Half-Day London Tour: Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 3 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament are two of London’s most revered historic landmarks and this 3-hour guided tour lets you discover both in one day. Hear about the royal weddings, coronations, and funerals of Westminster Abbey as you follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Diana, and Queen Elizabeth, then learn more about British politics with an audio tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Itinerary
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Stop At: Westminster, Victoria Street at Parliament Square, London SW1P 3PA England

This two-part morning tour gives you an express course in British royal and democratic history by visiting two of the most important institutions in town.

First off, your expert guide will show you around Westminster Abbey, the monumental monarch-owned church where British royals are both crowned and laid to rest. Next, they will lead you to the entrance of the equally impressive Houses of Parliament, where you will explore the hallowed halls with an official audio guide. This is the best way to get to grips with the customs, ceremonies, and conventions (not to mention the astonishing historic architecture) of Britain.

Westminster Abbey ranks among the world’s greatest churches. For 1,000 years, the abbey has been the site of royal coronations, with every British monarch having been crowned here, from William the Conqueror in 1066 to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The 700-year-old Royal Peculiar – a designation that acknowledges the Abbey’s special role as a monarch-owned church – has played host to coronations, royal weddings (most recently Prince William and Kate Middleton) and funerals (including Princess Diana’s). Also, of note are the roster of noteworthy figures interred here, among them 17 British monarchs and an unknown soldier who perished in France during World War I.


Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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

After touring Westminster Abbey, your guide will accompany you to the nearby Houses of Parliament. Having been escorted right to the entrance, you will be provided with tickets to enter the revered establishment, where both houses of the British government convene. You’ll be given an audio tour guide and can explore key parts of the building at your leisure. See the 11th-century Westminster Hall, the oldest still-standing section of the building; the Queen’s Robing Room, where the Queen dons her ceremonial robes and crown in preparation for the official State Opening of Parliament; the portrait and gilded statue-adorned Royal Gallery, the site of parliamentary ceremonies; and the lavish House of Lords, which, is the most dazzling room in the whole complex with its frescoes, solid brass gates and gilded throne.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Audio guide tour of the House of Parliament
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/Beverages
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to heightened security measures, you may experience delays in clearing security checks when entering the venue
  • There are no cloakroom facilities at the Abbey for luggage can be stored
  • Entrance into Westminster Abbey requires a modest dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK


Departure Time

9:15 AM


Return Details

Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 20 Aug 2018 -

Stephan M

Very Good experience. The knowledgeable guide helped us navigate through the crowded Abbey so we could see the highlights in different areas. The Houses of Parliament tour was mostly 'on your own' with the audio headset. That approach was fine since the tour route was clear and you could go at your pace.

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