Westminster Abbey, Afternoon Tea and 24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (+ Extra 24hrs Free)

March 2019

More information about Westminster Abbey, Afternoon Tea and 24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (+ Extra 24hrs Free) tickets

  • Schedule
    Westminster Abbey Afternoon Tea

    Monday to Friday from 9.30am
    Location: Westminster Abbey North Door and Cellarium Cafe Entrance

    Please Note timings for 2019:
    • 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.
    • Saturday 09 March: Closed all Day
    • Monday 11 March: Closed all Day
    • Wednesday 20 March: Open 9:30am -12:00pm, Closed in the afternoon. 
    • Thursday 21 March: Open 9:30am -01:00pm, Closed in the afternoon.
    • Tuesday 16 April:  Open 9:30am - 1:00pm, Closed in the afternoon.
    • Friday 19 April: Good Friday the Abbey is closed all day to visitors.
    • Thursday 25 April: (Anzac Day) open from 2:00pm
    Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: Daily
    Buses Depart Every 5-10 mins from Main Tourist Points and Every 15-20 mins from elsewhere

    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.

    Hop-on Hop-off bus timetable from 5th January 2019

    Click here to view the latest service information
  • Description
    Westminster Abbey
    Step in and let the Abbey take your breath away as you contemplate 1000 years of living history. Since King Edward the Confessor built his church in the 11th century, the Abbey has been a fundamental part of the history of the nation. It has held 39 coronations since 1066, 16 royal weddings and is the final resting place for 17 monarchs. Be sure not to miss the Coronation Chair and the beautiful Lady Chapel!

    A visit to the Abbey is also a celebration of the nation’s greatest achievers. Discover Newton’s tomb and Darwin’s resting place and feel the power of poetry in Poets’ Corner. And don’t forget to wonder at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, a tribute to the fallen in international military conflict.

    With a multimedia guide providing you with fascinating commentary throughout your royal adventure, you will be promised an unforgettable day in the Abbey

    Afternoon Tea
    Indulge the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea located inside the Abbey. Settle down to a scrumptious selection of savouries, homemade raisin scones, handmade cakes and delicious teas including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Oriental Sencha, Peppermint and more.

    Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
    Top off your London exploration with a 24 hour hop-on hop-off bus tour through the heart of the capital. With 4 routes to choose from and over 60 stops, you’ll be taken to all of the city’s most famous landmarks and locations. From Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece of St Paul’s Cathedral to the glass skyscraper, The Shard, you will have the chance to explore it all! With exciting onboard audio commentary throughout, you’ll discover London’s fascinating history as you journey through the city before putting to good use the unlimited hop-on hop-off!

    The Routes
    The Essential Tour (Blue route): Covering all the main Central London sights, this route includes a live English speaking guide! See Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and so much more, as your live guide informs and entertains every step of the way.
    The Classic Tour (Red route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
    The Grand Tour (Orange route): This route passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as many other Central London sights.
    The Pick Up/Drop Off Route (Yellow route): Operating in the morning, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London.
    The Thames Route (Lilac Route): This route will take you to the doorstep of London’s most iconic landmarks and locations around the heart of the Thames including Parliament Square and St James’s Palace.

    Click here to view route map
  • Additional Information

    What's Included in the tour


    • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
    • Multimedia guide
    • Afternoon tea
    • 24 hop-on hop-off bus tour + Extra 24 hours Free

    What's Excluded in the tour


    • Gratuities
    • Additional food and drink
    Please Note:
    • Westminster Abbey will be closed on Saturday 9 March, Monday 11 March, Wednesday 20 March open from 09.30-12.00, closed in the afternoon. On Thursday 21 March it will be open between 09.30-13.00, closed in the afternoon. Restricted visitor route in the morning, meaning no multimedia guides.
    • Westminster Abbey multimedia guides in 13 languages and sign language-English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic
    • Please note, the free 24 hour hop-on hop-off bus tour offer is valid until 28 February 2019. The offer is not valid between 22 - 25 December 2018.
    • Westminster Abbey is a working church and subject to occasional closures due to Special Services
  • Highlights
    • Explore the historic Westminster Abbey in London’s iconic Parliament Square
    • Tickets valid for 24 hours + Extra 24 hours Free
    • Discover Poets’ Corner and come up close to the Coronation Chair
    • Settle down to the quintessential tradition of afternoon tea in the Abbey
    • Enjoy a panoramic open top bus tour through the heart of London
    • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 hours on 4 routes and over 60 stops
    • Hop-on hop-off audio guides available in