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Westminster Abbey
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
Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament Tour in London
$54.15 per adult
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Wonderful morning in Westminster
The whole tour was very informative, the guide was very knowledgeable and added so much to our walk thru Westminster. Seeing Lawrence of Arabia tomb marker was a highlight because it was unexpected in a sea of historical items.
Timothy_K, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

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This is a really good...
John_E, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
This is a really good tour for those interested in learning more about World War II. Richard is a knowledgeable and engaging guide.
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My private tour of London
Cheryl_P, Nov 2021
Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
I was in London on Thanksgiving Day and Denisa made it one of my most memorial. I highly recommend a private tour. It made the experience amplified beyond amazing!
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Great tour with a great guide
michael_c, Nov 2021
Fast Access Westminster Abbey Private Tour with a London Blue Badge Guide
Denisa was fantastic!!! Very knowledgeable and professional. And she was very down to earth. We enjoyed ourselves immensely!!!!!!
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Knowledgeable guide
William_D, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
David had a good grasp of history and especially how Churchill effected it. Lots of side stories made our tour much more interesting.
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Westminster War Time Walk
Clara_S, Nov 2021
Westminster in World War 2 Walking Tour
The whole tour was very interesting and Robert was very knowledgable, especially about Winston Churchill.
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Perfect way to see the highlights of London in just one day.
Gayle_M, Nov 2021
Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London
This was a great tour and the perfect way for the 4 of us to see, as well as learn a lot about, the highlights of Central London in just one day. Denisa, our tour guide, was exceptional. She reached out to us before we arrived to answer questions and insure all went smoothly. She was extremely knowledgable, personable and helpful, and made sure our tour and day in London was perfect. I highly recommend this tour.
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Alex, our guide, was...
Nick_K, Oct 2021
London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
Alex, our guide, was amazing! Insightful, funny, organized. It was a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Fun, informative tour
MaryMcConnell, Oct 2021
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
We really enjoyed our guide, who had a wealth of historical information and anecdotes. He was also very smart about giving us access to the changing of the guard without embroiling us in crowds
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Best day ever!!
Brian_O, Oct 2021
London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
Excellent day!! Packed so much into a day All thanks to our guide Elizabeth who was fantastic and a mine of information
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Great even in the rain.
Lydia_C, Sep 2021
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Enjoyed this tour very much. I felt like the guide was well informed , kind and attentive. It would have been less meaningful seeing the area on our own. I would definitely recommend it.
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Must do adventure!
LaShane_H, Sep 2021
Wonderful Westminster & Windsor (Walking Tour & Visit Windsor Castle)
Tim was a wonderful tour guide! We saw everything listed and more and were entertained the entire time!
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Highly Recommended Tour
James_L, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
Michael was a brilliant guide - so knowledgeable, passionate and good fun too. Centuries of history in that small but important area were summarised beautifully!

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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