Westminster Abbey is London's oldest Christian church, a place steeped in history, art and spirituality and a must-see on your central London tour.
If before you buy your tickets to Westminster Abbey you want to do a quick study of the different prices, guided tours or tours of the area, read on. In this post I'll tell you how much they cost, if there are discounts for visitors and even if you can get in for free. Don't miss it!
What budget do I need for tickets to Westminster Abbey?
From 37 ¤ in Hellotickets you can get your tickets to this iconic monument that will allow you to make a visit at your own pace and with the possibility to download for free an audio guide.
On the other hand, you have available different guided tours, for a price starting from 60 ¤. And believe me, booking a guided tour inside Westminster with an English-speaking guide for 4 hours is a great option.
During the tour the guide will show you the most emblematic places to see in Westminster Abbey and will tell you in great detail about its interesting origins, the royal coronations that took place here or which British personalities were buried in the mausoleums of the temple, among many other things.
We compare the prices of tickets and guided tours to Westminster
- London Westminster Abbey Tickets
- From £32
- At your own pace
- Without guide
- Book now
- London Westminster Abbey and the House of Parliament Guided Tour (optional)
- From £43
- 4 hours approx.
- With local guide
- Book now
- Historical London Tour Including Westminster and Churchill War Rooms Tickets
- From £76
- 2h 30 min
- With expert guide
- Book now
- Westminster Tour Including London Eye Tickets
- From £77
- 4 hours
- With professional guide
- Book now
How can you complete the Westminster experience?
On its own, Westminster Abbey is an exciting visit that you could immerse yourself in for hours but for a little more money, from €90 you can get a ticket that also includes a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament.
The latter is a highly recommended option if you want to explore the Westminster area of London in just half a day (approximately 4 hours). You will have the opportunity to discover with a local guide not only the Elizabeth Tower where the mythical Big Ben sounds, but also the Houses of Parliament and learn in depth about British democracy. And, of course, you'll also get to see Westminster Abbey in detail, which is the most complete option!
Finally, another highly recommended option if you are one of those who enjoy all the main attractions of the city you are travelling to, is to buy the Westminster and London Eye money-saving package. With this combined ticket you will have access to these two must-see London experiences for around 89 euros.
How much do Westminster Abbey tickets cost at the ticket office?
Yes, you can also get tickets to Westminster Abbey from the Westminster Abbey ticket office. Prices over the counter are as follows: adults from €24, children (6-17 years) from €10, seniors (65 years and over) from €21 and children 5 years and under arefree.
Is it worth waiting to buy them at the ticket office?
In my opinion, waiting until you get to London to buy your tickets is not the best option.
This is one of the most loved and visited monuments in England and attracts thousands of visitors every day, so if you choose to get your tickets at the ticket office you will probably have to wait in a long queue and there is no guarantee that they will not be sold out by the date and time you want.
For all these reasons, it's best to keep things simple, avoid the hassle and secure your place at Westminster Abbey by buying your tickets online in advance.
Can I visit Westminster Abbey with a Westminster Abbey Tourist Card?
Yes you can! From €41 you can get the London Explorer Pass (you pay for the number of attractions you want to see) while from €74 you can buy the London Pass (you pay for days and it gives you access to over 80 tourist attractions).
If you're planning a 3-day trip to London or a 4-day trip to the British capital, and you want to see a number of sights, getting one of the London sightseeing cards will not only give you access to Westminster Abbey but also allow you to make the most of your stay in London by visiting lots of different attractions.
This is the cheapest option if you want to explore Westminster Abbey and many other landmarks in the city such as the London Eye, the Tower of London, The Shard, Madame Tussauds Museum and many others.
The price of most of London's tourist attractions is quite high but with one of these passes you can save money (by getting in at a reduced rate) and also time (you won't have to queue at the ticket office to buy tickets or at the entrance as most attractions usually have a special queue for those who have the pass). It's all advantages!
How can I save on my visit to Westminster Abbey and are there any reduced rates?
Yes, visitors to Westminster Abbey can benefit from reduced ticket prices, which apply at the ticket office to certain age groups (such as children aged 6-17 from approx. £10 or over 65s from approx. £21) or certain groups such as students from approx. £21 or families (one adult and one child aged 6-17) from approx. £24.
Can I get into Westminster Abbey for free?
Only children aged 5 years and under, members of the British National Health Service (NHS) and disabled wheel chair users and their companions can visit Westminster Abbey free of charge.
However, those wishing to attend church services held at Westminster Abbey can enter for free, but will not be able to take a sightseeing tour of the church to enjoy all there is to see at Westminster Abbey, as access to the church's monuments and tombs and the Abbey Museum is not permitted. If you are interested in a full tour of Westminster Abbey, you can book your tickets here.
This means that you will only be able to take your seat in the church and listen to the mass, but on the plus side you will have a more authentic experience because you can take the opportunity to see the majesty and spirituality of the abbey in all its splendour during a religious event, which is the main reason why it was created, from the inside and in respectful silence.
How much does it cost to get to Westminster Abbey?
The cheapest way to get to Westminster Abbey without spending a penny is to walk. Located in the heart of central London, Westminster Abbey is a pleasant stroll through the centre, taking in the sights of iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Elizabeth Tower, the Palace of Westminster, St. James Park and more.
Another way to get to Westminster Abbey is to use the London Underground (the nearest station is Westminster). For me, it's the fastest mode of transport, although prices are a bit high in London. You can get a single ticket for as little as €6 depending on the area you are travelling in.
Last but not least, I recommend you to take a look at the Westminster Abbey timetable.