• Houses of Parliament &
    Westminster Abbey Tour

  • Houses of Parliament &
    Westminster Abbey Tour

Fully-Guided Houses of Parliament Tour with Special Access & No Wait Westminster Abbey Tour

Fully-Guided Houses of Parliament Tour with Special Access & No Wait Westminster Abbey Tour

  • Fat Tire Tours Approved
  • Skip the Line
  • Fascinating History

Experience the Houses of Parliament & Skip-the-Line Westminster Abbey Tour

Step into the heart of the British democracy with the only fully-guided visit through Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Only a handful of London tour guides are allowed to lead Parliament tours, so you're extremely fortunate to have one just for your small group on this all-access visit inside London's most exclusive building. Visiting only on Saturdays and while the government is on recess, you'll be able to visit the House of Commons and House of Lords, as well as many of the other beautiful halls and chambers in which the laws of Great Britain are decided.

Your day begins with first 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. In more recent history, Wesminster Abbey hosted the somber funeral of Princess Diana, and happier events such as the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Then it's on to Parliament. The tour begins in the oldest part, Westminster Hall, which has been hosting state functions for nearly 1,000 years and is one of the finest surviving examples of medieval timber architecture in the world. You'll peek into the room where the Queen dons her crown and ermine-trimmed cape before she officially opens the sessions of each new parliament. We'll visit the House of Commons Chamber and then the House of Lords Chamber, where you'll learn the fascinating history and stories about each. After learning some of the highlights of the building's history, you'll head into two of the most unique rooms in the building: the Division Lobbies. It's in these rooms that, according to a tradition that dates back to Ancient Rome, opposing sides gather before a parliamentary vote, the 'Ayes' in one room, the 'Noes' in another. As you stroll these halls, you are walking in the footsteps of men like Henry VIII and Winston Churchill.

History, legend, lore, and a lot of pomp and circumstance mix and mingle as you take in nearly 1,000 years of history from one of the most knowledgeable expert guides in London.

  • Approximately 4 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Normal
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Live Guide
    • Skip the Line entrance to Westminster Abbey
    • Guided tour inside Westminster Abbey
    • Exclusive entrance to Houses of Parliament
    • Guided tour inside Houses of Parliament
  • Adults €104.04
    Children (ages 4-12) €98.20
    Infants (ages 0-3) €0.00
  • This tour meets at the Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX. Please note that there are several statues within Parliament Square. The Churchill statue is the largest and located on the north east corner of the square, closest to Big Ben. The name 'CHURCHILL' is written on the stone base of the statue.

    The closest underground station is Westminster (Jubilee, Circle, and District lines).

     

  • English
  • 20
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
    • Our tours run rain or shine. We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
    • The meeting time is 15 minutes before tour departure time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.
    • There is a security checkpoint prior to entering Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. 
    • Photographs are not permitted inside Westminster Abbey nor the Houses of Parliament.
    • Please note that the Westminster Abbey is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Abbey from the outside. 
  • Approximately 4 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Normal
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Live Guide
    • Skip the Line entrance to Westminster Abbey
    • Guided tour inside Westminster Abbey
    • Exclusive entrance to Houses of Parliament
    • Guided tour inside Houses of Parliament
  • Adults €104.04
    Children (ages 4-12) €98.20
    Infants (ages 0-3) €0.00
  • This tour meets at the Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX. Please note that there are several statues within Parliament Square. The Churchill statue is the largest and located on the north east corner of the square, closest to Big Ben. The name 'CHURCHILL' is written on the stone base of the statue.

    The closest underground station is Westminster (Jubilee, Circle, and District lines).

     

  • English
  • 20
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
    • Our tours run rain or shine. We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
    • The meeting time is 15 minutes before tour departure time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.
    • There is a security checkpoint prior to entering Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. 
    • Photographs are not permitted inside Westminster Abbey nor the Houses of Parliament.
    • Please note that the Westminster Abbey is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Abbey from the outside. 
  • Approximately 4 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Normal
  • Morning, Afternoon
    • Live Guide
    • Skip the Line entrance to Westminster Abbey
    • Guided tour inside Westminster Abbey
    • Exclusive entrance to Houses of Parliament
    • Guided tour inside Houses of Parliament
  • Adults €104.04
    Children (ages 4-12) €98.20
    Infants (ages 0-3) €0.00
  • This tour meets at the Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX. Please note that there are several statues within Parliament Square. The Churchill statue is the largest and located on the north east corner of the square, closest to Big Ben. The name 'CHURCHILL' is written on the stone base of the statue.

    The closest underground station is Westminster (Jubilee, Circle, and District lines).

     

  • English
  • 20
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
    • Our tours run rain or shine. We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
    • The meeting time is 15 minutes before tour departure time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.
    • There is a security checkpoint prior to entering Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. 
    • Photographs are not permitted inside Westminster Abbey nor the Houses of Parliament.
    • Please note that the Westminster Abbey is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities, including the Easter ceremonies. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Abbey from the outside. 

Tour Highlights

  • Expert tour guide
  • Skip the Line access to Westminster Abbey
  • Interior tour of Houses of Parliament
  • Big Ben
  • River Thames
  • Parliament Square

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We cannot offer refunds for tours cancelled less than 72 hours in advance. If you miss the tour for any reason, we'll gladly reschedule you on another available tour anytime for up to a year. If you can't make it, please let us know so we can open your spot to other guests.

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at the Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX. Please note that there are several statues within Parliament Square. The Churchill statue is the largest and located on the north east corner of the square, closest to Big Ben. The name 'CHURCHILL' is written on the stone base of the statue.

    The closest underground station is Westminster (Jubilee, Circle, and District lines).

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.

  • Expand/Collapse What does 'Fat Tire Tours Approved' mean?

    We've been perfecting our tours since 1999, and we are always looking for new ways to improve our tour menu for our guests. We are committed to expanding the activities offered during your stay in London to make for an unforgettable experience. So for all of the experiences that we aren't able to deliver on our own, we've hand-selected the best local providers to offer a wide-range of unique and fun activities for our guests.

    With anything Fat Tire Tours Approved, you still receive our spectacular customer service ready to assist you in any way we can, 24/7, as well as the guarantee that we have hand selected the best possible partners to supplement our tour menu.

  • Expand/Collapse Will we be able to take photos?

    Photographs are not permitted in Westminster Abbey nor the Houses of Parliament. You are welcome to take photos while we are outside.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    All tours run rain or shine.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are required for this tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    Yes, this tour enters both Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Your tour includes a fully expert guided tour of the exterior and interior of both of these buildings. 

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

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

    Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Houses of Parliament & Skip-the-Line Westminster Abbey Tour Reviews

Exclusive Houses of Parliament & Skip-the-Line Westminster Abbey Tour is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Adventure with Fat Tire Tours! We recently (a family a 5) returned from an 18 day trip through Europe. We made stops in several countries including Spain, France and the UK. I had heard great things about Fat Tire Tours and decided to book several tours through them. We ended up booking 7 tours throughout the cities we were visiting. Everyone one of them ended up fantastic and we didn't regret a single tour. If you are considering Fat Tire Tours, I highly recommend it. We booked the following tours... -Barcelona Gaudi Bike Tour with Benja -Skip The Line Louvre Tour -Normandy D-Day Tour -Skip The Line Versailles Chateau and Gardens Tour -Paris Night Time Bike Tour & Eiffel Tower -Royal London Bike Tour H-ouse of Parliament & Skip The Line Westminster Abbey Tour I promise you won't regret booking tours with this fantastic company. Thank you for making our adventure even more amazing!
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