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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 Tour and optional visit to Houses of Parliament in London
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Westminster Abbey Tour and optional visit to Houses of Parliament in London
$47.87 per adult
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Very informative
Our Guide was excellent ! She was very knowledgeable about the History of the Abbey and it’s “occupants”
Robert_C, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in London

star-5
London with the Fam!
Cortney_H, Jul 2022
London for Kids with Changing of the Guard, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London
Wow! We had the best day with Lucy our tour guide. It was a full day and a lot of walking and sightseeing, but we were so entertained, we barely noticed. We are a family of 5 and our youngest is 9. We toured Westminster Abbey, we watched part of the changing of guards ceremony and toured the Tower of London. Lucy not only gave us a tour of these amazing places she made it fun and she answered all our crazy questions. I would absolutely recommend this tour!
star-4
Great tour for Westminster Abbey but no tour guide for Houses of Parliament
Donald_G, Jul 2022
Skip the Line into Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey Fully-Guided Tour
Westminster Abbey is very interesting with lots of history. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information and details regarding the Abbey. I was disappointed that for the Houses of Parliament portion of the tour the Guide was canceled. We were able to continue using a listening device and head phones.
star-5
London Walked
David_O, Jul 2022
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Clint, our guide, made our tour so memorable. He is an amazing fountain of information! No question goes unanswered. His tour is perfectly structured from start to finish and finishes at Westminster Abbey. Though tour guides are no part of your trip inside the Abbey, Clint handed us tickets for entry and directed us as to where to go. All very convenient. His wit and sense of history and humor make the tour fly by in no time. My wife and I enjoyed it tremendously and highly recommend!
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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.
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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.
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The stories Richard...
Robert_P, Jul 2022
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
The stories Richard shared that we would never have learned about on our own. The stories about Westminster Abbey and Churchill were very interesting.
star-4
Best London walking tour ever!
Roger_G, Apr 2022
Westminster Abbey and The Tower of London - small group 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 way to see Westminster!
Shahla_S, Jul 2022
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Jill was a fabulous tour guide. She was cheerful, energetic, and entertaining. She had the route well-planned so that we saw all the sights without getting stuck in the big crowds. The tour was three hours with a bathroom/snack break in the park. Would definitely recommend this tour! Would also highly recommend going into Westminster Abbey at the end of the tour! It was amazing!
star-5
Excellent Tour and Guide
Jennifer_S, Aug 2022
Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
Denisa was superb! We could not have had a better day. Seeing all the highlights and excellent history knowledge. We had an amazing day, learned a lot, and would recommend to all!
star-5
Christopher was a great, 5-star tour guide!!
Neil_G, Aug 2022
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Christopher was excellent, humorous, attentive, and razor-sharp in detail and presentation. He was all you can ask for in a tour guide. We recommend him without hesitation!
star-5
Exceptional tour with exceptional service.
Anita_P, Aug 2022
London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
Our tour guide Alex was exceptional! He was very engaging, learned everyone’s names first thing. Addressed each person throughout the tour and brought the sites we saw alive for us.
star-5
Great guide
Jutarmast_S, Aug 2022
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
I really enjoy having a London tour with Chris. He was superb and funny. Our group learned a lot from him.
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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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