ORDER, ORDER! A riot of British history - Westminster Abbey & Houses of Parliament

Take a fascinating tour of two of the most historic and iconic buildings in London on this fantastic 2 night London package…discover the fascinating history of Westminster Abbey and follow in the footsteps of the Queen and many other famous faces in the historic Houses of Parliament!

Angela says…
"A visit to Westminster Abbey is not to be missed!  It is a remarkable place with so much history and so much to see.  Follow this with a tour of the Houses of Parliament which is equally full of fascinating history and tradition – I thoroughly enjoyed my visits to both!"
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive in London with free time to explore at leisure.

Day 2 Westminster Abbey & Houses of Parliament
This morning, we visit Westminster Abbey for a guided tour of one of the most remarkable buildings in the world. Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains – the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Take a fascinating walk through history where so many famous people have found their final resting place and where royal weddings and coronations are held. Learn about the famous Poets’ Corner, where there are many significant writers and poets buried or commemorated: William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens among them; visit the tombs of kings and queens enshrined here; see the Coronation Chair which has been used since 1308 and visit the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, all whilst admiring the spectacular, beautiful architecture and stained glass of this iconic building.

Due to open in the summer of 2018 (date TBC)
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries
A new museum and gallery is due to open in the summer dedicated to displaying treasures and collections reflecting the Abbey’s rich and varied thousand year history. Hidden from the public for over 700 years, the gallery runs 70ft above the Abbey floor and will give visitors magnificent views to the Palace of Westminster and into the church.

In the afternoon we visit the Houses of Parliament for a fascinating guided tour…we follow in the footsteps of none other than the Queen herself at the State Opening of Parliament as she leaves the Robing Room and passes through the Royal Gallery to take her seat on the gilded throne in the stunning Lords Chamber...from Central Lobby, the heart of Parliament, we enter the intriguing rooms of the Commons before standing in the famous Chamber itself, home to the Speaker’s Chair, the green benches and many lively political debates! Tours end in medieval Westminster Hall, the place where Guy Fawkes and King Charles I were found guilty of treason.

Day 3 Departure
Today, we make our way home.
Legend

Park Plaza London Riverbank

London
Great Views
The impressive Park Plaza London Riverbank is situated on the south side of the River Thames, opposite the Tate Britain art gallery, and offers stunning views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. Park Plaza London Riverbank offers 394 deluxe, fully air-conditioned guest rooms including superior & executive rooms, plus executive suites. Non-smoking rooms and rooms adapted for people with disabilities are also available throughout the hotel. Each room is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including high-speed Internet, flat screen televisions, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, plus movie & music channels on demand. The closest coach parking is at Nine Elms Lane, New Covent Garden Flower Market approx. 5 minutes by taxi from the hotel.

Park Plaza London Riverbank

Lambeth, London
2 Nights Bed & Breakfast
June - December 2018
Twin from £189pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £130

Inclusions
• Full cooked buffet breakfast
• Guided tour of Westminster Abbey
• Guided tour of Houses of Parliament
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Prices starting from...

£189 for 3 days

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Features of this tour


  • Guided tour of Westminster Abbey

  • Guided tour of Houses of Parliament