Step inside the Government's house for an audio tour covering a thousand years of history and more than a smattering of modern politics, then swing to Park Plaza for a filling afternoon tea with an unlimited hop-on, hop-off River Cruise to enjoy across the day too with this activity packed London day out experience for two. The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, contains both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and works as one of the centres of government power in the UK. You'll get to see both houses through Westminster Hall, the Royal Gallery, Lords Chamber and more with an audio guide (available in loads of languages should English not be your bag) gently leading you from each point of interest to the next. You might even get to meet some Parliament members! Along with your Houses of Parliament trip you can take a seat in the Park Plaza County Hall for an afternoon tea with all the trimmings and a warming refreshing brew chosen from their fine leaf tea selection. As if that wasn't enough, over the course of the day you can enjoy an unlimited River Thames cruise (and all the sightseeing that goes with it) with a hop-on, hop-off ticket for two.
Need to Know
On arrival at the Houses of Parliament simply present the entry voucher, that you will have received when you redeemed your gift experience in exchange for your audio guides before setting off around the House of Commons, House of Lords and all the interesting bits in-between. Your tour will take around 60 to 75 minutes, and is available in several languages should English not be your first choice. At your chosen time you'll also take a table at the Park Plaza County Hall for your pre-booked afternoon tea, including finger sandwiches, pastries, scones with cream and jam and your choice of loose leaf tea. You will be provided with a second voucher after making your booking which you will need to present to the restaurant. For your unlimited day of river cruising, you'll take the 3rd voucher, that you will have received when you redeemed your gift experience along to Westminster pier on the day you wish to take the cruise and exchange it with the booking staff for an unlimited River Red Rover ticket. You may embark and disembark from the piers at Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich, cruising between them as many times as you wish during one day.