Westminster Abbey
The Westminster Abbey building on a sunny day, London
The Westminster Abbey building on a sunny day, London

Westminster Abbey Tours and Tickets

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A UNESCO World Heritage site with a legacy dating back more than 1,000 years, Westminster Abbey is among London’s most historic landmarks. The Gothic church is best known for hosting headline-grabbing events involving the British royal family, such as the Queen’s coronation, Princess Diana's funeral, and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.

  • 20 Deans Yard, Westminster, London, Greater London, SW1P 3PA

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Kelle_S, Nov 2023
Westminster Abbey and changing of the guards
Edward was a great guide. His knowledge of the sites was very good. We almost missed the changing of the guards, however he did get us there to see several processions of the guards in places we would not have known about on our own. Perhaps making the Westminster Abbey talk and discussion a little shorter would have helped. Also, headsets and microphone was not available at the start of the tour. We had to wait for these items that came in intervals. Overall a great tour.
Deborah_R, Nov 2023
Excellent tour
Our tour guide was excellent. We learned so much during our tour! Would definitely recommend this tour. Westminster abbey was spectacular, and our tour guide made sure we saw every aspect of changing of the guard. What a wonderful experience!
Angelika_H, Nov 2023
Wonderful experience at...
Wonderful experience at the Westminster Abbey! Our tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour!
Chris_B, Nov 2023
The tour guide for the...
The tour guide for the small group tour of the Tour of London and Westminster Abbey was amazing. She had so much information and presented it very well. Highly recommend viator and will use them in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Westminster Abbey hours of operation?
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Westminster Abbey hours of operation: . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Westminster Abbey tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Westminster Abbey can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Westminster Abbey 2024?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Westminster Abbey costs USD 37.32. Guided Westminster Abbey tours start around USD 37.32 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Are you allowed to visit Westminster Abbey?
A:Yes, you’re allowed to visit Westminster Abbey. It's open to the public from Monday through Saturday. Sundays and religious holidays are reserved for religious services. You can buy tickets on the day at the door, but it’s best to book in advance to guarantee entry and avoid long lines.
Q:How long do you need at Westminster Abbey?
A:Plan on spending at least 1–2 hours exploring Westminster Abbey. There’s plenty to see inside the royal church, from soaring Gothic architecture to royal tombs and burial places of famous English writers. Verger-guided tours take about 1.5 hours, while multimedia-guided tours take about an hour.
Q:Can you go into Westminster Abbey for free?
A:Yes, it’s free to visit Westminster Abbey if you want to attend a service or pray. While neither grants you access to the tombs or monuments, they give you a taste of the abbey’s splendor. If you’re not praying or joining a full service, consider the regular Evensong services, which feature choir performances.
Q:What should you not miss at Westminster Abbey?
A:At Westminster Abbey, don’t miss the Coronation Chair, used in coronation ceremonies since 1308, and the Poets’ Corner, where writers such as Charles Dickens and Geoffrey Chaucer are buried. Don’t skip the grave of the Unknown Warrior, which contains the body of an unknown British soldier from the First World War.
Q:Can you take pictures at Westminster Abbey?
A:Yes, you can take personal photos inside Westminster Abbey, with some restrictions. You can’t record videos, or use flashes, extra lighting, selfie sticks, or tripods. Photography is banned during services and in the shrine of Edward the Confessor, St. Faith’s Chapel, and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.
Q:Is there a dress code for Westminster Abbey?
A:While Westminster Abbey has no official dress code, visitors should mind what they wear and respect the place of worship. Avoid over-casual clothing and hats. The abbey is chilly in winter, so plan to dress warmly. Practical footwear is helpful for navigating the uneven floors.