Skip the Line into Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey Fully-Guided Tour

Skip the Line into Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey Fully-Guided Tour

Step into the heart of the British democracy with the only fully-guided visit through Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. With an expert guide and small group, this an intimate and informative way to visit London’s most exclusive building.
* Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Step into the heart of the British democracy with the only fully-guided visit through Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. With an expert guide and small group, this an intimate and informative way to visit London’s most exclusive building.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean’s Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Your day begins with a skip-the-line entry into Westminster Abbey, the most serene time to see Britain’s most cherished church. With roots dating back over 1,000 years, this Gothic masterpiece is the traditional coronation site and burial ground of kings and queens, along with national heroes like Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and William Wilberforce. On your visit, you’ll learn from a local expert guide how the British monarchy helped shape the country’s conversion to democracy, as well as a few interesting tidbits about Winston Churchill, one of the only non-royals to ever lay in state in the Abbey after his death.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

Parliament Square

Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Next, you’ll head into the engine room of British democracy; the Chamber of the House of Commons, where Britain’s elected Members of Parliament come to face off (literally) over how to run the country. Here you’ll see the lines that may or may not have spawned the phrase ‘toe the line’, and learn about the centuries-old ceremonies that keep this modern legislative body firmly connected to its ancient past – including why this is the only room in England that the Queen is not allowed to enter.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Walks, London England

Take Walks