• Westminster Abbey in London

  • Memorial in Westminster Abbey


Please complete all fields. Children must be accompanied
Please complete all fields. Children must be accompanied

Westminster Abbey

Combine a visit to magnificent Westminster Abbey with a river cruise leaving from nearby Westminster pier.

Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. Founded in 960 as a Benedictine monastery and rebuilt by St Edward the Confessor in 1065, it is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country.

Closely situated next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, it is an essential part of any trip to the capital. To help you make the most of your visit, an audio guide is offered free with your entry ticket – the tour is available in twelve languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
The Cellarium Café and Terrace, set in part of the 14th century fabric of the Abbey, is open throughout the year. The Abbey's green spaces are a peaceful place to relax and College Garden is reputed to be the oldest garden in England, dating back over 900 years. It was originally used to grow food and medicinal herbs for its former occupants.

Your ticket includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off all day sightseeing cruise ticket
  • Entrance to Westminster Abbey

Package details

Opening Times

Monday to Friday  
9.30am-3.30pm (last admission)

9.30am-3.30pm (last admission May - August)
9.30am-1.30pm (last admission September - April)

Closed for sightseeing (open for worship only)

Westminster Abbey is usually open to visitors from Monday to Saturday throughout the year. Closed on Sundays and religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas. The Abbey closes for visiting one hour after the published entry closure time, in order to prepare for Evensong. 

Please check the Westminster Abbey opening times prior to arrival. These times are for general guide only and times may vary depending on seasonality and special events. 

Ticket Prices - Westminster Abbey & River Cruise

Online Price From
Adult (17+) from
Child (6-16) from
Student (17+ with ID) from*
Senior (60+) from
Infant (0-5)

Westminster Abbey ticket is valid for single entry use within 7 days from date of issue.

*Students must have a valid ID on the day of their visit. 

All children aged 15 years and below must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

General Information 

Please note that the Abbey Museum is currently closed and will reopen as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries on 11th June 2018.

Please note:  Attraction tickets must first be collected from Westminster Pier (SW1A 2JH), Tower Pier (EC3N 4DT) or Greenwich Pier (SE10 9HT). You will not be able to enter the attraction without your tickets!

Sightseeing Timetable

Sightseeing cruises depart every 40 minutes from piers at Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich. 

10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 14:30 15:10B 15:50B*16:30A*17:10C*17:50C*18:30A*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*17:10C*17:50C*18:30A*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*17:10C*17:50C*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 13:50 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10 16:50B 17:30B 18:10*18:50C*19:30C*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30C 16:10C 16:50A*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10C 16:50C 17:30A
10:00 10:40 11:15 11:55 12:35 12:55 13:15 13:55 14:35 15:15 15:55 16:35 17:15 17:55C 18:35C 19:15A*19:35A*
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 13:40 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B 18:40C*19:20C*
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B 18:40C*19:20C*
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20C 16:00C 16:40A

* No return service available. 


A: Return services runs only in high summer: 2nd July to 16th September 2018. 

B: Return services runs only in spring, summer and autumn 7th April to 28th October 2018. 

C: Extra services for spring to autumn: 9th April to 28th October 2018.

D: Please be advised if you wish to travel to Tower Pier, London Eye and Greenwich pier you will need to change boats. 

Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any changes to advertised services. 


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