1. London: Westminster Abbey Guided Tour (optional Parliament)
Visit one of the must-see sites while visiting London with a guided tour of Westminster Abbey. opt for a private or shared tour and choose to upgrade your experience by adding a visit to the Houses of Parliament to your itinerary. Meet your guide and set out to explore the interior of the historic monument of Westminster Abbey. Stand in the footsteps of kings and queens and see where all coronations of English and British monarchs have been held, as well as where many royal weddings have taken place. Then, take a panoramic tour around the Houses of Parliament and pass the Elizabeth Tower where the famous Big Ben bell chimes every quarter hour. As you walk, admire the ostentatious façades with golden spires and statues of kings that reflect in the River Thames. Learn about the role of the people working at the House of Commons and the function of the House of Lords, and understand how, and why, the Elizabeth Tower and its great clock and iconic bell were built. Listen to your guide explain the history of the building, from the first medieval clock tower built in the old Palace of Westminster to the design and construction of the present Elizabeth Tower. For a more complete experience, select the option that includes a ticket to the Parliament and tour the inside of the building with an audio guide.