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Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

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Look inside Westminster Abbey and learn about the Houses of Parliament and its famous Big Ben bell on a 4-hour guided tour. Hear about the workings of government, and discover how and why these iconic symbols of London were built.

Highlights

  • Take a tour inside Westminster Abbey
  • Learn the history behind the Palace of Westminster
  • Get a better understanding of the workings of parliament
  • Take the option to go inside the Houses of Parliament

Description

Meet your guide at the entrance to Westminster Abbey at 09:15 AM, and then look inside the historic monument to stand in the footsteps of kings and queens. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been held in the abbey, as have many royal weddings, including that of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. Then, take a panoramic tour around the Houses of Parliament and pass the Elizabeth Tower where the famous Big Ben bell chimes every quarter hour. Learn about the role of MPs who sit in the House of Commons and the function of the House of Lords. Hear how, and why, the Elizabeth Tower and its great clock and iconic bell were built. For a more complete experience, select the option that includes the ticket to the Parliament and get an audio guided tour inside the building.  Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the Palace of Westminster (the official name of the Houses of Parliament) boasts an ostentatious façade with golden spires and statues of kings that reflect in the River Thames. Listen as your guide explains the history of the building, from the first medieval clock tower built in the old Palace of Westminster, to the design and construction of the present Elizabeth Tower.  

Includes

Entry to Westminster Abbey Professional English-speaking guide inside Westminster Abbey Panoramic tour of the Houses of Parliament (if option selected) Entry to the Houses of Parliament (if option selected) Audio guided tour inside the Parliament (if option selected)
Hotel pick-up and drop off

Important Information

  • Please note that this tour is subject to change at the last minute
  • Please note that this is not a direct Ticket, your guide will give you access to the monument

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