Westminster Abbey Tour and optional visit to Houses of Parliament in London

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Westminster Abbey Tour and Optional Visit to Houses of Parliament in London If you are interested in visiting Westminster Abbey, and would also like to see the Houses of Parliament in London, then this is the perfect essay for you! Westminster Abbey is one of the most famous and well-known churches in the world. It is located in the heart of London, just a few minutes' walk from the Houses of Parliament. The Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in London. The Abbey was founded in 1065, and it became a cathedral in 1163. The Abbey was the coronation church of many English kings and queens, and it also served as the burial place of many of England's famous historical figures. The Abbey is especially famous for its magnificent architecture, and it is home to some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in the world. The Abbey is open to the public every day, and it is a popular tourist destination. The Abbey tour is a very popular option, and it is also possible to visit the Houses of Parliament on an optional basis. The Houses of Parliament are a very impressive building, and they are home to many of the UK's important political institutions.


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Westminster Abbey Tour and optional visit to Houses of Parliament in London

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.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Westminster Abbey Tour and optional visit to Houses of Parliament in London at no additional cost

  • Ticket to the Parliament (if you choose this option)
  • Professional English guide inside the Westminster Abbey
  • Audio guide in different languages inside the Parliament (if you choose this option)
  • Ticket to Westminster Abbey (if you choose the option)
  • Panoramic tour around the Parliament (if you choose this option)

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Westminster Abbey Tour and optional visit to Houses of Parliament in London has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Live commentary inside the Parliament
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Souvenirs

Points Of Interest

  • 120 minutes: 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.
  • 120 minutes: 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.
  • minutes: 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.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Please note that there are three differents options with different inclusions (check which one you have choosen)
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms