Westminster Abbey Private Guided Tour

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.

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Duration: 2 Hours
Group size:  Private
Language: English

Tour Highlights

  • Take in 1000 years of British history and culture with your 100% private Blue-Badge guided tour.
  • See the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, Henry VII, Lady Chapel, Coronation Chair, Poet’s Corner and so much more
  • Read the impressive Gothic stonework like a book with the insights of an expert guide
  • Engaging for all age groups
  • Family friendly

Description

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 Elizabeth II and seventeen royal weddings, most recently that of William and Kate. It is also the burial place of many royals and notables including feuding Tudor siblings Elizabeth and Mary, 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.

 

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 Queen’s 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 an unparalleled 2 hour insight to this very British emblem and its place in the last 1000 years of our turbulent yet extraordinary history.

Places You’ll See

The Coronation Chair
Famous tombs and memorials
The Galleries
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Food & drink
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Meeting point

055.D441.005 21.04
Westminster Abbey Shop, The Sanctuary, London SW1P 3JS

Important information

  • Please arrive 15 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

Customer Reviews

Total reviews: 0

Avarage reviews: 4.3

5/5
5/5
Trip Advisor
This was the best tour we did during our trip London. Our guide Nathan had so much knowledge of all the areas we visit and we could listed to him for hours. Really good value, could not recommend highly enough!
4/5
4/5
Viator
We loved it. The tour guide, Francis, was very nice and got us to the right places at the right time. He talked about the history of the monarchy and some stories about the experiences he’s had with the royal family. The change of the guards was really cool and interesting to see. The overal experience was great. :)
3/5
3/5
Trip Advisor
I live seeing the marging bands from up close. Realy could see the whole happing.Francis gave a lovely tour.
5/5
5/5
Viator
In mid December my family and I went on a changing of the guard tour with Francis. He was an amazing guide with exceptional knowledge and ensured we got the best view of everything. The tour was enjoyable and we’re all so glad we went!

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 Urban Saunters sign.

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Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Type: Private Tours

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