Sylvia very much enjoys welcoming constituents to the Palace of Westminster and actively encourages people from North Down to visit their national Parliament.

To enquire about obtaining tickets for the House of Commons or House of Lords Galleries, or to book a place on one of the Parliamentary tours, please contact our Westminster office on 0207 219 0862, or complete the online form.

When planning your tour, you may wish to consider the following information supplied by the Sergeant at Arms:


Parliamentary Tours

Tours along the Visitor Route are either Full Tours, which include both chambers or Partial Tours which include either the House of Lords or the House of Commons.


Tour Times

Tours, which must be prebooked, begin from the St. Stephen's Entrance at four-minute intervals between the following times:


Sitting Days

Mondays 09.00 to 12 Noon - Full Tours
Tuesdays 09.00 to 12 Noon - Full Tours
Wednesdays 09.00 to 09.20 - Full Tours
09.25 to 12 Noon Partial Tours (Lords Only)
Thursdays - No Tours
Fridays - 15.30 to 17.00 Full Tours


Non Sitting Days & Recesses

Christmas/New Year - Closed
Easter and Spring Weekdays - 09.30 - 17.00
Whitsun Recess Weekdays - 09.30 - 17.00
Prorogation Weekdays - 09.30 - 17.00


Summer Recess

July and August - Wednesdays and Thursdays - 09.30 to 12 noon
September and October - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 09.30 to 12 Noon

There are no Members' tours on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.