Westminster Abbey and Afternoon Tea
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.
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.
Monday to Friday from 9.30am
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.
- Multimedia guides in 13 languages and sign language-English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic
- Westminster Abbey is a working church and subject to occasional closures due to Special Services
What is included in the tour
- Entrance to Westminster Abbey
- Multimedia guide
- Afternoon tea
What is NOT included in the tour
- Additional food and drink
- Explore the historic landmark of Westminster Abbey in Parliament Square
- See the Coronation Chair, Poets’ Corner and the exquisite stained glass windows
- Learn of the 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