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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

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20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London, SW1P 3PA

The Basics

A tour of Westminster Abbey is like taking a walk through British history. Explore independently with an audio guide, on a tour led by a verger (church official), or with a private guide. Tickets include access to all the main areas of the church. The London Pass also grants access to Westminster Abbey.

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Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament Tour in London
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Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament Tour in London
US$49.32 per adult
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Five stars all the way
Our guide, Jane, was terrific. Knowledgeable and funny. 3 hours went by so very quickly. I highly recommend it.
Anthony_F, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Bringing the Abbey to life
Charles_C, May 2022
Private Tour: Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms Combination Tour
This was one of the best tours we did. Flicc was a wonderful guide. She brought Westminster Abbey history to life and knew a lot about the historical figures buried or memorialized there. She took us to see the King Edward throne that was behind a rope that no one else was visiting. She kept our 12 year old and us engaged and interested with her lively discourse there and at the War Rooms. Well worth the money for the personal attention.
star-5
Westminster Abbey - a private tour
Rita_J, May 2022
Skip-the-line Westminster Abbey Private Guided Tour
The private tour of Westminster Abbey was exceptional. Paced well, with engaging and professional historical narrative provided to enhance the experience. The guide was genuinely passionate about sharing her wisdom about the Abbey which was extraordinary and enjoyable to see. I gained a new perspective about the historical significance of the monarchy in Great Britain (as an American) as well as the social dynamics of church, state, and religious conflicts. A must do and well worth the cost.
star-4
Best London walking tour ever!
Roger_G, Apr 2022
Westminster Abbey and The Tower of London Private Tour
James was an outstanding tour guide not to mention historian. His knowledge of Westminster Abbey and Tower of London is second to none. We enjoyed it immensely!
star-5
Great guide
Pamela_C, Apr 2022
Skip the Line into Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey Fully-Guided Tour
We had a great guide who knew his subject and put it over well. No delays in going into either Westminster Abbey or the houses of Parliament.
star-5
Great tour; highly entertaining
Brenda_H, May 2022
Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament Tour in London
Jane is a fabulous guide. She has a great deal of knowledge and shares it on a fun entertaining way. I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in entertaining history.
star-5
Wonderful Private London Tour
pennyliumd, Apr 2022
Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
Excellent tour of Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Our guide Hamish was fabulous , extremely knowledgeable
star-5
Mr Lord Clifford Hume was a very knowledge guide of London, funny, charming and very knowledgeable London Tour Leader!
Fabiola_M, May 2022
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Although it was a rainy day in London, our Tour Guide made the best of locating us around dry spots in order to explain all about the area of London, specially its history throughout the years. He made us laugh and enjoy the long walk, making it vey enjoyable and feeling happy we were there.
star-5
Tower
JEFF_B, May 2022
London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
The knowledge of the tour guide. Tower of London was very interesting and made more interesting by the guides facts
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Our guide. ROBERT was...
Laura_P, May 2022
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
Our guide. ROBERT was very informative, comfortable with the history and able to answer questions or handle digressions with ease. The tour was an enjoyable overview of many Westminster area highlights and prompted ne to do more reading afterwards.
star-5
Great tour guide full of good stories
Laura_C, May 2022
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Cliff, our tour guide, is knowledgeable, personable, and delivers a fulfilling tour. He was able to get right on time to maximize our experience through the tour.
star-5
Recommend this tour
Danielle_L, May 2022
London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
“Guy the guide” was great. He made sure we saw the changing of guards despite there being some hurdles due to Buckingham being blockaded off. We saw quite a bit of the sites of London in a day. It was a good tour, I’d recommend if you have limited time in London.
star-5
Terrific and brilliant full-day London tour
Monica_A, May 2022
Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
If you want to walk around memorable sites in London with a fun, knowledgeable, patient and charismatic London connoisseur, you must retain Marina’s invaluable services! She made our full-day trip around London a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We look forward to our next visit to London, and we will definitely contact Marina for the next knowledge- and fun-packed adventure.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Booking in advance will help you avoid waiting in long lines. Otherwise, be prepared to queue for up to an hour at peak times, especially in July and August.

  • As the abbey is a place of worship, visitors are asked to dress modestly, and due to its uneven floor and steps, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Taking photos or videos is not permitted within the abbey.

  • Some, but not all, areas of the abbey are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users should enter by the North Door; admission is free.

  • On-site facilities include restrooms, a café, and a gift shop.

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How to Get to Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is located close to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in Central London, a short stroll from the Thames riverfront. The nearest tube stations are St. James's Park and Westminster. The visitor entrance to the abbey is at the West Gate of the North Green.

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When to Get There

Westminster Abbey is open to visitors every day except Sundays and on religious holidays, when the church is open to worshippers only. To avoid crowds, arrive early on a weekday. To hear the Abbey Choir perform, time your visit for the daily Evensong (weekdays at 5pm and weekends at 3pm). Special after-hours tours also run on Wednesday evenings, typically one of the quietest times to visit.

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What to See at Westminster Abbey

Visitors can see the Shrine, containing the tomb of Saint Edward the Confessor; the Royal Tombs, including the tombs of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots; the Poets' Corner, where a number of creatives are buried or commemorated; the Nave; the 13th-century Cloisters; and memorials devoted to Isaac Newton, Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, and many more notable figures. For the full experience, end your visit with a stroll through the beautiful College Garden and a traditional afternoon tea at the Cellarium Café.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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