Guided tour

Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

4.2 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: Amigo Tours UK

Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

Activity provider: Amigo Tours UK
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From US$ 46.99 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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Duration 75 minutes - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Optional audio guide
Spanish, English, Irish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.  

Includes
  • Entry to Westminster Abbey (if option selected)
  • Professional English-speaking guide inside Westminster Abbey (if option selected)
  • 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

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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After meeting up with our tour guide Richard, We got to see Westminster Abbey in a way that we have never experienced before. While an audio guide is available, Richard was able to offer stories and commentary that brought the history of the Abbey vividly to life. The tour through the Houses of Parliament was self-guided but Richard was able to provide some interesting commentary before the start of the tour. Overall we had a great experience with this tour!

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June 19, 2022

Jane was absolutely wonderful. Her knowledge of roughly 1000 years of British monarchy and history was incredible and her personality was cheeky and inviting. I can not recommend this tour enough. My only regret is that she did not lead the tour of parliament, it is self and audio guided.

May 15, 2022

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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February 25, 2019

Product ID: 116803