Private tour

London: Westminster Abbey Skip-the-line Entry & Guided Tour

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Activity provider: Rosotravel UK

London: Westminster Abbey Skip-the-line Entry & Guided Tour

Activity provider: Rosotravel UK

From US$ 263.40 per person

Discover the secrets of the Westminster Abbey, a royal church and site of coronations since 1066. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets and live commentary from a guide.

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Duration 2 - 5.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Russian, French, Italian, German, Polish, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pickup from your accommodation in London
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • "Visit Westminster Abbey with a 5-Stars Expert Guide Avoid long and tiring queue
  • Avoid long and tiring queues thanks to skip-the-line tickets
  • Learn about the British monarchs, their heritage and treasures
  • See highlights of the City of Westminster, London (in 4 and 5,5-hour tour)
  • Take advantage of private car transfers (in 3,5 and 5,5-hour tour)
Full description

Enjoy the full attention of a licensed guide on a private tour of Westminster Abbey, one the United Kingdom's most notable religious buildings. Explore the church’s 1000-years-old history of coronations, royal weddings and burials, including the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Discover a mecca of British royal heritage! The 2-hour tour includes skip-the-line tickets to Westminster Abbey, one of the most visited attractions in London, so you can save time and bypass the crowds. Admire the grand architecture of this Gothic masterpiece and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the abbey, its historic chapels and lovely gardens. Step inside to discover rare treasures, such as the historic King Edward’s Chair, which has been used at every coronation of English and British sovereigns since 1302. During the tour, your expert guide will take you on a journey from the abbey’s founding in the 11th century as a Benedictine monastic church, through its transition to a Church of England “Royal Peculiar”, to other interesting events, such as the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Westminster Abbey is also a great place to hear stories about the great national figures who were buried here, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking. Choose the 3,5-hour tour to take advantage of skip-the-line tickets and roundtrip transfers from your London accommodation to Westminster Abbey. We will organize an experienced driver and a private vehicle exclusively for your group of family members or friends, so you can escape the crowds and chaos of London’s public transport. Book private car transfers in advance to save time and effort. Join the extended 4-hour tour to enjoy a visit to Westminster Abbey and a walking tour of the City of Westminster and its government buildings, palaces and monuments. Hear the story of the symbol of British democracy - the Palace of Westminster and its iconic Big Ben clock tower, and see the Downing Street where the Prime Minister resides. See the war memorials along the prestigious Whitehall and admire the famous museum buildings at the Trafalgar Square. The final stop will be at Leicester Square, known as home to major cinemas and theatres. The 5,5-hour option includes a private car transfer and a guided tour of the City of Westminster with skip-the-line tickets to its treasury trove - the Westminster Abbey. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with a convenient pickup and drop-off service at your London accommodation to avoid getting lost or late for the tour.

Includes
  • Private tour of Westminster Abbey and City of Westminster (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
  • Licensed Guide speaking fluently in the chosen language
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Westminster Abbey
  • Walking tour of the City of Westminster (only in 4 and 5,5-hour options)
  • Private car transfer with a pickup and drop-off (only in 3,5 and 5,5-hour options)
  • Private car transfer with a pickup and drop-off (in 2 and 4-hour options)
  • Walking tour of the City of Westminster (in 2 and 3,5-hour options)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Oliver Cromwell Statue, 2 St Margaret St, London SW1P 3JX, UK

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • The 3,5 and 5,5-hour options include an approximately 1,5-hour transfer time between the meeting point and your London accommodation. Please note that the transfer time quoted is for information purposes only and can take longer or shorter depending on the location of your accommodation.
  • Please note that visits to the church during scheduled events as well as the daily, Sunday and holiday services are limited, so there may be occasions where tours will only take place from the outside.
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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A must see in London. If you’re passionate about British history, it’s definitely one of the most interesting places in London. So much history in one place that it can be overwhelming! What we liked the most without a doubt was our guide, Cosetta. She was super kind, full of knowledge and had a lot of patience with us. The two hours flew by! Cosetta spoke with such passion about British history that I ended up watching a movie about Queen Victoria that night! I wanted to highlight the customer service of getyourguide. We booked the tour for the 1st of October, but for reasons unknown to us, the guide did not show up at the meeting point. Jay, the one who assisted me, was super friendly and solved everything on the spot. Communication was super easy thanks to the app. Also bear in mind that there are a lot of people visiting Westminster Abbey since the Queen's death and it's possible that Westminster Abbey will be closed for a few months to prepare for the Coronation.

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October 14, 2022

I had a great time during this tour, with Larissa, a fantastic licensed expert guide. The ticket included skip-the-line entry, meaning we were able to bypass the 30 minutes-long queue! Although private guided tours are not the cheapest way to visit the Abbey, I thought that being able to benefit from the experiences of a knowledgeable tour guide, with the opportunity to ask questions and hear amazing anecdotes covering 1,000 years of British history, was worth the cost. In fact, Larissa was so engaging that other visitors stopped next to us to hear her stories! I was taken on a journey from the Abbey's foundings in the 11th century, exploring every corner, learning incredible historical facts and spotting hidden gems, including Britain's oldest door! I learnt that the church has over a 1,000 year history of coronations, 17 royal weddings and is is the resting place of more than 3,000 renowned Britons. Whether you’re a Londoner or a tourist, I highly recommend this tour!

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October 10, 2022

My son and I took a private tour of Westminster abbey on Saturday. I loved learning more about the abbey and the part it and the people who are buried there have played in our history. We were able to see the coronation chair which will be in use again soon. It is amazing to think that all monarchs since William the Conqueror have been crowned in the abbey. I was suprised to learn that the abbey has the oldest door in Britain dating back to its Anglo Saxon foundation in about 960 B.C. Our guide Fabrizio was excellent and was able to answer our many questions. I would recommend the tour to anyone who wants to find out more about British history in the place where some of the events that shaped our country took place and I am sure like us you will be left wanting to discover even more. We also enjoyed an excellent lunch in the cafe.

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October 10, 2022

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