The history of Royal Westminster is filled with legend and it starts in the 10th Century when a small group of Benedictine Monks founded a monastery on this site. The present Abbey was rebuilt in the 13th and 14th centuries and since then it has been used as a Royal Church where Kings and Queens of England have been crowned, married and buried.
In April 2011 the eyes of the world were focused on the Abbey as Prince William and Kate Middleton were married there.
With your own private guide discover all the secrets of Westminster Abbey, see poets’ corner, scientists’ corner and learn about some of the key personalities who have shaped the history of this island. Marvel at the architecture of this spectacular gothic church, boasting a chapel in the Perpendicular Gothic style, which is unique to England.
Westminster Abbey can be toured in detail, and then your private guide will show you the area around the Abbey showing the link between Church and State. This half day tour lasts for 4 hours. Entrance with your private guide will be by fast track avoiding the line.
The Westminster Abbey tour can also be combined with the historic Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Your private guide will show you the best place to see the ceremony and explain all of the history. Elite soldiers have guarded the King or Queen since the reign of Henry VII who made the Royal Body Guard a permanent institution which has spanned over 520 years of history.