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What to expect
This is your chance to explore Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament on a guided tour in London. On this tour, see famous gravesites, gothic grandeur, iconic landmarks, and many more attractions which are just waiting for you to discover them. Learn the history of these two famous landmarks in London with the help of a professional guide. You can also enter the Houses of Parliament to take a look at the seat of British power, with the help of an audio guide. A trip to London is incomplete without a first-hand view of its political center.
Sightseeing is one of the best activities in London due to its historical buildings and attractive landmarks. With this ticket for a Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament guided tour, see the oldest garden in Britain, walk the exact same aisle as Kate and William, check out the coronation chair, and visit the graves of Isaac Newton, Charles Dickens, and many more.
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About The Westminster Abbey And Houses Of Parliament Tour
What do you see on the Westminster Abbey And Houses Of Parliament Tour?
Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament are two of the best landmarks of London, and this guided tour provides you with special entry to both of them. Your personal English-speaking guide will take you in and share facts about the royal history of this esteemed location. Head inside the church and revel in the beauty of this sacred place. You will also get to see parts of the interior of the Houses of Parliament. However, to get inside the Houses of Parliament, you will need a special ticket. This ticket entitles you to visit parts of the Houses of Parliament that are usually restricted to the public.
With this ticket, you will be able to beat the crowds and get inside Westminster Abbey. Inside, you will see the Palace of Westminster, which has rooms like the House of Commons, Westminster Hall, and the House of Lords. Your guide will take you to all these attractions and give you insights into all of them. The guide will also give you a short introduction to the Houses of Parliament. Select a ticket to enter the Houses of Parliament along with an audio guide.
This is your chance to visit Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament and enter the epicenter of British political life. Here you will be able to see the gravesites of some famous people, gothic grandeur, eye-catching iconic landmarks, and many more sights than you won't see every day. History, politics, and sightseeing are what make London the place that it is today, and on this tour, you get to experience all of these things and more.
Starting with your visit to Westminster Abbey, where you will see the chairs upon which kings and queens are coronated, you will get to roam around one of the oldest gardens in the whole of Britain, walk the aisle that Will and Kate did, and then visit the graves of some notable British figures like Hardy, Dickens, Newton, and more. After the walking tour of Westminster Abbey, it is only a short walk to the Houses of Parliament. This is a monument loved by all tourists that visit London, and the gothic facade of it is truly stunning. You also get to see the most famous landmark of Britain: the Elizabeth Tower (famous for Big Ben), right over parliament. You can go inside the Houses of Parliament with an audio guide and check out the House of Lords and House of Commons, where actual policy debates take place. This latter part is only accessible with a special ticket.
Discover how UK Parliament works as you walk around the attractions. Don't worry; you can visit all these places at your own pace with a multimedia guide inside the Houses of Parliament.
The royal tombs, Lady Chapel, and College Garden are all open for you to explore.
You will go to Westminster Abbey first and get skip-the-line entry to see the most serene church in Britain. The roots of Westminster Abbey go back over 1,000 years. The gothic masterpiece created so many years ago holds the graves of the kings and queens of the past. It is also home to the graves of famous personalities like Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, and William Wilberforce. Your professional guide will join you on this tour while you learn the history behind how the British monarch helped shape the democracy of Britain and made this structure what it is today. You will also learn some facts about Winston Churchill in Westminster Abbey as he was one of the last non-royals to be laid to rest on the grounds after his death. Right after Westminster Abbey, you will pass by Parliament Square and towards the Houses of Parliament. If you get a ticket to visit the interior of the Houses of Parliament, you will be able to gain entry to the engine room of democracy in Britain.
You will have the opportunity to go inside the Chamber of the Houses of Parliament. This is where elected members of parliament debate about how to run the country. The Central Lobby with the beautiful octagonal ceiling and the Lords Chamber is also ready for you to explore. This structure will help you understand how the historical customs of Britain went on to influence the present democracy of the country. The House of Commons in the Houses of Parliament is the only place where the Queen is not allowed to enter.
There is no dress code given to visit these sites in person.
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What can I expect from this tour?
This tour takes you inside Westminster Abbey and helps you learn about the Houses of Parliament.
You will also learn about the famous Big Ben of the Houses of Parliament and hear from your guide about the workings of government and the history behind the construction of these sites.
The historical monument that is Westminster Abbey lets you stand in the footsteps of all kings and queens of Britain. After William the Conqueror was coronated in 1066, all the coronations of British and English monarchs have been conducted in Westminster Abbey. Royal weddings and royal tombs are all kept here. The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton was held in this very location in the year 2011.
You can also check out the wonderful Lady Chapel here. After Westminster Abbey, take a tour around the Houses of Parliament while you pass the Elizabeth Tower. The famous Big Ben can be seen here. Manage your time well to hear the loud chimes of this famous clock. Your guide will tell you about the role of MPs who can be found debating in the House of Commons. Also, learn more about the function of the House of Lords. The history of the establishment of the Elizabeth Tower, the iconic bell, and the great clock is quite unique and exciting to learn about. You can also get an audio guide along with your Houses of Parliament tour, letting you explore this brilliant place of democracy in true British style. You can even attend services at Westminster Abbey; anyone can attend, and it's free to do so.
The Houses of Parliament has the official name of the Palace of Westminster. Since 1295, the English Parliament has met here. This was when the palace was turned into Houses of Parliament. It became the permanent home of parliament in 1512 after Henry VIII abandoned the fort. Before this, it was used as a palace and royal residence. The palace burned down in 1834, and the new building was made after that. The Palace of Westminster was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, and since its inclusion, it has received a number of visitors every year. You will get to see a lot of golden spires and statues of kings here. Your guide will explain the history behind the palace, from the first ancient clock tower built in the old palace to the construction of the Elizabeth Tower. You can visit the Palace of Westminster for a cost of around £28 for a guided tour. The original Houses of Parliament hall was made by William II (Rufus), the son of William the Conqueror.
An audio guide is available in languages like Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The public galleries are also on display for visitors to enjoy. So, plan your tour to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, and get a personal view of the history of politics in Britain. Book tickets for this tour now.
Westminster Abbey has over 3,300 people buried or commemorated in it.
What age is this day tour suitable for?
The tour of Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster in London is suitable for everyone. Adult visitors need to accompany minors to all locations.
There is no formal dress code to visit parliament, however, wearing something inoffensive is recommended.
Where would you be stopping on this tour?
This tour takes you to Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster. The Palace of Westminster is the official name for the Houses of Parliament.
UK residents can tour the Houses of Parliament for free. Many visitors are seen during the opening hours of the venue, waiting for entry and learning facts about the place where political laws are made.
How long does the Westminster Abbey And Houses Of Parliament Tour take?
It will take around four hours to view the sites, depending on the preferences of visitors.
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Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs
Where does the Westminster Abbey And Houses Of Parliament Tour start?
The meeting point of the tour is the Westminster Abbey Shop at the entrance of Westminster Abbey, located at 20 Dean's Yard, SW1P 3PA, London. The tour starts at 9:15 a.m sharp.
How do I get to the tour's departure point?
The starting point of the tour is easily accessible. If you are traveling from the city of London itself by car, take the A3212 road to reach the destination in the shortest possible time. You can also choose to use Horse Guards Road to reach the meeting point.
A good way to travel is to use the brilliant tube network of London. The nearest tube station is St. James's Park, which is just a few minutes away from Westminster Abbey. The next nearest stations are Embankment and Charing Cross.
You can also choose to travel via train, with the nearest train station being Charing Cross. It is a few minutes away from the meeting point and can easily be accessed by walking.
There are also buses in London that travel during both day and night.
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When should I arrive at the departure point?
The tour starts at 9:15 a.m. It is recommended that you reach the destination at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
Where can I park?
There are many car parks near the departure point. The nearest ones are Q-Park Westminster, ParkBee Westminster, Coaches Park, and many more.
Where are the toilet facilities while on the tour?
You will find toilet facilities at Westminster Abbey in the Cloisters and also in the Cellarium Cafe. The outside corridor near the courtyard also has toilets that can be accessed by visitors. You will also find public toilets on the way, with many restaurants in the area allowing visitors to use their restrooms.
Is the tour accessible?
The tour requires a lot of walking around and moving from one place to another. However, visitors need to be aware that Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Accessible toilets are also available at both locations.
Visitors can contact the ticket office before the tour to find out accessibility information related to the exceptional Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament guided tour in London.
Where can I eat on the tour?
Finding good places to eat is quite easy on the streets of London. This London tour does not include any food, but here are some brilliant restaurants catering to you and your family's food needs: Cellarium Cafe, Wesley's Cafe, Jubilee Cafe, Westminster Arms, Peers' Dining Room at the House of Lords, St. Stephen's Tavern, Cafe Nero and many more.