Hidden Highlights tour

Hidden Highlights tour

Date Time Location Price
16th July - 30th September 2021 Start times vary The Abbey £15

New dates added for September.

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

Join an Abbey staff member for a special 75-minute tour opening up areas of the Abbey not normally visited by the public. You will see the lost medieval sacristy, recently revealed during one of our biggest ever archaeological projects, and: 

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

Photography is not permitted on this tour.

Group sizes

Group sizes are 10 people.


£15.00, plus Abbey entry.

Advance bookings only.

Please book your Abbey entry first, and then select the Hidden Highlights tour. You will not need to buy tickets for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries separately. Entry to the Galleries is included in the price of the tour. 


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.

How to book

Note down your preferred date(s) and time(s) from the list below. Visit the Westminster Abbey Ticket website and select your chosen date. Book your general admission tickets and you will then be asked to book tickets for the Hidden Highlights tour.

The time slot for your general admission ticket must be before or the same time as the tour time slot.

12pm tours

If you purchase a ticket for any 12.00pm tour but you also want to see the Abbey then please book your visit time well before the tour starts.

You may not have enough time to explore the Abbey if you decide to wait until after the Hidden Highlights tour.

Recently added tour dates

  • Friday 17th September, 10.00am 
  • Friday 17th September, 12.00pm - SOLD OUT
  • Saturday 18th September, 10.00am - SOLD OUT
  • Saturday 18th September, 12.00pm - SOLD OUT
  • Monday 20th September, 10.00am - SOLD OUT
  • Monday 20th September, 12.00pm - SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday 21st September, 10.00am 
  • Tuesday 21st September, 12.00pm - SOLD OUT
  • Friday 24th September, 10.00am 
  • Friday 24th September, 12.00pm - SOLD OUT
  • Saturday 25th September, 10.00am 
  • Saturday 25th September, 12.00pm - SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday 29th September, 10.00am 
  • Wednesday 29th September, 12.00pm 
  • Thursday 30th September, 10.00am 
  • Thursday 30th September, 12.00pm - SOLD OUT