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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.

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

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

Due to works in the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, verger tours will not visit this area of the Abbey on 26th and 27th September.

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

Multimedia guide

You receive a free multimedia guide when you visit the Abbey during normal opening hours (excluding Wednesday Lates and Highlights Tour). Available in 14 languages, the guide includes a BSL tour and a tour for visitors with sight loss. Download it as an app to your phone or mobile device to access bonus tour content.

Download your guide
Westminster Abbey's multimedia guide on a smartphone

Group visits

Private tour groups of up to 30 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.

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

It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.


Martin - The Dean’s Verger

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