Members' tours are available to UK residents free of charge and must be sponsored by a Member of Parliament (MP). If you are one of Jack's constituents and would like a tour of parliament, please contact him via email at or alternative call his London office on 0207 219 7070 to make suitable arrangements.

Tours are led by by trained guides. However, please be aware tours are generally fully booked 6 months in advance. Demand for guided tours is high so early booking and flexibility regarding dates and times is strongly recommended.  For more information about times and availability of the guided tours please visit here


Prime Ministers Question Time

Question Time is the busiest time in both Houses. In the Commons it is Prime Minister's Question Time. Free tickets are necessary to gain entrance if you would like tickets to Question Time, please contact Jack to make arrangements.

Please note members only have a small allocation of tickets so requests should be made as far in advance as possible. Question Time is very busy so it is advisable to obtain tickets. It is essential to have tickets in advance to gain access to Prime Minister's Question Time.

Attending debates

The galleries are open to the public when the Houses are sitting (meeting), which is from Monday to Thursday and on Sitting Fridays, with differing times for each House. All visitors can request access to the galleries on the day at any time when either House is sitting free of charge. However, admission is subject to available space and a wait is likely at busy times.

Watch Committees

Some select committees have a role that crosses departmental boundaries such as the Public Accounts or Environmental Audit Committees. Depending on the issue under consideration they can look at any or all of the government departments.

All select committees take evidence in public, with very few exceptions. Typically committees meet privately for a short period before the evidence-taking begins, at which point members of the public are invited in with the witnesses. It is worth checking the Parliamentary Calendar in order to see when committees are scheduled to meet.

There is no system of tickets or advanced booking. Places are limited and visitors are admitted on a first come, first served basis. 


The Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben tours

The Elizabeth Tower is the name of the famous tower of Parliament - more popularly known as Big Ben. Although often referred to as Big Ben, this is actually the nickname of the bell housed within the Elizabeth Tower - and Big Ben's official name is the Great Bell

Elizabeth Tower tours are currently free of charge. If you would like to tour the Elizabeth Tower, please contact Jack to make suitable arrangements. Please click here for more information about times and availability of guided tours.

*Please note, tours are generally fully booked 6 months in advance. Demand is high so early booking and flexibility regarding dates and times is strongly recommended. Please note children under 11 are not permitted on Elizabeth Tower tours. 


For further information about visiting Parliament please visit: Visiting Parliament

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