Skip-the-line Private Westminster Abbey Guided Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Engaging for all age groups

  • Read the impressive Gothic stonework

  • See the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, Henry VII, and so much more

  • Take in 1000 years of British history and culture

Description

To visit Westminster Abbey is to take a whirlwind ride through 1000 years of British history- the only way to skip the line for a private experience like no other.

Dream of the last Anglo-Saxon king and a flagship of the Church of England, Westminster Abbey is a tour de force of 1000 years of both English and British history.

This spectacular Medieval gothic ‘royal peculiar’ has hosted every coronation from William the Conqueror to the House of Windsor, seventeen royal weddings including William and Kate, and most recently the funeral of our beloved Queen, Elizabeth II. It is also the burial place of many royals and notables including feuding Tudor siblings, writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Rudyard Kipling, and Charles Dickens, scientists Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and Charles Darwin, abolitionists, actors, and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
no limit
Price starts at
385 GBP
Languages
English
Meeting Point

Outside the Official Westminster Abbey Shop, situated at the base of the West Front of the Abbey.

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Why take this tour?

Marvel at the 700-year-old coronation chair as you learn more of this most sacred and complex ceremony, admire the craft of 16th-century stonework, the portraits of modern martyrs, and the grand Henry VII Lady Chapel.

Ascend the 52ft to the Diamond Jubilee Galleries where, up with the flying buttresses and ornately carved gargoyles, you’ll discover a 13th-century triforium. Hidden for centuries, the galleries now tell the secrets of the abbey.

Using a special entrance to skip the line, your private guide will give you unparalleled 2-hour insight into this very British emblem and its place in the last 1000 years of our turbulent yet extraordinary history.

Included

  • Private Guided tour of Westminster Abbey

  • Tickets and entry reservations to Westminster Abbey ​

  • Tickets and entry to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries ​

  • English Speaking local expert guide

Excluded

  • Gratuities

  • Food & drink

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Things to know

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to the tour.
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Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to the tour.
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Availability

This tour is available every Monday - Saturday at 9:45 AM and 1:30 PM

This tour is available every Monday - Saturday at 9:45 AM and 1:30 PM

The Important Stuff

  • Please arrive fifteen minutes before the start time on your voucher​.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and always carry water.
  • No photography allowed inside Westminster Abbey.
  • The Abbey is a working church, therefore, it is subject to closures at short notice.
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  • Please arrive fifteen minutes before the start time on your voucher​.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and always carry water.
  • No photography allowed inside Westminster Abbey.
  • The Abbey is a working church, therefore, it is subject to closures at short notice.
  • There is no large luggage allowed into Westminster Abbey.

Meeting Place

Meet your guide outside the Official Westminster Abbey Shop, situated at the base of the West Front of the Abbey ( Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS)

The guide will be showing a sign with the customer's name.

Meet your guide outside the Official Westminster Abbey Shop, situated at the base of the West Front of the Abbey ( Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS)

The guide will be showing a sign with the customer's name.

Customer Reviews

tripadvisor reviews

All was about Guy, our guide, a kind, knowledgeable and funny english national who made of our private tour un unforgettable experience. Nothing to add more

tripadvisor reviews

We absolutely loved our private tour of the Westminster Abbey. Our guide was the most friendly, witty, and knowledgeable guide that I could hope for. The pace was perfect, even for an older person, and she made sure that we all enjoyed the tour.

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