Westminster Abbey marks the 750th anniversary of the consecration of Henry III’s church this autumn. Henry III was devoted to Saint Edward the Confessor, and in his honour he rebuilt Edward’s 11th century Abbey in the then new Gothic style of architecture. Work started in 1245 and the consecration of the Church took place on 13 October 1269.

During normal opening hours, Westminster Abbey welcomes guided tour groups of up to 30 visitors, when accompanied by a Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Blue Badge Tourist Guides offer specialist, private tours in more than 30 languages and will charge a separate fee.

To book a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, visit Guide London or the British Guild of Tourist Guides. We are open to visitors from Monday to Saturday. Sometimes Westminster Abbey is closed for special services or events, so please check opening times for the day you intend to visit so you don’t miss out.