Westminster Abbey with Houses of Parliament Express Tour

Westminster Abbey with Houses of Parliament Express Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • Entrance ticket with skip the line access to Westminster Abbey
  • Entrance ticket to the House of Parliament
  • Audio guide tour of the House of Parliament
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

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City Wonders comprehensive half-day tour covers two of London’s most iconic, history-steeped monuments: Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Your expert guide will show you around Westminster Abbey, the monumental monarch-owned church where British royals are both crowned and laid to rest, and he will lead next you to the entrance of the Houses of Parliament, where you can explore the hallowed halls with the official audio guide.
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Explore British history

Dive headfirst into British history during a morning tour covering two of London’s most iconic, monuments: Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Your expert guide recounts to you the rich history of Westminster Abbey, where many historic figures are buried, from royals to writers to famous physicists.

Westminster Abbey

Official audio guide

Listening to the official audio guide, you explore the storied corridors and chambers of the Houses of Parliament, including the Westminster Hall, the Queen’s Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and the Lords Chamber

Tour Description

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

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

Westminster Abbey, is ranked among the world’s greatest churches. Your expert guide ,will lead you through the abbey which has been the site of royal coronations, with every British monarch since William the Conqueror in 1066 , to most recently, 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 not only played host to coronations, royal weddings (most recently Prince William and Kate Middleton) and funerals (including Princess Diana’s). 

After touring Westminster Abbey, your expert guide accompanies 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 explore key parts of the building at your leisure, taking as much or as little time as you want to soak it all up visit.

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 lavish House of Lords, which, is perhaps the most dazzling room in the whole complex with its frescoes, solid brass gates and gilded throne.

For anyone who wants to see two key London landmarks and learn about the institutions that have helped shape modern-day Britain, this two-part London tour is a must-do.

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What's Included

  • Entrance ticket with skip the line access to Westminster Abbey
  • Entrance ticket to the House of Parliament
  • Audio guide tour of the House of Parliament
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people of fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Westminster Abbey (inside)
  • House of Parliament (inside)

FAQs

  • How will I recognize the guide?

    Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition and holding a sign with the tour name.

  • When will I receive confirmation of my booking?

    You should expect to receive an email within minutes of booking with your confirmation voucher.

  • Do you offer private tours?

    Currently we offer private tours in many destinations and can arrange many of our tours as private tours.  If you are interested in a private tour please refer to the private tours offered online. If the private tour you are interested in, is not listed, please contact our Customer Care team.

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