A depiction of a nurse looking up in a stained glass window. A rainbow and feet of other people can be seen behind her.

Hidden Highlights tour - December

Date Time Location Price
1st - 22nd December 2023 Times vary The Abbey £15

Explore behind the scenes of the Abbey on a guided tour of some areas not usually open to the public.

About the tour

On this 75-minute tour you will visit areas of the Abbey not normally open to the public. You will see the lost medieval sacristy, recently revealed during one of our biggest ever archaeological projects, and: 

Available dates

  • Friday 1st December - 10am (SOLD OUT) and 12.15pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday 2nd December - 10am (SOLD OUT) and 12.15pm (SOLD OUT) 

  • Monday 4th December - 10am (SOLD OUT) and 12.15pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday 5th December - 10am (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday 6th December - 10am (SOLD OUT)

  • Tuesday 12th December - 10am (SOLD OUT) and 12.15pm
  • Wednesday 13th December - 10am
  • Thursday 14th December - 10am
  • Saturday 16th December - 10am and 12.15pm

  • Monday 18th December - 10am (SOLD OUT) and 12.15pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday 19th December - 10am and 12.15pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday 20th December - 10am 
  • Friday 22nd December - 10am (SOLD OUT) and 12.15pm

Ticketing information

What you need to book for this event

  • General admission to the Abbey

What you don't need to book for this event

  • Admission to The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries (entry to the Galleries is included in the price of the tour)

How to book

  1. Select your preferred date(s) and time(s) from the list above.
  2. You will be transferred to the Westminster Abbey ticket website. Select your chosen date and time (the time slot must be before or the same time as the tour time slot) and select your general admission tickets.
  3. You will then be prompted to book tickets for the Hidden Highlights tour, if available. 

If you're interested in the 12:15pm tour

If you would like to look around the rest of the Abbey during your visit then we recommend you do so before you take part in the tour. This is to allow you enough time to see as much as possible. 

Additional information and restrictions

There is a maximum of 15 people per tour.

Photography is not permitted on this tour.

Children under the age of 15 will not be permitted access as part of the tour covers an excavated burial site.

Most of the areas you visit on this tour are stepped and in some places you will only have a rope bannister as support. Please consider this carefully when booking.