Westminster Abbey & Thames River Cruise Half-Day Tour

Westminster Abbey & Thames River Cruise Half-Day Tour

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Visit one of London’s most iconic sites, Westminster Abbey followed by a relaxing cruise on the River Thames. Westminster Abbey, founded by Benedictine Monks in 960AD, this magnificent church has seen its share of royal weddings, coronations, kings, queens, poets, heroes & villains! 

Learn all about the stories behind the history with your exclusive private guide

After you have finished, you will then partake in a river cruise along the famous Thames viewing sites such as Big Ben & the London Eye.

Highlights of Our Westminster Abbey & River Cruise Half-Day Tour:

  • Be met by your professional Blue Badge Guide
  • Be guided in London’s most famous royal church: Westminster Abbey. Whilst inside, see the Coronation chair, poets corner, and much more
  • Hear stories regarding famed politicians, a large bell named Big Ben, and gunpowder plots, whilst taking a stroll around Parliament Square
  • Enjoy a calming guided river cruise, taking in iconic sights such as the London Eye and Tower Bridge
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Westminster Abbey Tour & Thames River Cruise Tour Itinerary

Westminster Abbey is a jewel in London’s crown and has lived on the same site for nearly 1000 years. 

During your private guided tour, you will be shown many historical gems, one being the Coronation Chair, which is the seat every monarch has sat in to be crowned since the 13th century. There are over 3000 burials in the Abbey so expect to see the graves of famous scientists, poets, and past monarchs such as Queen Elizabeth I. 

You will also walk through ‘The Crossing’: the area where royal weddings take place, like that of Prince William and Princess Kate’s in 2011.

After your guided tour you will have time to browse the shop and pick up refreshments, before walking through the political heart of London: Parliament Square. Surrounding the square are many iconic sights to enjoy and hear about, such as The Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, and Big Ben’s clock tower. 

It will then be time to board your boat and take a relaxing cruise along the River Thames. Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about London’s great river, whilst taking insights like The London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Interested in extending this tour to a full-day tour of London? 

Check out our Changing of the Guard, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral & Tower of London Tour here or find some inspiration in our longer multi-day English tour itineraries.

Why You Should Choose Our Tour of Westminster Abbey & Thames River Cruise:

  • Learn about the real stories behind the coronations, royal weddings & Kings & Queens of Britain
  • See the hidden angles of the abbey and go behind the guidebooks
  • Enjoy a relaxing river cruise with your guide
  • Customize the tour to suit your group, perhaps even combining it with other attractions in London to create a longer multi-day experience!

Tour Duration: 4 hours 

Meeting point: At your centrally located London accommodation OR at the west front of Westminster Abbey

Meet Our Local Expert Tour Planner

Emily will be your personal tour planner for your time in London:

Emily grew up enjoying the sound of the sea on the Isle of Wight, before moving to London and immersing herself in the city’s rich history – receiving her accredited Blue Badge in 2018. When she’s not expertly guiding, you’ll often find a paintbrush in her hand as she enjoys sketching her most favored sites.”

Contact Emily today to start planning your perfect tour of London!

Enjoying a river cruise along the Thames with London Bridge in the background.
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