Just a Heads Up, 18-24 Year Olds Can Get a Free Tour of Parliament Before The Election
We don’t know about you, but we’ve always rather fancied having a gander around Parliament. We imagine it would be pretty cool to see how it all looks in the flesh, soak up the culture and history, and, of course, act out an impassioned speech that will likely change society as we know it (they let you do that, right?). It would just be so much more tempting if it were free, wouldn’t it? Well, good news.
If you’re aged 18 to 24, you can book a free place on one of the tours of the Houses of Parliament before the general election.
After only 43% of 18 to 24 year olds turned out to vote in the last general election, it is hoped that this offer of a free tour around the Houses of Parliament will encourage young voters to “register, vote and engage with the democratic process.”
Students are already eligible for a concession price on tickets for the tours, but it’s rare you’ll ever be able to wander around places such as the House of Commons, House of Lords, or Westminster Hall for free.
The Houses of Parliament remains open to visitors in the period before the UK General Election on Thursday 8 June. Tours are available throughout May and early June. To encourage young adults to register, vote and engage with the democratic process, all UK ‘young voters’ currently aged 18 to 24 can book a free place on one of the tours. During a tour, discover the House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Hall, and see inside the debating chambers and voting lobbies of both Houses. This image shows the Lords Chamber. #visitparliament #ukparliament #visitlondon #politics #history #london #ge2017 #ge17 #generalelection www.parliament.uk/visit
If you want to take up Parliament’s offer of a free tour – and why wouldn’t you? – you can find out more here.