Westminster Abbey tour with a private London guide
A Westminster Abbey tour is one of the essential visits on your trip to London. A private Westminster Abbey tour can take 90 minutes or up to 2 hours and can be tailored to suit your itinerary, interests and your group. If you visit with a Registered Tourist Guide like myself then we use a separate ticket office so that you may skip the long entrance lines. Please note: as of March 2022 the Abbey are not offering a dedicated ticket desk for Guides – but we hope this will reopen very soon.
Highlights of a Westminster Abbey tour
- The 700 year old Coronation Chair
- Tombs of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots
- The exquisite fan vaulting of the Lady Chapel
- Memorials and burials to great authors in Poets’ Corner
- Learn about the coronations that have happened here for 900 years
- See the burial places of authors including Charles Dickens
- Learn about the incredible medieval Gothic architecture
- See where a royal wedding took place in 2011
The reign of Queen Elizabeth II had a ceremonial start here in 1953 at the last coronation. And the next coronation will be broadcast to us on our TV screens from the Abbey. A visit to the Abbey will give you an insight into what it might be like to attend the next that next historic coronation event.
What other things can you tour in the area?
Westminster Abbey tour can be included as part of a half day London tour. After a 90 minute or 2 hour Abbey tour we can take a Westminster walk to see Big Ben and Parliament. If you have young children a fun option is to take a ‘royal walk’ through a London park to view Buckingham Palace. There’s plenty of things to talk about and look at on the way.
Or if you choose just to do the Abbey and we can spend a leisurely few hours exploring its history and architecture in depth.
How to book your Westminster Abbey Tour
The cost of a half day booking for your private Westminster Abbey guided tour is £220.00. You buy your own tickets for entrance to the Abbey on the day. Email us to book your tour.
Thank you again for such a wonderful tour of Westminster Abbey. Your knowledge and excitement made this part of our London visit the favorite part of the whole vacation. From my entire family, thanks again and we hope to be back soon!John 2019, USA