Guided tour

Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

From £38 per person

Look inside Westminster Abbey and learn about the Houses of Parliament and its famous Big Ben bell on a 4-hour guided tour. Hear about the workings of government, and discover how and why these iconic symbols of London were built.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes - 4 hours
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  • Take a tour inside Westminster Abbey
  • Learn the history behind the Palace of Westminster
  • Get a better understanding of the workings of parliament
  • Take the option to go inside the Houses of Parliament
Full description
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.  
  • Entry to Westminster Abbey
  • Professional English-speaking guide inside Westminster Abbey
  • Panoramic tour of the Houses of Parliament (if option selected)
  • Entry to the Houses of Parliament (if option selected)
  • Audio guided tour inside the Parliament (if option selected)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is subject to change at the last minute
  • Please note that this is not a direct Ticket, your guide will give you access to the monument
Customer reviews

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based on 30 reviews

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We absolutely loved the tour of the Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, four hours sounds a long time but I could have happily stayed even longer. It was very interesting on so many fronts. Seeing the final resting place of so many iconic Kings and Queens and to stand in the Houses of Parliament where so much history has been and continues to be made is incredible. Loved it.

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25 February 2019

Jane was a STELLAR guide

Jane was extremely well versed in the spaces we toured, exceptional skill as a guide. I took away much more than I could have hoped for. She was clear, concise, added items of interest that will help me recall this journey and day for years to come. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

4 July 2019

To book absolutely in advance with also the parliament because it is one of the most interesting activities in London.

29 December 2019

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