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London Westminster Abbey Prices

Would you like to discover a church as iconic as Westminster Abbey but don't know how much money you need? Read on!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

5 min read

London Westminster Abbey Prices

Westminster Abbey | ©David Jakab

Westminster Abbey is the oldest Christian temple in London, a place full of history, art and spirituality that can not miss on your route through the center.

If you already know the opening hours of Westminster Abbey, the next step is to know the prices of tickets to Westminster Abbey to organize in detail the budget of your visit and be able to buy them.

In this post I tell you how much they are worth, if there are discounts for visitors and even if you can get in for free. Do not miss it!

1. What budget do I need for tickets to Westminster Abbey?

Entrance to Westminster Abbey| ©Adam Loeffler
Entrance to Westminster Abbey| ©Adam Loeffler

From 49 € in Hellotickets you can get a ticket to this iconic monument that will allow you to take a guided tour inside accompanied by an English-speaking guide for 2 hours.

During the tour the guide will show you the most emblematic places to see in Westminster Abbey and will tell you in detail 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 issues.

How can you complete the experience?

By itself, Westminster Abbey is an exciting visit in which you could immerse yourself for hours but for a little more money, from 100 € 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 in London in just half a day (about 4 hours approximately). 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. In addition to seeing in detail Westminster Abbey, of course, it is the most complete option!

In addition, these tickets to Westminster Abbey have the possibility of cancellation, which gives you greater flexibility when organizing your plans for the British capital, something that is always a plus when traveling!

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2. How much do Westminster Abbey tickets cost at the box office?

Westminster Abbey exterior| ©Alex Dawson
Westminster Abbey exterior| ©Alex Dawson

That's right, you can also get tickets to Westminster Abbey at the Westminster Abbey ticket office. The prices over the counter are as follows:

  • Adults: from £24.00
  • Children (6-17 years): from £10.00
  • Seniors (65 years and over): from £21.00
  • Children 5 years and under: Free

Is it worth waiting to buy them at the box 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 that 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 long lines and there is no guarantee that they will not be sold out by the date and time you want.

In addition, tickets at the box office to Westminster Abbey are non-refundable so if at the last minute you have a small change of plans in London,

For all these reasons, it is advisable to simplify things, avoid hassles and secure your place at Westminster Abbey by buying tickets online in advance.

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3. Can I visit Westminster Abbey with a tourist card?

London Pass| ©ba7raini
London Pass| ©ba7raini

That's right! 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 gives you access to more than 80 tourist attractions).

If you are planning a 3-day trip to London or a 4-day trip to the British capital and you want to visit several places of interest getting one of the London tourist cards will not only allow you to access to Westminster Abbey but also to make the most of your stay in London by visiting a lot of different tourist attractions.

This is the most economical option if you want to explore Westminster Abbey and many other monuments of the city such as the London Eye, the Tower of London, The Shard or Madame Tussauds Museum, among many others.

The price of most of the tourist attractions in London is quite high but with one of these passes you can save money (by entering at a reduced rate) and also time (you will not queue at the ticket office to buy tickets or at the entrances as most of the attractions usually have a special queue for those who have the pass). They are all advantages!

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4. How can I save on my visit to Westminster Abbey? Are there reduced rates?

Westminster Abbey Cloister| ©grassrootsgroundswell
Westminster Abbey Cloister| ©grassrootsgroundswell

Yes, visitors to Westminster Abbey can benefit from reduced ticket office rates for certain age groups (such as children aged 6 to 17 or over 65) or certain groups such as students or families (one adult and one child aged 6 to 17).

  • Reduced rate for adults 65+: from £21
  • Reduced rate for children 6 to 17 years old: from £10
  • Reduced rate for students: from £21
  • Reduced rate for families (one adult and one child): from £24.00

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5. Can I get into Westminster Abbey for free?

Inside Westminster Abbey| ©Herry Lawford
Inside Westminster Abbey| ©Herry Lawford

Only children 5 years old and under, members of the British National Health Service (NHS) and disabled people in wheel chairs with their companions can visit Westminster Abbey free of charge.

However, those who want to attend religious 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 monuments and tombs of the church and the Abbey Museum is not allowed.

That is, you can only take your seat in the temple and listen to the mass, although on the positive side you will live a more authentic experience because you can take the opportunity to contemplate from inside and in respectful silence the majesty and spirituality of the abbey in all its splendor during a religious event, which is the main reason why it was created.

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6. How much does it cost to get to Westminster Abbey?

Entering the London Underground| ©Hernán Piñera
Entering the London Underground| ©Hernán Piñera

The most economical way to go to Westminster Abbey without spending a penny is walking because, being located in the heart of central London, you can get there by taking a nice walk through the center while enjoying the views of such iconic sites as Big Ben, the Elizabeth Tower, the Palace of Westminster or St. James Park, among others.

Another way to get to Westminster Abbey is using the London Underground (the nearest station is Westminster). For me, the fastest means of transport although the prices are a bit high in London. From 6 € you can get a single ticket depending on the area where you move.

A trick to save money on your trips around the British capital is to get a ticket on the London tourist bus or get a Travelcard or an Oyster Card.

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