Hop On Hop Off London Bus Tour - 24hrs Ticket & Westminster Abbey

More information about Hop On Hop Off London Bus Tour - 24hrs Ticket & Westminster Abbey tickets

  • Schedule
    Westminster Abbey Visiting Times:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 09.30 to 15.30
    Wednesday – 09.30 to 18:00
    Saturday – 09.30 to 13:00
    Sunday - closed

    The Abbey closes for visiting one hour after the above times.

    Guests are free to visit the Abbey at any time of the day that the ticket is valid for.

    Please Note timings for 2018:
    • Monday to Friday - Due to daily service there will be no entry between 12:00pm to 1:00pm. However visitors already in the Abbey do not need to leave during this time.
    • The Abbey is a fully working church therefore we are subject to closures at short notice.
    • Friday 8 June - Abbey closed all day
    • Thursday 14 June - Abbey is open in the morning only (9.30-12.30)
    • Friday 15 June - Abbey closed all day
    • Friday 22 June - Abbey is open in the afternoon for a short period only (14.00-15.30)
    • Thursday 5 July - Abbey closed all morning. Abbey is open in the afternoon for a short period only (14.00-15.30)
    • Monday 9 July - Abbey closed all day
    • Tuesday 10 July - Abbey closed all day

    Hop-on Hop-off Services Run Daily

    Departure point: You can join the tour from any of our 60 stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus.

    Click here to view a complete open top bus tour timetable 

    Click here to view the latest service information

    The Royal Walking Tour (operates daily departing at 10AM from Golden Tours Visitor centre – Leicester Square)

    Days of Operation: Daily

    Departure Point: Golden Tours Visitor Centre - Leicester Square - 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP
    Nearest Underground Station: Leicester Square Station

    Return Point: Westminster Abbey
    Nearest Underground Station: Westminster Station

    Start: 10.00am
    Finish: 12.00pm

    The Beatles London Walking Tour (operates daily departing at 1PM from Golden Tours Visitor centre – Leicester Square)

    Days of Operation: Daily
    Start: 01:00pm

    Departure point: GTVC - Leicester Square - 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP
    Nearest Underground Station: Leicester Square
  • Highlights
    • Westminster Abbey’s history spans more than a thousand years
    • An impressive 17 monarchs are buried here
    • See the Coronation Chair and the memorials in Poets’ Corner
    • Enjoy our Hop on Hop off service with over 60 stops on 4 different routes
    • Help the Queen find the missing Crown Jewels by answering British trivia and unlocking bonus rounds in our brand new treasure hunt app on-board our open top buses!
    • Ticket valid for 24 hours
    • Buses Depart Every 5-10 mins from Main Tourist Points and Every 15-20 mins from elsewhere
    • FREE Walking Tour (worth £10) – voucher valid for TWO days
    • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise like no other with your free 24 hour River Thames hop-on hop-off boat ride ticket
    • Audio guides available in the following languages: 
  • Description
    An essential addition to any visit to London and set in the heart of the city, Westminster Abbey is legendary and iconic. Boasting a rich history that spans over one thousand years, the current gothic masterpiece has stood there for about 700 years.

    Glorious Architecture
    The imperious gothic master work is truly breathtaking and the intricate stained glass is some of the most beautiful in the UK.

    Coronation Chair
    The oldest piece of furniture in the country that is currently used for its original purpose, the sacred chair was created for King Edward I in 1296. The throne has played host to the coronation of every single monarch since 1308. Queen Victoria was crowned here, as well as Elizabeth II, our current reigning Queen.

    Poets’ Corner
    This section of the south transept of the abbey is so called due to the large amount of writers and poets buried there, including Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. The corner is also decorated with many memorial stones and busts dedicated to the likes of William Shakespeare and poet laureate Ted Hughes.

    Your Westminster Abbey audio guide will ensure that you don’t miss any of the details.

    Remarkable London bus tour
    Explore imperious London in all its grandeur. This incredible value London Hop on Hop off bus tour grants you the freedom and convenience to explore the city in depth. This tour encompasses world renowned attractions such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and spectacular Westminster Abbey, as well as, of course, the inimitable Buckingham Palace. You will also see the most eminent regions of London, such as distinguished Regent Street, world celebrated Oxford Street and vibrant Piccadilly.

    Click here to view route map

    Free Walking Tour - Special bonus
    Why not follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge or take in the places where the Fab Four worked and played in London. The Walking Tour you decide to go on will surely captivate you, with it being an experience to truly remember.

    Choose from the following Walking Tours:
    • The Royal Walking Tour including the Changing of the Guards
    • The Beatles London Walking Tour

    Free 24hr River Thames Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride
    Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this hop-on hop-off boat ride. Departing from Westminster and taking you to St Katharine’s Pier, you’ll get to soak in panoramic views of the capital’s most iconic landmarks for a sightseeing experience like no other! Discover fascinating facts as you cruise with live commentary from the captain and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian. Tickets are valid for 24 hours (unlimited usage within this time) so you can see the best of London at your own leisure!

    Click here to see the route map.
  • Additional Information
    Please Note:
    • A security search exists on entry for all visitors to the Abbey.
    • Special services or events may close all, or part, of the Abbey at short notice – Please check the website for further detail.
    • The Abbey audio guide is included in the price of your ticket.
    Inclusions:
    • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
    • 24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off ticket
    • Play our fun 3D treasure hunt app on-board to earn extra special promotions and discounts
    • Free Walking Tour
    • Free River Thames boat ride valid for 24 hours*
    Exclusions:
    • Entrances to other attractions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drink, unless specified

    *Please Note
    • Valid for 24 hours from when you first hop-on the boat
    • Unlimited usage within the 24 hours 
    • Only to be used between Westminster Pier and St Katharine’s Pier