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Visit to the Houses of Parliament, Afternoon Tea at The Park Plaza and River Cruise for Two

Go behind the curtain of modern politics and see inside the iconic Palace of Westminster. Fill up on an afternoon tea and enjoy day long sightseeing cruising on the River Thames.

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 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.

This experience is a great idea for a gift, as you don’t have to commit the recipient to a particular date – the choice is theirs! A voucher which will be uploaded to your customer account. Simply follow the instructions on your voucher to book your experience. Your voucher is open-dated and valid for 6 months.

Experience Includes

  • Entry for two to the Houses of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster
  • An afternoon tea for two served at the nearby Park Plaza County Hall
  • Includes sandwiches, pastries, scones and your choice of loose-leaf tea
  • Unlimited day-long hop-on, hop-off sightseeing River Thames cruising
  • Cancellation indemnity

Experience Excludes

  • Any additional refreshments during your visit


Daily, varies depending on the time of year

Departure location



Approximately 3 hours

Terms & Conditions

  • Your voucher is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date.
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
  • The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary.
  • Availability - Houses of Parliament: Every Saturday until 31 August, Monday to Friday between 1 and 30 August (except August bank holiday), Every Saturday between 13 October and 15 December. Tours may occasionally have to be change or cancelled.Hop on hop off cruise: ​Tower Pier for ticket collection: Cruises depart every 30 minutes, every day of the week, all year round, giving you the chance to explore the many sights of the River Thames from four fantastic piers near popular attractions: Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich. Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any changes to advertised services.Afternoon tea is served at the Park Plaza County Hall 12.00 to 17.00 daily.
  • We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
  • Please allow 1 hour 30 minutes at Houses of Parliament, 1 hour for your afternoon tea plus 10 to 15 minutes walking time between venues. The Thames cruise is hop on hop off all day. Please ensure you allow plenty of time for travelling between the different parts of your experience.
  • A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
  • Cancellation Policy: Once you make a booking with an experience operator you are bound by their terms and conditions. Make sure you understand their rules regarding changing or cancelling a booking (particularly at short notice) as a refund will not be offered in the case of infringement of these rules. The Cancellation Indemnity policy may provide a replacement voucher in the event of cancellation by the participant owing to circumstances beyond their control.