We took photos in the two areas we were allowed but sadly we couldn't photo all the House of Lords and House of Commons, the Queen's throne and other well known images we are familiar with from watching the news and Prime Minister's Question Time.
The Queen's seat in the House of Lords shone so brightly as it has recently been renovated and covered in real gold. The actual rooms in both houses seem so much smaller than when you see them through the eyes of the television cameras.
We entered through Westminster Hall, completed in 1099 and has hosted state occasions and feasts over the years. It is customary for monarchs to line in state here after their deaths and occasionally Prime Ministers, for example Winston Churchill.
St Stephen's Hall connects Westminster Hall and the Central Lobby.
It was such a privilege to be shown around by my journalist friend who has worked there since the early 1970s and whose passion is so refreshing allowing us to learn so much and have a really great experience.
A few photos follow outside the Palace:
Before we knew it it was time to head back to St Pancras station, have a sit down and a cup of coffee and wait for our train home. My feet hurt and I was tired but really enjoyed being a tourist for the day in London!
I want to thank my friend Jerry for his tour of the Palace of Westminster and all his knowledge that came with it.