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London Walking Tour with Fast-Track Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

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    What to Expect
    On the morning of your tour, make your own way to Westminster Abbey to meet your guide. Sitting alongside Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the history-steeped Gothic showstopper is one of the world’s most spectacular churches. It’s also been the site of all of England's royal coronations — with the exception of two — since the crowning of William the Conqueror in 1066.

    With your guide and prebooked ticket, which entitles you to fast-track entry, head inside to learn more about the abbey’s storied past. Follow in the footsteps of some history’s most fascinating characters, from Elizabeth I to Queen Elizabeth II, as you walk down the black-and-white checkered isle toward the Coronation Chair. Peer out at the 900-year-old College Garden while you stroll through the impressive Cloisters, and spot the graves of some of the world’s most famous wordsmiths, including Dickens, Hardy and Tennyson in Poets’ Corner.

    After touring Westminster Abbey, take a stroll to Horse Guards Parade or along the Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard. Listen to your guide talk about the ceremony’s history as the Queen’s Foot Guards, in their cherry tunics and bearskin hats, or the plumed Household Cavalry pass right in front of you.

    Finish your tour outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence. See the balcony where William and Kate kissed before the public after their wedding in 2011, and hear stories of intruders and princes scaling the walls before bidding your guide goodbye.

    Please note: If there is heavy rain — or if the Changing of the Guard is rescheduled to early morning — the ceremony will be replaced with an extended walking tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
    Departure Time
    9:15 AM
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Spur Road, Spur Rd, London SW1A 1AA, UK
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Audio headset
    • Entrance ticket with Skip-the-Line access to Westminster Abbey
    • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Unable to accommodate strollers and baby carriages
    • Changing of the Guard will not operate in heavy rain and will be replaced with an extended walking tour
    • Please note: entrance into Westminster Abbey requires a modest dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
    • Photography is not permitted in Westminster Abbey
    • Audio headsets are provided when required so you can hear your guide
    • Please note: Westminster Abbey may close at short notice, on these days the tour will be rescheduled
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I really liked walking in London with this tour. It is very different to go in car or bus than walking because you are moving slower and have the option to look carefuly at all details and stop to take some selfies. I enjoyed seeing the guards.
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    This was a wonderful tour. Our guide gave us a lot of information about British history and provided a wonderful explanation of the changing of the guard process. He also did a great job of getting us in key positions to have front row views. The entrance into the palace with
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    We had the best time on this tour! Our guide was very informative and was able to answer any question the group asked her. The weather was agreeable so we were able to do all the things on our list. The Abbey was stunning and we enjoyed the changing of the guards as well. Pro
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    Our tour guide was very informative and packed a lot into the time that we had. The sights and surrounds of London came alive with his well researched commentary. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a light touch yet interesting overview of London inner city sights.
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    The tour commenced Sep 24th 9 am sharp at Westminster abbey .. on time and with a fantastic tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, organized and patient. You can tell she has been doing this for a while as she knew even when were good bathroom breaks for the kids :) and we
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