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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.

Verger-guided tour

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

April to September

Monday-Friday: 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 2.00pm, 2.30pm

Saturdays: 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am

October to March

Monday-Friday: 10.30am, 11.00am, 2.00pm, 2.30pm

Saturday: 10.30am, 11.00am

How to book

For a verger tour, you’ll pay entry price plus £5.

You can book a verger tour when you arrive at the Abbey.

Other options

Multimedia guide

You receive a free multimedia guide when you visit the Abbey during normal opening hours. The guide is available in 14 languages plus visually-impaired tours. You can easily download the guide to your phone or mobile device via our app.

Download your guide
Multimedia guide

Group visits

Private tour groups of up to 30 can visit the Abbey when accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide. These are specialist guides who offer private tours and will charge a separate fee.

Bring a group to the Abbey
Group visits

The biggest challenge we face is maintaining such a large physical collection of material within a historic building – believe it or not, there’s just not enough space for it all.

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Matthew - Keeper of the Muniments

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