Roam the roof tour

Roam the roof tour

Date Time Location Price
Friday, 15th July 2022 9.30am - 11.00am The Abbey SOLD OUT
12.00pm - 1.30pm The Abbey SOLD OUT
2.00pm - 3.30pm The Abbey SOLD OUT
More dates: 16th July - 13th August 2022 Show all dates

Due to exceptional demand, this tour has sold out, and there are currently no plans to offer more dates.

But you can book other unique tours and events as part of our Summer Festival.

About the tour

Roam the Abbey’s roof spaces on this unique and exclusive experience offered for the first time this summer to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

The 90-minute tour led by the Abbey’s Clerk of the Works and Head of Visitor Experience will give you the opportunity to learn about the building and structure of the Abbey. You will visit unseen areas at the top of the Abbey, including the outside roofs. There you will see stunning views across central London including:

  • The Houses of Parliament and Whitehall
  • Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben)
  • The London Eye

It is also the chance to see the Abbey’s magnificent gothic architecture up close, and a fantastical collection of gargoyles and grotesques.

The price of this tour includes general admission to the Abbey and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.


What you need to book for this event

  • Roam the roof tour ticket

What you don't need to book for this event

  • General admission
  • Admission to The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries 

This will be included in your tour ticket.

How to book

Purchase your ticket for the Roam the roof tour from the dates listed above.

Additional information

Roam the roof tours last approximately 60 minutes and there is a maximum of 10 people per tour.


You will need to be over 18, have a head for heights and be physically fit for this tour so that you can tackle steep stairs during several ascents to the high roof.

Sensible, non-slip footwear is required.


You will also need to arrive promptly as latecomers will be unable to be admitted.