Combo: Westminster Abbey + Churchill War Rooms Tickets
- Save big with this combo ticket as you visit two historic London landmarks: Westminster Abbey and the Churchill War Rooms.
- Dive deep into the 1,000 years of British history that unravel at the iconic Westminster Abbey, a must-visit attraction.
- Check out Poet's Corner and the Coronation Chair as you navigate your way through the church.
- Visit the Royal Tombs, a burial place that holds some of Britain's most famous Kings and Queens.
- Admire the site where British monarchs have been crowned since 1066.
- Don't forget to walk down the same aisle where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married in 2011.
- Go underground into the secret bunker of Winston Churchill, The Churchill War Rooms, where he plotted Hitler’s downfall.
- Visit the Cabinet Room, Map Room, Transatlantic Telephone Room among others.
- With a free audio guide, this tour provides insights into Churchill’s speeches and testimonials by men and women who risked their lives during the war.
One of London's oldest buildings, the Westminster Abbey boasts stunning Gothic architecture and exquisite stained glass. This iconic structure has hosted 38 coronations, starting with that of William the Conqueror. It has also seen the royal weddings of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William. You will also get to see the Coronation Chair, which was created for King Edward I in 1296 and has since been the seat for the crowing of every monarch. To explore Westminster Abbey is to take a trip back in time. It is here that 17 British monarchs, and other exemplary figures such as Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens, are laid to rest. Apart from the Coronation Chair, you will also get to see Poets' Corner, named as such due to the number of poets and writers buried there.
Churchill War Rooms Tour
One of five branches of the Imperial War Museum, the Churchill War Rooms are found in a historic underground complex that housed the British government command center through the duration of the Second World War. A unique biographical museum that explores the life and times of two times British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the museum is one of the only in the world which can boast of being an active command center during times of war and turmoil.
Enter the world of Winston Churchill and dive into the past as you explore the Churchill War Rooms at your own pace. Discover the underground secrets of the British during the Second World War and learn about the lives of the staff and workers who worked in secret along with Churchill to ensure the Allied victory over the Axis powers.
A wartime bunker turned into a piece of living history, the Churchill Room is home to a subterranean network of rooms and bunkers where wartime strategies were formed and secrets discussed. You can also explore the Churchill Museum, a particular section that uses modern technology and multimedia to tell his story from the day he became prime minister to the day victory was achieved, this interactive exhibition allows you to relive the past and hear extracts from his powerful speeches.
Know Before You Go
- Photography is not allowed inside the Abbey.
- Visitors are not allowed to carry large suitcases or bulky items inside the Abbey.
- All dates are subject to availability and the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times/service at short notice.
- Westminster Abbey is closed as a visitor attraction on Sundays (worship only), 25 December, and Easter Sunday.
- An audio guide is available on-site for an additional £5.
- Some areas are unavoidably inaccessible to those permanently confined to wheelchairs.
- It is recommended that people using wheelchairs enter through the North Door.
- Guide dogs are allowed at the Abbey.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended as much of the floor and steps of the Abbey are uneven.
- While there is no strictly enforced dress code, please note that the Abbey is a place of worship, and it is better to be dressed modestly.
Churchill War Rooms
- People with mobility issues should make their way to the front entrance via Birdcage Walk by St James Park. Once inside, the Churchill War Rooms are wheelchair accessible throughout.
- Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.
- It is advisable to not bring along rucksacks and big suitcases.
- Mon - 10 AM to 1 PM
- Wed - 4 PM to 7 PM
- Fri - 10 AM to 1 PM
- Sat - 9 AM to 3 PM
- Tue, Thu, and Sun: Closed
The Abbey is open for one hour after the last entry.
Please note that the Abbey closes for visiting one hour before the aforementioned times.
Churchill War Rooms
- Daily from 9:30 AM to 6 PM. Last admission at 5 PM.
While there are social distancing in place, the following areas at Westminster Abbey are closed to visitors:
- All the ambulatory side chapels
- Elizabeth I and Mary Tudor tombs
- Mary Queen of Scots tomb
- The Galleries (opening in July)
London, United Kingdom