Overview

Westminster Abbey

  • Visit one of the UK’s most famous buildings – Westminster Abbey. Located in the heart of London’s Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey is over 1,000 years old and holds some of England’s richest royal history. As the venue for all of the English and British monarchs’ coronations and the location for both Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding and the 2011 wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, there is much to discover. 
  • Venture inside and soak in the glorious sights of this gothic church’s architecture and exquisite stained glass windows. See the historic Coronation Chair and visit Poets’ Corner, the resting place for many of Britain’s most famous writers and actors. Here, you’ll see the burial site of Geoffrey Chaucer and Charles Dickens and the memorials for Jane Austen, Charlotte and Emily Bronte and Robert Burns. 
  • With a multimedia guide providing you with fascinating commentary throughout your royal adventure, you will be promised an unforgettable day in the Abbey.


Afternoon Tea

  • Indulge in a quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey. With a delicious selection of savoury treats, homemade scones, scrumptious cakes and an array of teas to choose from including Earl Grey, Oriental Sencha and Peppermint, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your trip to Westminster Abbey.


Ride on the London Eye 

  • Take to the skies for a ride on the world-famous London Eye. Taking you 135 metres high, you’ll get to soak in sensational views of the city for up to 45 kilometres away. From the glorious domed St Paul’s Cathedral to the golden gates of Buckingham Palace, you’ll get to see it all from the iconic glass capsule. 


To finish your experience, you’ll get to enjoy the London Eye’s 4D experience with special effects that bring the extra special family-friendly story to life.


Schedule:

 

Westminster Abbey Afternoon Tea​​​

  • Monday to Friday from 9.30am
  • Location: Westminster Abbey North Door and Cellarium Cafe Entrance​
  • Please Note timings for 2019:
    • Monday to Friday:  Due to daily service there will be no entry between 12:00pm to 1:00pm. However visitors already in the Abbey do not need to leave during this time.
    • The Abbey is a fully working church therefore we are subject to closures at short notice.
    • Friday 18 January: Closed all Day
    • Thursday 31 January: Open 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    • Saturday 09 March: Closed all Day
    • Monday 11 March: Closed all Day
    • Wednesday 20 March: Open 9:30am -12:00pm, Closed in the afternoon. 
    • Thursday 21 March: Open 9:30am -01:00pm, Closed in the afternoon.

London Eye: Daily

  • 2018
    • December 2018: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (except weekends – 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM)
    • 22 & 23 December: 10.00 AM to 8.30 PM
    • 24 December: 10.00 AM to 5.30 PM
    • 26 to 30 December: 10.00 AM to 8.30 PM
    • 31 December: 10.00 AM to 3.30 PM
    • 1 to 2 January: Open daily 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    • 3 to 6 January: Open Daily 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • 7 to 22 January: Closed for annual maintenance
    • 23 to 31 January: Open daily 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Exceptions:
    • 7 to 22 January: Closed
    • 24 December (Christmas Eve): 10.00 AM to 5.30 PM
    • 25 December (Christmas Day): Closed
    • 31 December (New Year's Eve): 10.00 AM to 3.30 PM


Please note:

  • The London Eye will be closed for annual maintenance from the 7 January to the 22 January inclusive.
  • Coca-Cola London Eye: will now operate longer hours for all weekends (Saturday and Sundays) post-Easter Holidays and prior to peak summer opening

Please Note:

  • Westminster Abbey will be closed on Saturday 9 March, Monday 11 March, Wednesday 20 March open from 09.30-12.00, closed in the afternoon. On Thursday 21 March it will be open between 09.30-13.00, closed in the afternoon. Restricted visitor route in the morning, meaning no multimedia guides.
  • The London Eye is closed for annual maintenance from 7 to 22 January 2019.
  • Multimedia guides for Westminster Abbey available in 13 languages and sign language-English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic
  • Busiest period at the London Eye is between 12 noon and 3pm, so it is advisable to visit at a different time
  • All standard ticket guests wishing to see the 4D Experience would need to join the 4D entrance queue with their tickets 45 minutes prior to their booked time
  • Westminster Abbey is a working church and subject to occasional closures due to Special Services
1 Day 17 Dec, 18 Dec, 19 Dec, and more London, England
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
  • Audio guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • One ride on the London Eye

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Additional food and drink
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Explore the historic landmark of Westminster Abbey in Parliament Square
  • See the Coronation Chair, Poets’ Corner and the exquisitely stained glass windows
  • Learn of Abbey’s history with audio commentary throughout your visit
  • Indulge in a quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea.
  • Includes a delectable selection of savouries, homemade scones and teas
Pickup point
Directions.
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