lancaster MP

Mark is always delighted to welcome his constituents to the House of Commons and to arrange tours and tickets for the gallery.

A full tour of the Palace of Westminster takes in Sovereign's Entrance, Norman Porch, Royal Gallery, Prince's Chamber, the House of Lords Chamber, Central Lobby, Voting Lobby, Members' Lobby, the House of Commons Chamber, St Stephen's Hall and Westminster Hall.

Due to the strong demand for these tours, it is best to get in touch at least 2 months before your planned visit.

Central Office Tours can be arranged during the following days:

Sitting Days

Mondays 09.00 to 12 noon Full Tours

Tuesdays 09.00 to 12 noon Full Tours

Wednesdays 09.00 to 09.32 Full Tours 9.36 to 12 noon Partial Tours (Lords Only)

Thursdays No Tours

Fridays 15.30 to 17.00 Full Tours

Non Sitting Days & Recesses

Non-sitting Fridays 09.30-17.00

Christmas / New Year Closed from the rise of both Houses to after the New Year Holiday

Easter and Spring Weekdays 09.30 - 17.00

Whitsun Recess Weekdays 09.30 - 17.00

Prorogation - There will be no tours during this period

Summer Recess

August - Wednesdays 09.30 to 12 noon

September - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 09.30 to 12 noon

There are no tours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Please note that other closures may be announced at short notice due to Parliamentary business.

We can also arrange for groups of up to 16 people to climb the Clock Tower (Big Ben), however this must be booked at least 6 months in advance due to strong demand.


The Parliamentary Education Service runs a year-round programme of visits and workshops for school groups from KS2 to KS5.

For more information on the tours available, please contact the Education Unit on 020 7219 4496, or visit their website www.parliament.uk/education/