Guided tours

Guided tours, led by our vergers, are a great way to see the Abbey. School groups and private tour groups are also welcome to visit us.

Guided tours are not available at this time.

A verger leads a tour group of about 20 people through the Quire of Westminster Abbey

Verger-guided tours

No one knows the ins and outs and history of Westminster Abbey like our vergers. They lead small tour groups several times a day.

With a verger, you’ll get to see special parts of the Abbey, such as the Tomb of St Edward the Confessor, not accessible to general visitors. The verger will also take you to see Poets' Corner, royal tombs, the Lady Chapel and the nave – and provide an expert commentary.

Space is limited for these tours and commentary is in English only.

Tour times

Guided tours are unavailable until further notice.

How to book

For a verger tour, you’ll pay entry price plus £7.

General admittance tickets to the Abbey can be purchased in advance online but a verger tour can only booked when you arrive at the Abbey.

Other options

Westminster Abbey's multimedia guide on a smartphone

Multimedia guide

Multimedia guides - available in 14 languages plus British Sign Language - are available to hire for £5 each. You can book these online with your ticket purchase or hire one on arrival.

Download your guide

UK Primary and Secondary Schools

From September, our learning department will be offering a range of video-conferences and guided virtual tours. Workshops, guided tours and special events for schools will be offered at the Abbey from January 2021.

Learning for your class