Tour to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament in London

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Tour to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament in London
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Get to grips with Britain’s royal and political history on this tour of Westminster Abbey and if you select the option, to 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. If you have select the option you will get  into the British political system with a panoramic guided tour of the House of Lords and Houses of Commons. For a more complete experience select the option that includes the entrance to the Houses of Parliament.
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In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
2 to 4 hours
Operates:
Selected dates
Highlights:
Fully narrated tour
Instant Confirmation
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Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

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.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Then, take a panoramic tour of 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.


Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

ear how, and why, the Elizabeth Tower and its great clock and iconic bell were built. 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.


Inclusions

  • Professional guide inside the Westminster Abbey
  • Panoramic tour around the Parliament (if you choose this option)
  • Audio guide inside the Parliament (if you choose this option)
  • Ticket to Westminster Abbey

Exclusions

  • Live commentary inside the Parliament
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Souvenirs

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Departure Point

Westminster Abbey Shop, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that there are three differents options with different inclusions (check which one you have choosen)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Excellent tour of Westminster Abbey, the tour guide offered an extensive background and history of the Abbey. Unfortunately, the House of Parliament was closed. However, I believe doing both tours would have been a bit much for my group.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Very informative. Mark, our guide, was knowledgeable, easy to understand and did a great job. I can recommend this tour to anyone wishing to see and know more about Westminster Abbey.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
We had a great tour. Marian was friendly and informative. She had a nice loud voice and was always conscious to have everyone come close so we could hear.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Our guide, Marion, did an excellent job providing history and background on the Abbey. She expertly guided us from one point of interest to the next. She was also happy to answer questions on other points of interest and even directions. The audio tour of Parliament provided as little or much info as you want.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and very personable. She made everything come alive and I enjoyed the sites so much more than I would have on my own. I highly recommend this!
• Submitted 08 May 2019
This store was my sons favorite part of our vacation. The tour hit everything that you want to see at a very good pace. A must see when you go to London.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2018
We loved this tour! Our guide was the perfect English lady. She was very knowledgeable and very fun-loving. We learned so much and had a great time! We would highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Our guide was wonderful! Great tour!
• Submitted 23 May 2018
We loved this tour! The guide through Westminster Abbey was excellent and highly knowledgeable. She curated the stops so we saw the best and most interesting bits. Very interesting. Then she dropped us off at the Houses of Parliament where the tour switched to a self-guided audio tour, so you could buzz through or linger at your own pace. There was a nice break at our own pace before this second half. The HOP were very interesting and quite a nice special treat in that we got to walk right where the Lords and MPs walk, see and sit in their halls and chambers, all much more than I was expecting. Both halves of the tour were skip the line which is essential during the high season. Would highly recommend this package.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2018
Great tour and the guide was very knowledgeable with all that we saw. Very happy with the tour!
• Submitted 16 Dec 2017
Truly amazing.
• Submitted 15 Dec 2017
Excellent tour guide....quirky and informative providing a unique experience.
• Submitted 27 Nov 2017
Our tour of Westminster Abby was outstanding - the tour guide really knows his English history! Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
This is so amazingboth the Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster to see so much history and drama concentrated in this small area!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2017
Although the Abbey was crowded which meant we could not linger anywhere, the tour itself was most interesting. Perhaps a mic and headsets for better hearing without having to be right on top of the guide would have been better. The Houses of parliament was a self guided audio tour which was most informative and interesting. I would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
Our walking tour started out with a disappointment, as Westminster Abbey was closed for preparation for an event. We toured House of Lords which was very opulent then on to House of Commons, which was much less regal, but both were very interesting and exciting. Other rooms in the Houses of Parliament were equally interesting and beautiful. We were glad we could see the Tower of Big Ben, as it was partially covered in scaffolding, preparing for renovation. Overall, excellent tour.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
One of the highlights of my trip to London.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
What a thrill to be inside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Wonderful to see them in person.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Our guide was so knowledgeable and personable. The time alotted was enough to see the sites.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
Our guide, Leone, was wonderful. She took us all through Westminster Abbey. The Parliament tour was with an audio guide.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
We enjoyed this tour very much!
• Submitted 02 Sep 2017
Not to be missed tour. Our guide was excellent and provided a lot of historical information.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
viator is terrific friendly service happy with the tour
• Submitted 27 Aug 2017
The tour of Westminister Abbey was great. With so many people around it was great to have a knowledgeable guide to point out highlights. Parliament was interesting and well worth seeing. Our guide left us at the entrance but they provided audio guides and it was fine. SO
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017

In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
2 to 4 hours
Operates:
Selected dates
Highlights:
Fully narrated tour
Instant Confirmation

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