Westminster Abbey, Afternoon Tea and the Coca-Cola London Eye

December 2018

More information about Westminster Abbey, Afternoon Tea and the Coca-Cola London Eye 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 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 7 December: Open 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    • Tuesday 18 December: Open 9:30am -12:00pm
    • Wednesday 19 December: Open 9:30am - 1:00pm
    • Friday 21 December: Open 09:30am - 1:00pm
    • Monday 24 December: Closed all Day
    • Tuesday 25 December: Closed all Day
    • Wednesday 26 December: 10:00am - 3:30pm
    • Friday 18 January: Closed all Day
    • Thursday 31 January: Open 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    London Eye: Daily

    The Coca-Cola London Eye opening times:

    Please click here to view opening times 2018


    December 2018: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (except weekends – 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM)
    22 & 23 December: 10.00 AM to 8.30 PM
    24 December: 10.00 AM to 5.30 PM
    26 to 30 December: 10.00 AM to 8.30 PM
    31 December: 10.00 AM to 3.30 PM
    1 to 2 January: Open daily 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    3 to 6 January: Open Daily 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    7 to 22 January: Closed for annual maintenance
    23 to 31 January: Open daily 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    7 to 22 January: Closed
    24 December (Christmas Eve): 10.00 AM to 5.30 PM
    25 December (Christmas Day): Closed
    31 December (New Year's Eve): 10.00 AM to 3.30 PM

    Please note:

    • The London Eye will be closed for annual maintenance from the 7 January to the 22 January inclusive.
    • Coca-Cola London Eye: will now operate longer hours for all week-ends (Saturday and Sundays) post Easter Holidays and prior to peak summer opening.
  • 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.

    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.

    The Coca-Cola London Eye
    Step into one of the iconic glass capsules and take to the skies on the iconic London landmark – the London Eye. Soar into the clouds above the capital and see sensational views of the city throughout your 30 minute ride. See the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and on a good day, as far as Windsor Castle!
  • Highlights
    • Visit one of London’s most famous and historic landmarks – Westminster Abbey
    • Come up close to the Coronation Chair and visit Poets’ Corner
    • Sit back and relax as you indulge in an afternoon tea at the Abbey
    • Take to the skies on a ride on the iconic London Eye
    • See the capital’s most famous sights including Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Additional Information

    What's Included in the tour

    • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
    • Audio guide
    • Afternoon tea
    • One ride on the London Eye

    What's Excluded in the tour

    • Additional food and drink
    Please Note:
    • The London Eye will be closed for annual maintenance from the 7 January to the 22 January inclusive.
    • Multimedia guides for Westminster Abbey available in 13 languages and sign language-English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic
    • Busiest period at the London Eye is between 12 noon and 3pm, so it is advisable to visit at a different time
    • All standard ticket guests wishing to see the 4D Experience would need to join the 4D entrance queue with their tickets 45 minutes prior to their booked time
    • Westminster Abbey is a working church and subject to occasional closures due to Special Services