Houses of Parliament
The impressive stature of the Houses of Parliament can be seen from a long way off thanks to the tall clock tower and waterside location. To many, it is the symbol of Westminster and the home of UK politics. There are a number of ways to get inside and explore the internal architecture. Overseas visitors are allowed to watch laws being made in both Houses from the public galleries and take a guided tour of Parliament on Saturdays and in the summer season. Meanwhile, people from the UK can do all of these things as well as take a tour throughout the year by writing to their MP and even climb to the top of the Clock Tower and see Big Ben up close. With nearly a thousand years of history, there is plenty to see at the Houses of Parliament, including a vast art collection. While in the area, visitors can see the protestors on Parliament Square and past kings and queens at Westminster Abbey.
Hotels near the Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament are in the heart of Westminster, on the banks of the River Thames. Staying in hotels near Houses of Parliament provides a great base for seeing the sights and sounds of the South Bank such as the London Eye, which is just over Westminster Bridge. Nearby Victoria also offers visitors the chance to stay close to the Gatwick Express terminal. TravelStay.com has a number of cheap hotels in Westminster and London hostels in Victoria, such as the Astor Victoria, a quality and great value London hostel. The Grange Hotel Wellington meanwhile, is a budget London hotel walking distance from both Victoria and Westminster. The London rooms at Wigram House are also another option available through TravelStay.com. All of these accommodation options are close to the Houses of Parliament so book your stay now!