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Westminster Abbey Tour

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  • 4 Hours
  • Private Tour
  • Guaranteed to avoid long lines
  • Entry Fee Included
  • Perfect for children
  • Fun quiz available

We start our Westminster Abbey tour just outside so we can take its architecture in before heading inside. This famous church is recognisable from various famous royal weddings, funerals and coronations. It’s hard to ignore the history here! 

We’ll enter through the cloisters, a great opportunity to appreciate both the age and the scale of this magnificent building. Look around as we walk into the church, you will see many names, some of these you will recognise immediately, others you may remember once your guide links them with stories.

Next, let’s have a look at one of the oldest pieces of furniture in the United Kingdom. Last used in 1953, the chair patiently waits for the next coronation. As we pause to admire the coronation chair, listen as your guide paints a picture of the coronation ceremony, imagine the spectacle each time a new monarch is crowned in this very spot.

From there, our Westminster Abbey guided tour makes its way around the church where we’ll find the sites of many Royal burials around the High Altar. Two sisters, stepsisters, both Queens but very different personalities. In life, they weren’t very fond of each other, yet in death, they are buried here in the same tomb. Ladies Chapel shows you the highest level of a gothic style you’ll see on a private walking tour in London – with its beautiful fan-vaulted ceiling. Now it is time to check out Poets corner and find your favourite writer or a poet. Westminster Abbey has so much to offer and we will spend about 2 hours before we move on.

As we leave the Abbey, we arrive immediately into Parliament square, this a great opportunity to take a picture in front of houses of Parliament. How many statues of famous statesman can you recognise? Your Guide will be happy to explain who some of them were and their significance in British history.

This being London, there is always time for traditional pageantry. The horse guards are just around the corner. Here we see the Guards, proudly sitting on their horses keeping this royal area safe. They are inspected every day, rain or shine. Time for another quick picture? Watch out though the horses can bite!

Leaving the famous buildings behind for a moment let’s wander through St James Park. Home to not only a lovely display of plants and flowers but also many birds. Any ornithologist would be in heaven here, black swans, white swans, pelicans, geese and many more species call St James Park their home. If you have children in your group then let’s take a few minutes to stop and feed the birds and the ever-hungry squirrels!

Our next stop needs little introduction, Buckingham Palace, a grand building and royal residence. If we get close to the gate you will see the guards, looking after her majesty. Your guide will help you figure out if Her Majesty is at home today, perhaps you’d like a photo next to one of the most famous sights in the world?

We finish our tour on Trafalgar square, the very city centre of London. From here you are ideally placed to visit Leicester square and Covent Garden. Your guide Will be happy to help with any directions and suggestions for the rest of your stay.

If you want to visit Westminster Abbey, but would like your tour to continue onto other great London landmarks then our London City Tour is for you!

Departure Point

Westminster Abbey shop, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS. By prior arrangement, your guide can meet you at your central London hotel.

Departure Time

Mon-Fri 9:30am

Directions

Your tour guide will meet you at the Westminster Abbey shop, they will be holding a sign with the lead customers name.

Pick Up Point

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sknipfel
sknipfel
2020-01-04
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Fantastic! Marina was superb. I took this tour with my husband and three sons (20,18.17). Loved that we had a small group and could ask questions. Note this tours doesn't include skip the line tickets. We ended up seeing the crown jewels at the end of the day to avoid the ridiculously long line.
kimberlyk615G
kimberlyk615G
2020-01-03
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Best Tour of London Tower Denisa gave us an amazing tour of London Tower. She was knowledgeable and provided a wonderfully historical tour, holding the attention of a 14 and 15 year old. Denisa is top notch. Try and secure her when you book any tour! Loved hearing about the history of the ravens and, of course, the palace intrigue.
shannonsmoyer
shannonsmoyer
2019-07-24
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Great Tour! Sarah was amazing and gave us a great introduction to York! We only had a few days to spend there and this was a wonderful way to make a list of the places we wanted to visit. Highly recommend!
E C
E C
2019-07-07
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Private tour Our tour guide Marina was wonderful! She did a great job keeping our 13 year olds engaged the whole time. We all learned a lot and had a great afternoon!
C C
C C
2019-03-31
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Wonderful Tour! Kids learned so much! I have never had a tour in a museum before, but wow. I will definitely do it again! Our guide explained the history and folklore behind the paintings. It was like a friend taking you to her favorite places. Our children age 9 and 11 were able to remember what paintings we saw and why they were important. 10/10 would definitely recommend!
gigibites
gigibites
2019-03-31
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LOVE Denisa! We had a group with 6 kids and she was absolutely incredible! Very informative and extremely engaging with the children! We did a trip to Paris with a “children specialist” tour and she was just as good if not better!! It felt like we were hanging out with a local friend from the first minute we met her. We recommend her highly and we hope to book again with her in the future!
87joyk
87joyk
2019-03-27
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Private walking tour of London and private tour of Tower of London Our family of four took two tours on two different days with Denisa. We took a walking tour of London as well as a tour of the Tower of London. We found her to be extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She had a wealth of information about everything that she showed us. She even knew smal details like the names of the ravens at the Tower! We would highly recommend any tour with Denisa!
M G
M G
2016-08-08
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Wonderful walk around... We had a great day with Denisa - we are a family with two relatively small children and we saw a lot of this wonderful city (Westminster, St. Pauls, Tower etc.). Everything was well prepared and with all this specific knowledge it is much easier to get around - very quick and to the point. Denisa knows a lot of the background and she made it very targeted to the kids. She gave us a few great tips on restaurants and other things to see by ourselves. Very recommendable !
Romingscots
Romingscots
2016-08-01
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Brilliant London Visit Living at the other end of the country we don't visit too often, or know London very well, but Denisa made lots of very useful and practical suggestions and made sure that we fitted in everything that we were looking for. Her knowledge of the City is excellent, whether it is of the tourist haunts, the historical areas or shopping and eating. She even helped direct us to a great area to stay when visiting the City, which was handy for everything we wanted to do. On top of all that the 2 hour tour we did with her showed us St Paul's and beyond, including the Tower, an area we hadn't really seen before. Lots of information and a good pace with a friendly and very flexible approach. We would not hesitate in recommending her for anyone else visiting London, whether they think they know where they would like to go, or have no idea and we will be booking Denisa again for future visits. First class.
chrism12345342
chrism12345342
2016-08-01
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Tour of London I booked a tour with Denisa for my partner and I on a short trip to London. It is clear that she really knows a lot about many different historical and cultural aspects of the city. We spent 2 hours in the National Gallery looking at a number of paintings and were given a comprehensive tour of the highlights. Denisa also gave us a walking tour round some of the sights of the city. She was more than happy to adapt her tour to our interests and the small amount of time we had. Would highly recommend her for your trip to London.