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Exclusive Houses of Parliament Tour with Guided Visit & Skip-the-Line Westminster Abbey Tour

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Take a plunge into the living history of British democracy with this guided tour through Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. You’ll learn all about the stories of Westminster while walking through the many rooms and antechambers that forged the course of the British empire over many centuries.

Highlights

  • Experience the rich history of British democracy with facts and anecdotes from your expert guide

  • Explore Westminster Abbey and its deep ties to the cultural ethos of Britain through the ages

  • Walk in the footsteps of Churchill and Henry VIII through the most important rooms in Westminster

  • Get an in-depth glimpse at the Abbey and the Palace’s remarkable history

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Westminster Abbey

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Houses of Parliament

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Fully guided tour inside the Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey

  • Small groups of 20 people

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Embark on an exclusive tour of two iconic London landmarks, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, gaining special access to areas rarely open to the public. Skip the lines at Westminster Abbey, where your guide delves into its royal history, revealing tales of coronations and the final resting place of luminaries like Isaac Newton. The journey continues into the heart of British democracy, exploring the Houses of Parliament with a knowledgeable guide.

You begin your day with a visit to Westminster Abbey, its Gothic splendor echoing with over a millennium of history. Learn how the monarchy shaped Britain's path to democracy and discover intriguing anecdotes about figures like Winston Churchill, who lies in state here. The Abbey, a hallowed ground for kings, queens, and national heroes, immerses you in the essence of British heritage.

Transition to Parliament with a guided tour, delving into the oldest section, Westminster Hall, hosting state functions for centuries. Witness the room where the monarch dons the crown and explore the Chamber of the House of Lords, a testament to medieval grandeur. Journey into the engine room of democracy, the House of Commons, unraveling centuries-old ceremonies connecting the modern legislature to its ancient roots.

Your guide unveils the secrets of these historic halls, including the exclusive Chamber of the House of Commons, where even the King is prohibited. Walk in the footsteps of legends like Henry VIII and Winston Churchill, as history, legend, and pomp converge in a narrative spanning nearly a thousand years. Immerse yourself in the unique stories, traditions, and lore that have shaped one of Europe's oldest constitutional monarchies, blending the fiercely modern with deep historical roots.

Important Information

  • Photography is not permitted inside the Houses of Parliament

  • Please note that for security reasons, airport-style bag searches will take place at the Houses of Parliament

  • The Westminster Abbey is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, an alternative itinerary will run that includes an explanation of the Abbey from the outside

  • Since the tour will cover a fair amount of ground in 4 hours, make sure to put on some comfortable shoes to walk with ease

  • Unfortunately, due to stairways and limited elevator access, the tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your tour guide at Winston Churchill Statue (Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3JX, UK)

  • The Big Ben can be seen directly ahead of you from your meeting point

  • This point is just 5 minutes away from the Houses of Parliament

  • To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Winston Churchill Statue

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Metro

  • Board metro lines Circle, District, or Jubilee

  • Get off at Westminster Station, which is a 2-minute walk to the statue

By Bus

  • Board buses 148 or 211

  • Get off at the Westminster Station Bridge Street bus stop, which is a 2-minute walk to the statue

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