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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.
Westminster Abbey Shop, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS, UK
2 to 4 hours
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This was a great tour. Our guide was very informative and provided great history and also great anecdotes on that history. It was great to get into areas of the Abbey that the general public could not.
Our guide, Nick, was great — he did a nice job of highlighting the history of the Abbey, and was a great storyteller. Access to Parliament was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour,
We had an excellent tour guide Nick. The tour was very informative and Nick was always ready to answer any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoyed the tour inside the Abbey. A lot to see and learn. Very good and experienced tour guide. Only a very brief explanation of the Houses of Parliament.
We, as well as everybody on our tour, expected to have a 3.5 hour tour of both Westminster Abbey and a walking tour around Parliament, the majority of this tour being within the Abbey.This is what was described on the website, but not what was delivered because the Abbey had a function and was not allowing group tours our day. Furthermore, because we did not receive any tour of the Westminster Abbey, we had to pay for this on our own, in addition to what we paid for the Viator/Amigo tour. We got 75 minutes worth of an advertised 3.5 hour guided tour, walking outside of parliament. Both Viator and Amigo (the contracted tour company) initially refused to provide any refund. Eventually, a 20% refund was provided, which barely covered 1 admission ticket to Westminster Abbey. Giving 2 stars because Marian, the tour guide was great (and was just as surprised as all of those on the tour that no groups were allowed in Westminster Abbey that day.)
You are required to meet at Abbey Store that does not open until 9:30. Rained all morning and got soaked. By the time we got into the Abbey, it was very crowded and groups were muddled in the church and given much too long narration. It took so long that I skipped out on the Parliament tour. It was a bit disappointing. The tour guide was impressed with her own knowledge and did not read her audience who were bored and impatient
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.