Whenever the House of Commons or House of Lords are in session, members of the general public can visit the public galleries and watch MPs and Peers question the government and debate current issues and legislation.
UK residents and overseas visitors are welcome to watch debates in both Houses from the public galleries. Watching debates in Parliament is free of charge for all visitors.
The galleries are open to the public from Monday to Thursday (and some Fridays). Times differ throughout the week and for each House.
On most days you can just turn up and wait for entry to either Chamber on the day. There is usually a queue for the public galleries, and the Visitor Assistants will be able to inform you of how long your wait is likely to be.
Visitors wishing to watch debates should enter via the Cromwell Green entrance.