Verger-guided tours

Guided tours, led by our vergers, are a great way to see the Abbey - no one knows the ins and outs and history of Westminster Abbey like our vergers.


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

About the tour

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 to 20 people for these tours and commentary is in English only. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes.


Tours run Monday - Saturday.

You can contact us 24 hours in advance to find out what times tours will take place by calling 020 7654 4832, Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm. You cannot book tours via this phone number. 

Prices and how to book

For a verger tour, you’ll pay the Abbey entry price plus £10.

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

When booking your tickets to the Abbey, please try to book your entry slot 30 minutes or so before the tour is due to start.

Other options

Westminster Abbey's multimedia guide on a smartphone

Multimedia guide

Multimedia guides - available in 14 languages plus British Sign Language - are available at the Abbey

A tour group of around 20 people looks up at the ceiling of the Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey

Group visits

Private tour groups of up to 20 can visit the Abbey when accompanied by a Blue Badge Tourist Guide. These are specialist guides who offer private tours and will charge a separate fee.

UK Primary and Secondary Schools

Our learning department offers guided tours, workshops and special events for schools in the Abbey. We also offer a range of video-conferences and guided virtual tours.