Westminster Abbey Tours

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A UNESCO World Heritage site, with a legacy dating back more than 1,000 years, Westminster Abbey is among London’s most historic landmarks. The Gothic church is best known for hosting headline-grabbing events involving the British royal family, such as the Queen’s coronation, Princess Diana's funeral, and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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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Address: 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, England
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Hours: Worship only on Sundays. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am- 3:30pm, Saturday 9:30am - 1:30pm
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Admission: Adults: £22, Children (6-16): £9, Children (0-5): free
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Westminster Abbey Entrance Ticket Including Audio Guide

Follow in the footsteps of England’s kings, queens, statesmen and poets as you explore the magnificent Westminster Abbey, one of London’s most iconic and important religious buildings. Listen to your audio-guide as you stroll around the great church, see the coronation site of England’s many kings and queens, and admire the striking Gothic architecture. Best of all, your audio guide will fill you in on the abbey’s fascinating history, from the coronation of William the Conqueror to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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London in One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard with Optional London Eye Upgrade

Get to know London in one day on this sight-packed, full-day tour with a guide. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, see top London attractions such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy fast-track entry and a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and then visit the Tower of London. Break for a pub lunch, and receive a ticket for a Thames River sightseeing cruise to use after your tour or another day. For a bird's-eye view of the city, upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Tour to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament in London

Get acquainted with two iconic London monuments on a 4-hour tour of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. While gaining fascinating insight into the royal history of Great Britain, you’ll absorb the Gothic grandeur of Westminster Abbey’s interior and head inside the Houses of Parliament — home to the renowned Big Ben — to see highlights like the House of Commons and Lord’s Chamber. From your guide, you’ll learn about the United Kingdom’s political system and major historic events while touring the prominent landmarks.
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Early-Access Tower of London Tour with Afternoon Tea in Westminster Abbey

Hop aboard a vintage double-decker Routemaster bus and travel in style across London. Uncover the city’s royal secrets and history with a guided tour from a White Tower Warden at Tower of London with time to explore at your leisure and see the Crown Jewels. After passing St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Tower Bridge, and Shakespeare’s Globe, stop for a bite to eat at Borough Market. Then head to Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate were married. Receive a guided tour of the Abbey before you're treated to a scrumptious afternoon tea with all the trimmings at the Abbey’s Cellarium Café.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private 3.5- or 6.5-hour tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Westminster Abbey and Banqueting House Walking Tour in London

Visit two of London’s greatest historical treasures on this private 3.5-hour tour of Westminster Abbey and Banqueting House, with a specialist art history guide. Behold the splendor of Westminster Abbey, England's Royal Church and a royal coronation and wedding site since 1066, and then walk along Whitehall to Banqueting House, the last remnant of the former Palace of Whitehall. See where King Charles I was executed in 1649; admire the ceremonial and banquet chambers; see the murals by Sir Peter Paul Rubens; and learn all about the palace’s rich history.
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Private Full Day London Walking Tour

Check off all your must-visit sights on a full-day private London walking tour – ideal for first-time visitors or families. Learn about London’s rich history as you pass landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square, pose for photos by Tower Bridge and watch the Changing of The Guard at Buckingham Palace. Customise your tour to suit your interests and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide, with time to see the Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral and The Shard, or sample street food at Borough Market.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour: Chauffeur-Driven Tour of London

Beat the crowds—and see more of London in less time—on this private, half-day tour of the British capital. Meet your driver and guide at your accommodation at the time of your choosing, and set off via comfortable vehicle. The itinerary is flexible, so you can choose what you want to see. Discover Buckingham Palace and witness the Changing of the Guard, see Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Sightseeing Walking Tour of London

Make the most of your flexible itinerary and private guide on this 3-hour sightseeing walking tour of London — a great choice for first-time visitors or families. Make your way to Buckingham Palace for the famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony, then enjoy a tour of some of London’s most renowned landmarks. Pass Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, admire the architecture of Westminster Abbey and get a glimpse of No.10 Downing Street, home to the British Prime Minister, as you walk up Whitehall.
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Private Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London

Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you — set your own itinerary and explore London your way on this private 3.5-hour tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions of your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout.  
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Love London Bike Tour

Sitting in London traffic on a tour bus is no fun, so see the city’s sights in an active and enjoyable way on this 3-hour bike tour, which covers lesser-known London attractions. Cycling through the vibrant West End, you’ll pass renowned theater, The Old Vic, the 15th-century Lambeth Palace, and the colorful shops and cafes of Lower Marsh. Delve into luxurious London in Mayfair, replete with exclusive clubs and hotels, and pedal past the historic Horse Guards Parade and Carnaby Street, Soho's beating heart.
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Private Tour: London Taxi Photographic Tour

Enjoy a seamless way to explore London when you travel by taxi—and have your trip commemorated by a professional photographer—on this private tour of the city. Choose between several tour lengths, and set off to see the city’s key sights. As you go, learn more about the landmarks from your guide, pose for photos, and stop the car to capture photos of your own. After the tour, you’ll be sent a CD of all the images from your day out.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour

See London’s most famous landmarks on a private 3-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Stop outside top sights including Buckingham Palace, home to the Royal Family, and the government headquarters at 10 Downing St, which is also the Prime Minister’s residence. Enjoy photo ops of Big Ben, Parliament (Palace of Westminster) and Westminster Abbey. Walk through Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho, with the option to purchase drinks at a classic pub. You’ll travel with your own private guide who tailors the commentary to your interests.
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Private Walking Tour: Wonders of Whitehall in London

Home to many of London's top sights, Whitehall is a must-see district for most visitors, though knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. Avoid endless wandering and learn the stories behind landmarks like Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. James' Park, Trafalgar Square, and famous filming locations on this private tour. A carefully planned itinerary and flexible starts time makes it easy to fit in to any day of sightseeing.
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with dozens of possible stops, including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights. Hop off to enjoy a free walking tours and a River Thames cruise.
  • Duration: 3 days
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 80 Attractions

Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass. Choose a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-, 6- day pass, and enjoy free entrance to more than 80 attractions including skip-the-line access to Kensington Palace and London Zoo. Your London sightseeing pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus ticket and valuable shopping and dining discounts.
  • Duration: 6 days
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The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible, single-day pass, pick any date you’d like to hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers three route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include three city walking tours, a River Thames cruise and local discounts.
  • Duration: 24 to 72 hrs
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  • Duration: 24 to 72 hrs
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights

See London’s Christmas lights in style with this private, 2.5-hour tour by black cab. Cruise past top London sights and jump out for a stroll down the city's bustling shopping streets. Marvel at glitzy illuminations, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated shop windows in upmarket neighborhoods such as Belgravia and Chelsea, and see the iconic Oxford Street Christmas light displays. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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London Day Tour Including London Eye

First time in London? Visit the capital’s most iconic landmarks on this full-day London tour, including a Thames River cruise and a ride on the famous London Eye. You’ll stop for photos at Westminster Abbey, take a tour of St Paul’s Cathedral and admire panoramic views of the capital from your air-conditioned coach. There’s a chance to get a taste of Royal London too, as you tour the notorious Tower of London, view the Crown Jewels and watch the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

Learn about London’s darkest tales with a 2.5-hour haunted London bus and walking tour. Experience the grisly histories of execution, rebellion, madness, and murder that shadow this ancient city. Discover the stories and sites of Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd, and the Cock Lane Ghost. Visit the medieval Smithfield Market and the monument of Sir Willam Wallace, then finish in Trafalgar Square where you can purchase a tasty pub dinner and drink.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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London Explorer Pass: Up to 35% Off Top Attractions

Save big on combined admission prices to top London attractions with this London Explorer Pass. You choose whether to get a pass that grants you access to three, four, five, or seven attractions. Pick from a list of 20 of London’s most popular spots visited by tourists and locals alike such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, and SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Plus, your pass allows you to receive discounts at select restaurants and retailers in the city, too.
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London Night Sightseeing Tour

Experience the enchantment of London after hours on a night sightseeing tour. Aboard a double-decker bus, take a 1.5-hour trip through the city to see illuminated attractions like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Hear fascinating facts about passing sites and insider tips on where to visit in the bustling capital city from your expert guide.  
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Christmas Eve London Tour with 3-Course Dinner and Midnight Mass

Make this Christmas Eve an unforgettable one on a 7.5-hour tour of London, including Midnight Mass and a gourmet 3-course dinner. First, you’ll admire holiday lights and tick off top London attractions, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, on a panoramic tour. Plus, feast on three seasonal dishes, accompanied by a glass of Prosecco; attend Midnight Mass at a church on Trafalgar Square; and receive a special Christmas gift.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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3-Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the River Thames to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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