Westminster Abbey and Afternoon Tea

December 2018

More information about Westminster Abbey and Afternoon Tea tickets

  • Highlights
    • Explore the historic Westminster Abbey in London’s Parliament Square
    • See the Coronation Chair, Lady Chapel and Poets’ Corner
    • Discover the Abbey’s fascinating history with audio commentary throughout
    • Enjoy the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea at the Abbey
    • Indulge in a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats
  • 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.
  • Schedule
    Westminster Abbey

    Monday to Friday from 9.30am

    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
  • Additional Information

    What's Included in the tour

    • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
    • Audio guide
    • Afternoon tea

    What's Excluded in the tour

    • Additional food and drink
    Please Note:
    • Multimedia guides in 13 languages and sign language-English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic
    • Westminster Abbey is a working church and subject to occasional closures due to Special Services