Kings, queens, statesmen & soldiers. Poets, priests, heroes and villains. All coronations since 1066. The weddings of 16 Kings & Queens. The final resting place of 17 monarchs. Westminster Abbey is a living pageant of British history. Groups can only visit with a Blue Badge Guide and ours have passed the very exacting Abbey exams with flying colours - so you can request your favourite City & Village Tours guide to join you for a very memorable day out.
Arrive at 10.30am for time to buy morning refreshments. To do full justice to the Abbey we’ll split your group in half - each for an intimate guided Abbey tour and each for free time to explore two unique and important institutions a stone’s throw from the Abbey.
In the Abbey we show you the Shrine of Edward the Confessor, the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and Poets Corner. Heraldic banners hang beneath the sublimely beautiful fan vaulted ceiling of the Henry VII chapel and we see how mediaeval architects created a theatre for coronations.
For the other half of your day you’ll be free to visit St Margaret’s Westminster, Parliament’s parish church and the Supreme Court - the highest court in the land set up to replace the Law Lords.
We come together to buy refreshments before heading home at 4.30pm ahead of the rush hour.