Hidden Highlights tour

Hidden Highlights tour

Date Time Location Price
8th October 2021 - 31st March 2022 Start times vary The Abbey £15

Dates available until the end of March.

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 14 people.


£15.00, plus Abbey entry.

Advance bookings are recommended, but you can book on the day (subject to availability).

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. 

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.

12:15pm tours

On days when the Abbey closes earlier than our usual closure time of 4:30pm you may not have enough time to explore the Abbey if you decide to wait until after the Hidden Highlights tour has finished.


  • Monday 17th January, 10:00am
  • Monday 17th January, 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 18th January, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 18th January, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 19th January, 10:00am
  • Wednesday 19th January, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 20th January, 10:00am
  • Thursday 20th January, 12:15pm
  • Friday 21st January, 10:00am
  • Friday 21st January, 12:15pm
  • Saturday 22nd January, 10:00am
  • Saturday 22nd January, 12:15pm
  • Monday 24th January, 10:00am
  • Monday 24th January, 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 25th January, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 25th January, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 26th January, 10:00am
  • Wednesday 26th January, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 27th January, 12:15pm
  • Friday 28th January, 12:15pm
  • Saturday 29st January, 10:00am
  • Saturday 29th January, 12:15pm

February dates 

  • Tuesday 1st February, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 1st February, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 2nd February, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 3rd February, 10:00am
  • Thursday 3rd February, 12:15pm
  • Friday 4th February, 10:00am
  • Friday 4th February, 12:15pm
  • Saturday 5th February, 10:00am
  • Saturday 5th February, 12:15pm
  • Monday 7th February, 10:00am
  • Monday 7th February, 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 8th February, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 8th February, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 9th February, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 10th February, 10:00am
  • Thursday 10th February, 12:15pm
  • Friday 11th February, 10:00am
  • Friday 11th February, 12:15pm
  • Saturday 12th February, 10:00am
  • Saturday 12th February, 12:15pm
  • Monday 14th February, 10:00am
  • Monday 14th February, 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 15th February, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 15th February, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 16th February, 10:00am
  • Wednesday 16th February, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 17th February, 10:00am
  • Thursday 17th February, 12:15pm
  • Friday 18th February, 10:00am
  • Friday 18th February, 12:15pm
  • Saturday 19th February, 10:00am
  • Saturday 19th February, 12:15pm
  • Monday 21st February, 10:00am
  • Monday 21st February, 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 22nd February, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 22nd February, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 23rd February, 10:00am
  • Wednesday 23rd February, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 24th February, 10:00am
  • Thursday 24th February, 12:15pm
  • Friday 25th February, 10:00am
  • Friday 25th February, 12:15pm
  • Saturday 26th February, 10:00am
  • Saturday 26th February, 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 28th February, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 28th February, 12:15pm

March dates

  • Tuesday 1st March, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 1st March, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 2nd March, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 3rd March, 10:00am
  • Thursday 3rd March, 12:15pm
  • Friday 4th March, 10:00am
  • Friday 4th March, 12:15pm
  • Saturday 5th March, 10:00am
  • Saturday 5th March, 12:15pm
  • Monday 7th March, 10:00am
  • Monday 7th March, 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 8th March, 10:00am
  • Wednesday 9th March, 10:00am
  • Wednesday 9th March, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 10th March, 10:00am
  • Thursday 10th March, 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 15th March, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 15th March, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 16th March, 10:00am
  • Wednesday 16th March, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 17th March, 10:00am
  • Thursday 17th March, 12:15pm
  • Friday 18th March, 10:00am
  • Friday 18th March, 12:15pm
  • Saturday 19th March, 10:00am
  • Saturday 19th March, 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 22nd March, 10:00am
  • Tuesday 22nd March, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 23rd March, 10:00am
  • Wednesday 23rd March, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 24th March, 10:00am
  • Thursday 24th March, 12:15pm
  • Friday 25th March, 10:00am
  • Friday 25th March, 12:15pm
  • Saturday 26th March, 10:00am
  • Saturday 26th March, 12:15pm
  • Wednesday 30th March, 10:00am
  • Wednesday 30th March, 12:15pm
  • Thursday 31st March, 10:00am
  • Thursday 31st March, 12:15pm


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.