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Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry

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Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry

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This is a great choice for travelers interested in exploring the highlights of London’s Westminster area in half a day. Save hours of research time and join a guide for a thorough discovery tour that covers some of London’s most notable buildings. See Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, and more. No need to wait in long ticket lines as entry to Westminster Abbey is included.
  • This action-packed walking tour covers 20 top London sights
  • Avoid long lines with entry to Westminster Abbey included
  • A guide entertains you with stories about London’s most loved landmarks
  • Explore London without the worry of getting lost with a guide to navigate
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Walking tour of the Top 20 sights of Westminster (3 hours)
Westminster Abbey Entrance Ticket
Food and drinks (please bring your own drinks & packed lunch)
Hotel pickup and drop-off : please meet us at the starting point
Umbrella if it looks like rain!
Green Park , Piccadilly, London W1J 9DZ, UK

***PLEASE READ : MEETING POINT INSTRUCTIONS*** Hi There Please arrive 10 mins before the experience starts. - We meet outside of the Ritz hotel (Address : 155 Piccadilly) - Next to 2 red telephone boxes & 2 souvenir stands, underneath one of the Ritz signs - Nearest tube station is Green Park Underground station - When you get to Green Park Underground station, take the left hand exit. You will see a set of stairs and a ramp leading out of the station. Take the stairs. - You will walk past the Big Bus Company people and in front of you is the Ritz Hotel & the meeting point! The tour will commence on time : so please do not be late! A few friendly reminders 1. Bring comfy shoes 2. Bring an umbrella, warm coat or sunscreen to withstand the beautiful English weather :) 3. Bring drinks 4. Bring a camera 5. Please arrive 10 mins before we start 6. Use google maps or another app to plan your journey, London is a big busy city and planning in advance really helps :) Please contact us if you have any queries or questions. We won’t be able to answer our phones once the tour has started it is essential that you arrive 10 minutes before the start and unfortunately we will not be able to provide a refund due to lateness or delay. Please use a journey planner to ensure you leave enough time to get to the starting point

10:00 AM
Westminster , London SW1A 2JR, UK
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Top Sight tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry?
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  • "It is the perfect tour if you don't have much time in London." See review
  • "If you are hard pressed on time this tour won't disappoint." See review

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star-4
History Packed Tour
DonnaM_F
, Aug. 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and packed alot into the time. Would have liked to know we could have stopped to eat and rest at the Abbey Cafe. Were so tired and hungry to start the Abbey.
star-5
Perfect viewing of changing of The Guard
Kristen_K
, Aug. 2022
I had an amazing experience on this tour! My tour guide Joe was so much fun and very knowledgable about the city and especially about navigating the changing of The Guard at Buckingham Palace. He positioned our group perfectly to get the best viewing and experience of this amazing event. I learned a great deal about the history of the city and The Monarchy. Joe was so positive, upbeat, kind and considerate. I finished my day with a tour of Westminster Abbey (the ticket was purchased with the tour and handed to me at the beginning of the tour...this made things very stress free). Nothing short of a perfect day for me. I would highly recommend this experience! Enjoy!
star-5
Witty, knowledgable guide who took us off the beaten path.
Lewis_B
, Aug. 2022
Well done, Christopher. After spending a good few days exploring Westminster through various means, we were expecting "a lot of the same" for this tour. We were wrong...we ventured off the beaten path, got some great stories dating back hundreds of years, and learned plenty of new great Westminster facts. The sites/sights are outstanding, everything I'd imagined over the last 30+ years. Great experience!
star-5
Hitting the Highlights!
Jennifer_C
, Aug. 2022
While you can't possibly see ALL of historic London in one day this tour will do a great job trying.
star-5
Spectacular
Charles_C
, Aug. 2022
Tim, a younger Sean Connery, brought his weighty knowledge of history and interesting anecdotes together in a spectacular tour. One of the best, if not the best, walking tours I've had in my many European travels.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect short tour!
Nicole_R
, Aug. 2022
Great tour guide! Very friendly and knowledgeable! He took us to some great sights and pointed out unique things!
star-5
Christopher was a great, 5-star tour guide!!
Neil_G
, Aug. 2022
Christopher was excellent, humorous, attentive, and razor-sharp in detail and presentation. He was all you can ask for in a tour guide. We recommend him without hesitation!
star-5
Great guide
Jutarmast_S
, Aug. 2022
I really enjoy having a London tour with Chris. He was superb and funny. Our group learned a lot from him.
star-5
Even walk, was very...
ALEXEI_P
, Jul. 2022
Even walk, was very excited, our tour guy was amazing having illness in one of his leg , was extremely informative and knowledgeable.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
John great English speaking guide
Stephen_H
, Jul. 2022
We had John and we was great! Very knowledgeable and funny! We saw so much and even went over by a half an hour.
star-5
London Walked
David_O
, Jul. 2022
Clint, our guide, made our tour so memorable. He is an amazing fountain of information! No question goes unanswered. His tour is perfectly structured from start to finish and finishes at Westminster Abbey. Though tour guides are no part of your trip inside the Abbey, Clint handed us tickets for entry and directed us as to where to go. All very convenient. His wit and sense of history and humor make the tour fly by in no time. My wife and I enjoyed it tremendously and highly recommend!
star-3
Not a match
Faith_R
, Jul. 2022
The description did not match the actual tour. Everyone thought more time and emphasis was going to be placed on Westminster Abbey.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Hi Faith The Westminster Abbey element of the tour is after the walking tour of the Westminster area. Guests get to enjoy the Abbey at length after the walking tour so that it isnt rushed and guests can enjoy the building at their own pace :)
star-2
Not worth the price
Kathleen_P
, Jul. 2022
Not the tour that was advertised. We were supposed to be in a SMALL group, no more than 8-10 people. Our group was almost 20. We mostly just crisscrossed St James Park and just stood around watching the changing of the guard from different areas. A very long 3 hours and we didn’t learn very much. Our tour guide knew less about British History than I did. At the end we were directed to tour Westminster Abbey on our own - again, no background, no historical information was provided. This was not at all what I purchased.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Hi Kathleen Apologies for the group size, sometimes we have an overwhelming amount of guests book last minute which swells the group size. My fault, apologies I will speak to the guide who showed you around to ensure the historical knowledge is improved, i am very surprised at this comments as on the whole the guides that show guests around are very well versed in British History and also the Abbey Again : pls accept my apologies regarding group size Best Wishes
star-3
An average Tour
Lily_L
, Jul. 2022
The tour was OK. We didn't seem to have been given a lot of detailed historical stories or sites as we had hoped to hear or see, and we were mostly focusing on catching the changing of the guards. Also, while the description of the tour specifically indicated "Avoid long lines with entry to Westminster Abbey included", tickets are given outside the Abbey, so entry to the Abbey is on your own THROUGH THE LONG LINE. I wouldn't bother with the tour next time.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Hi Lily The queue to purchase tickets is always huge at the Abbey. Sorry you had to wait in line to enter. Its July and post COVID the number of guests coming to London has increased dramatically Best wishes
star-5
Christopher our guide...
Derek_B
, Jul. 2022
Christopher our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant., i would happily use him for future visits to London
star-5
Great way to see Westminster!
Shahla_S
, Jul. 2022
Jill was a fabulous tour guide. She was cheerful, energetic, and entertaining. She had the route well-planned so that we saw all the sights without getting stuck in the big crowds. The tour was three hours with a bathroom/snack break in the park. Would definitely recommend this tour! Would also highly recommend going into Westminster Abbey at the end of the tour! It was amazing!
star-4
Lots of walking and...
Glenn_C
, Jul. 2022
Lots of walking and standing at back of crowd to see changing of the guards. More walking thru the crowd to see the "real" changing of the guards. We did not get to see the fake battle between the two garrisons. But we did see the queens horse guard riding up the street. Good stories of the royals of long ago.
star-2
Very, very boring guide don't do this one
Sam_S
, Jul. 2022
Guide was not good at all. His stories were long and not interesting. The group was huge like 24 people..ridiculous with very busy crowds....he would get so far ahead of most the group. We could only dodge people coming from all sides. He lost many people stuck at lights and trying to walk single file with so many people. He would then start talking and half the group was not caught up to hear what he was saying. He definitely was burned out on doing this tour and it showed in his boring delivery.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Im not sure what to reply to this review. The guide you mention is probably one of the best guides in London.... Apologies though for the group size, this has happened a few times in the month of July : too many last minute bookings putting stress on the groups. My fault and we are rectifying this Best wishes
star-5
very informative walking...
briangodau
, Jul. 2022
very informative walking tour. Guide knew where and when to watch the changing of the guard and the return of the troops to the baracks near Buckingham palace. Only thing that would have been better is if the guide went into Westminster Abbey with us and provided insight on the abbey.
star-5
A comprehensive & fun tour to do while in London.
EkaterinaB
, Jul. 2022
Loved hearing all the stories Connor had about the history, people and culture that shaped London. A lot of fun and very informative.

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