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London: Westminster Abbey Entrance Ticket

1. London: Westminster Abbey Entrance Ticket

Discover historic Westminster Abbey at your own pace. Immerse yourself in this place for worship, celebration, and ceremony, where many of Britain's most significant moments in history have happened. See the Coronation Chair, the oldest piece of furniture in the country that is still used for its original purpose. Since 1066, the Abbey has played host to the coronation of every British monarch including Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II. Learn how the Abbey is the resting place for many great monarchs, poets, musicians, scientists, and politicians. Explore Poets' Corner, so-called due to the many poets and writers buried here.

Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

2. Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

Meet your guide at the entrance to Westminster Abbey at 09:15 AM, and then look inside the historic monument to stand in the footsteps of kings and queens. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been held in the abbey, as have many royal weddings, including that of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. Then, take a panoramic tour around the Houses of Parliament and pass the Elizabeth Tower where the famous Big Ben bell chimes every quarter hour. Learn about the role of MPs who sit in the House of Commons and the function of the House of Lords. Hear how, and why, the Elizabeth Tower and its great clock and iconic bell were built. For a more complete experience, select the option that includes the ticket to the Parliament and get an audio guided tour inside the building.  Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the Palace of Westminster (the official name of the Houses of Parliament) boasts an ostentatious façade with golden spires and statues of kings that reflect in the River Thames. Listen as your guide explains the history of the building, from the first medieval clock tower built in the old Palace of Westminster, to the design and construction of the present Elizabeth Tower.  

London: 4-Hour Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

3. London: 4-Hour Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private 4-hour sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide will collect you from the lobby of your hotel at 10:00. Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, official residence of the Royal Family. See the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Watch the Queen’s Foot Guard march to a military band at the Changing of the Guards ceremony. Marvel at the eye-catching outfits and bearskin hats. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Then, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

London: Crown Jewels Tour with River Cruise

4. London: Crown Jewels Tour with River Cruise

Discover 2 of London's most iconic sites with tours of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Step back in time as your guide leads you through centuries of history; from the Tudor period to the Great Fire of London, right up until the present day. Crowned by the magnificent dome iconic of the London skyline, Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt St. Paul's Cathedral in the English Baroque style after the Great Fire of London. Since then it has served as the location of many grand royal events, including the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The Tower of London was founded in 1078 by William the Conqueror after seizing the English crown, and was seen as a symbol of repression for some time. Since then it has been a Royal Palace, armory, prison, and execution site. The traditionally-attired Beefeaters who guard the Tower will regale you with insightful tales of its past before the tour progresses to the Crown Jewels. Here you'll see the incredible Imperial State Crown, the enormous Cullinan diamonds, and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor. You have the choice to take the River Cruise and end your tour at Westminster Pier, or take the cruise on another day and go with your guide back to the Tower of London. River Cruise Tickets are one-way from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier (or vice versa).

London: Westminster Abbey Skip-the-Line Entry & Private Tour

5. London: Westminster Abbey Skip-the-Line Entry & Private Tour

Discover Westminster Abbey on this private tour. Save time with convenient skip-the-line tickets. See the the burial place of royals and famous authors. Ascend to the stunning 13th century triforium at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries. Meet your guide outside of the Westminster Abbey. Find out where every coronation from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II took place. Enjoy the romance of the setting for seventeen royal weddings including the wedding of William and Kate. Visit the the burial place of many royals and including the feuding Tudor Queens Elizabeth and Mary. See the final resting place of Geoffrey Chaucer, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin. Marvel at the 700-year-old coronation chair as you learn about this ceremony. Admire the craft of 16th century stonework, the portraits of modern martyrs, and the grand Henry VII Chapel. Go up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries. Marvel at the flying buttresses and ornately carved gargoyles. Take in the views of the Abbey from the 13th century triforium.

London in One Day Tour with River Cruise

6. London in One Day Tour with River Cruise

Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square The tour begins with a panoramic drive around parliament Square, to see Westminster Abbey, where many of our Kings, Queens, Statesmen, poets and writers are buried. See Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. London's West End, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard Enjoy a fascinating panoramic tour, seeing Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, London's Theatre District and Piccadilly Circus. Then to Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard**. We will then have a chance to enjoy lunch at a traditional London Pub. St Paul's Cathedral A guided tour of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece – St Paul's Cathedral - crowned by the magnificent dome that is so much a part of the London skyline. The Cathedral was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666. In recent years it has seen the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and, most recently, the thanksgiving services for both the Golden Jubilee and 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. The Tower of London and Crown Jewels Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged by successive sovereigns, the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Over the past 1000 years it has been a Royal Palace, an armoury and a place of imprisonment and execution. The Beefeaters who guard the Tower will regale you with stories of its past. We will visit the Crown Jewels, including the magnificent solid-gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the enormous Cullinan diamonds and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor.   Sunday in London - due to church services St Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sunday. We will stop for photographs and spend longer in the Tower of London. Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard, on these occasions we will visit Horseguards Parade. Thames River Cruise Enjoy your river cruise at your leisure after exploring The Tower of London. Your river cruise will take you from Tower to Westminster Pier, where your tour will conclude.

Westminster: 4-Hour Walking Tour & St Paul's Cathedral Entry

7. Westminster: 4-Hour Walking Tour & St Paul's Cathedral Entry

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace to watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Move on through Westminster and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. After your walking tour, head over to St Paul's Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedral sites on the planet, and explore this relic. Finish your walking tour by heading to The Clink. See 20 sights in 1 day, including: Buckingham PalaceSt James PalaceChanging of the GuardQueen Victoria FountainGreen Park (Royal park)St James's Park (Royal Park)Admiralty ArchPall MallTrafalgar SquareWhitehallThe Royal Horse GuardHorse Guard ParadeDowning StreetBig BenWestminster AbbeyHouses of ParliamentParliament SquareLondon Eye

London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and St Pauls Cathedral

8. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and St Pauls Cathedral

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, on selected days you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Go to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. After your walking tour, head over to St Paul's Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedral sites on the planet, and explore this relic. See 30 sights in 1 day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • London Bridge • Southwark Cathedral • The Shard (tallest skyscraper in the EU) • HMS Belfast (Second World War Battleship) • Square Mile • Tower Bridge • Tower of London

London in a Day: Tower, Westminster & Changing of the Guard

9. London in a Day: Tower, Westminster & Changing of the Guard

Your day begins in Westminster Abbey. Take advantage of pre-reserved tickets to visit England’s most hallowed church, marveling at the tombs of national heroes, religious and royal relics, and of course, hundreds of years of royal weddings, coronations and funerals. Witness the changing of of the Queen’s Life Guard, an elite cavalry regiment, mounted on exquisitely-bred, and specially-trained horses. As you watch the guards go through the ceremony, your guide will explain the significance of everything from the armor they wear to the colors on their uniforms. Then explore Trafalgar Square, the geographic center of London and one of the city’s most iconic public spaces. Your last stop, the Tower of London, is also the most impressive. Benefit from pre-reserved tickets and immerse yourself in 1,000 years of bloody royal feuds, improbable jailbreaks, jewel heists, menacing ravens and even a ghost or two. Discover hair-raising stories of this royal stronghold, jail, zoo and occasional execution block, including the mystery of two lost boys that will send shivers down your spine. As a final treat, pause to marvel at the Crown Jewels inside the Jewel House at the Tower). These aren’t just the largest collection of coronation regalia in the world, they are also the only ones in Europe that are still in use by a Royal family.

London: City Tour with River Cruise & London Eye

10. London: City Tour with River Cruise & London Eye

Begin your tour of London with a journey through the City of Westminster onboard a luxury coach. See the Albert Memorial, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and much more as your guide tells you exciting stories and facts about London's long history. Your first stop is Buckingham Palace where you will watch the Changing of the Guard. During the ceremony, get a view of the famous guards in their red tunics and bearskins as they perform their march. It is the epitome of British pomp and pageantry. Following this, you will visit St. Paul's Cathedral and take a guided tour around the iconic, domed building. Learn more about Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece and the 35 years it took to build. At your next stop, discover London’s darker side as you tour the Tower of London. This historic fortress in the middle of London is a notorious historical prison and execution site, its long and bloody history steeped in myth and legend. As the day winds to a close, hop on a scenic cruise down the River Thames to enjoy a unique view of the beautiful London waterfront and the Houses of Parliament. Your tour will end with a flight on the London Eye, Europe's tallest Ferris wheel. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of London as you absorb everything you have learned from a full day of exploring the city.

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What people are saying about Westminster Abbey

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 178 reviews

Audio guide provided at the entrance free of charge. Count 2 hours of visit to go around. Not too careful about the arrival time so no stress if you are late on the scheduled time. A nice visit, do not forget to go to the garden of the college of the abbey... that. more to my teenagers to see college students in a completely different environment.

Easily accessible and quick entry. Book with Get Your Guide. Plenty of hand sanitizer and cleanliness. The Abbey is incredible; old, historical, and grand. Many tombs of kings and leaders!

The Guide was very knowledgeable and he was fun ! He explained the stories of London so passionately it was an excellent afternoon out and he was fabulous.

Excellent tour. Was exactly what I was looking for in a history tour of Bath.

Really enjoyed our tour guide. Knowledgeable and funny.