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There is a new coffee shop selling a selection of hot drinks (coffee, tea and hot chocolate) as well as sandwiches, biscuits, crisps, cakes and ice-cream. It is fully wheelchair accessible.
No dogs allowed, although assistance dogs are welcome.
There are two exhibitions on two floors of the tower. 'Parliament Past and Present' is a fascinating exhibition about the history of Parliament, and on the second floor there are panels telling the story of this small but important building. Artefacts on display include speaker's robes, an Anglo-Saxon sword, historic weights and measures and Norman stone capitals. Unfortunately the upper floor is not wheelchair accessible, as it can only be reached by a spiral staircase of roughly 40 steps.
There are some small grassy areas surrounding the building with benches and tables, although no 'grounds' as such. The remains of a moat and medieval quay are still visible outside.
English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.
If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.
Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.