Monday 10:00am - 2:00pm (last entry 1pm)
Wednesday 4:00pm - 8:00pm (last entry 7pm)
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm (last entry 1pm)
Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm (last entry 1pm)
August Bank Holiday Monday (30 August) : 9:00am - 4:00pm (last entry 3pm)
The Abbey will be closed on 8th, 15th and 22nd and 27th of September 2021
Red Route :
Daily, every 15-20 mins.
Orange Route :
Daily, every 30min.
PLEASE NOTE STOPS 5 AND 6 ARE CLOSED FOR NOW: Shaftesbury Avenue is closed temporarily.
BUS STOP 18 IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY.
You can join the tour from any of our 60+ stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus.
*Only available with 24 hours and 48 hours Hop on Hop off London Bus Tour.
Boats leave every 30 minutes from:
Westminster Pier (Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH)
Embankment Pier (Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WS2N 6NU)
Festival Pier (Festival Pier, South Bank, London SE1 9PX) Bankside Pier (Bankside Pier, Bankside, London SE1 9DT)
St Katharine’s Pier - for Tower of London - (St Katharine’s Pier, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD)
Cruise rides last 30 minutes.
These cruises are operated by Thames River Sightseeing.
An absolutely essential part of any visit to London, Westminster Abbey is one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Steeped in over a thousand years of history, Benedictine monks first started worshipping at this site in the middle of the tenth century and the current building has been there for over 700 years.
This magnificent gothic construct is a sight to behold and the incredible stained glass is some of the most impressive in the UK.
Created for King Edward I in 1296, the chair has been the seat for the crowning of every monarch since 1308, including Queen Victoria and our current reigning Queen, HRH Elizabeth II. It is the oldest piece of furniture in the UK that is still used for its original intention.
The literary corner of the Abbey is named due to the large amount of poets and writers buried there, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling and Thomas Hardy, as well as many memorial stones and busts dedicated to the likes of Shakespeare and loved Scottish poet Robert Burns
Kings and Queens
Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and seventeen monarchs are buried there. The Abbey was also the place where William and Kate tied the knot in 2011.
Hop-on Hop-off Tour of London
Explore imperious London in all its grandeur. This incredible value London Hop on Hop off bus tour grants you the freedom and convenience to explore the city in depth. This tour encompasses world renowned attractions such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and spectacular Westminster Abbey, as well as, of course, the inimitable Buckingham Palace. You will also see the most eminent regions of London, such as distinguished Regent Street, world celebrated Oxford Street and vibrant Piccadilly.
• The Classic Tour (Red route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
• The Essential Tour (Orange route): Passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as Hyde Park and Regents Park, two of the prettiest parks in London.
• The Morning and Evening Drop off Service (Yellow and Green routes): buses will pick guests from popular hotel areas and bring them to Central London in the morning and drop them off by the end of the day.
Choose the duration of your tour, from 1 day, 24 or 48 hours, pick a ticket duration that suits you.
Free 24hr River Thames Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride with 24 or 48 hours Hop on Hop off.
Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this hop-on hop-off boat ride. Departing from Westminster and taking you to St Katharine’s Pier, you’ll get to soak in panoramic views of the capital’s most iconic landmarks for a sightseeing experience like no other! Discover fascinating facts as you cruise with live commentary from the captain and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian. Tickets are valid for 24 hours (unlimited usage within this time) so you can see the best of London at your own leisure!