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Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

Activity provider: Amigo Tours UK

Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

Activity provider: Amigo Tours UK
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From US$ 48.35 per person

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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.

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

Experience

Itinerary
1.5 - 4 hours
  • Westminster Abbey

  • Westminster Abbey (visit, guided tour)

  • Houses of Parliament (visit, guided tour)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Houses of Parliament

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Wheelchair users and their carers can enter the abbey free of charge
  • This tour is subject to change at the last minute
  • This is not a direct Ticket, your guide will give you access to the monument
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 102 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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Tour organized by an English guide (Jane) who is very knowledgeable and informed, as well as friendly and attentive to everyone, which begins on the route between the Abbey and the Parliament. Inside the Hall of Westminster we received an audio guide that was the best of my entire journey in European museums: step by step with easily accessible information. Very interesting place because it combines the history with the current political day to day of the United Kingdom. A must visit for history buffs!

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October 17, 2022

Sue was an exceptional guide. She was well versed in the history of the palace, important areas to view and the numerous luminaries residing in West Minister Abby for all eternity. It was gratifying to visit this historic place in close proximity to the Queen’s funeral. To walk in places QEII frequented across the span of her life from wedding to funeral. To experience the enormity of the treasures residing there - all unseen from televised views of the main isle shown in important State events. Sue guided our outside tour of Parliament - which was closed for inside tours during our time in London. Again, Sue made the visit educational and interesting! I highly recommend Get Your Guide and the individuals providing services on its behalf.

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October 6, 2022

While the tour had to be rescheduled due to an official abbey event, the company notified us promptly and the tour guides did a great job locating everyone in the group even with the chaos of the crowds. Our guide was Richard, and he was fantastic. Lines were extremely long since the abbey had to push everyone back several hours, but he gave us a lot of historical background while we were in the queue. During the tour he took us to all the highlights and gave us all the history in a super interesting “story”-like manner. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide and tour experience to end our trip with! He was wonderful.

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October 4, 2022

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