Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers. Poets, priests, heroes and villains. Westminster Abbey is a living pageant of British history. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, has seen the weddings of sixteen Kings & Queens, is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs and contains memorials to some of our greatest citizens.
Groups can only visit the Abbey with a Blue Badge Guide so make it a top notch City & Village Tours Blue Badge guide. All of our London guides have studied in depth for the very exacting Westminster Abbey exams -
Arrive at 10.30am for time to buy morning refreshments. This is a day to do full justice to the Abbey so we’ll split your group in half -
Our Abbey tour will take you from the Shrine of Edward the Confessor and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior to Poets Corner and the sublimely beautiful fan vaulted ceiling of the Henry VIII chapel where the banners of the Knights and Dames Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath hang. See how the mediaeval architects created a theatre for coronations and discover some of the Abbeys most curious secrets.
For the other half of your day you’ll be free to visit St Margaret’s Westminster established by the Benedictine Monks alongside their Abbey to look after the spiritual needs of the people. Today it serves as the Parish Church of Parliament. Opposite the Abbey is the Supreme Court -
There will be time at the end of the afternoon to buy refreshments before making tracks for home at 4.15pm comfortably ahead of the rush hour.
Adults: £33 Seniors: £29
Available Mon to Fri all year
The Abbey can be very busy so
we would always recommend
coming out of main tourist
season and school holidays
if possible but whenever you
come you will not have to
queue to get in.