Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament Tour

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Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament Tour

Excursion Overview

Get to grips with Britain’s royal and political history on this 4-hour tour of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Step inside the famous Gothic abbey, which has been the setting for almost all English coronations since William the Conqueror’s crowning in 1066, along with many other royal occasions including Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Then gain insight into the British political system with a guided tour of the House of Lords and Houses of Commons inside the Houses of Parliament.

Tour Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee to Parliament and Westminster Abbey

Tour Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Souvenirs

What You Can Expect

Make your own way to Parliament Square, where a bevy of London’s most famous sights, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, await. Then, meet your guide outside Westminster Abbey and head inside to begin your tour.

Walk along the same aisle that Prince William and Kate Middleton took their first steps on as a married couple, and get up close to the Coronation Chair, where the British Royals have been crowned for hundreds of years. Stroll through the cloisters and see College Garden, thought to be the oldest garden in England, along with the graves of Dickens, Hardy and other famous writers.

After touring the abbey, make the short stroll to the Houses of Parliament, which sits resplendent along the banks of the Thames River. Marvel at the golden spires and statues that stud the building’s grandiose facade, and learn about the much-snapped Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Big Ben bell. Then, continue inside and enjoy a roughly 1.5-hour tour. Take in highlights such as Westminster Hall, Queen’s Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Lords Chamber, and gain a fascinating insight into Britain’s modern-day politics.

Your tour then concludes outside the Houses of Parliament, leaving you free to continue sightseeing independently or make your own way back to your accommodation.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Departure point

Westminster Abbey, central London

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Return Details

Westminster Abbey, central London

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