Coronations & Celebrations

Tuesday 13th March 2018

COSTS
£49.90 Senior
£54.00 Adult

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Overview

Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers. Poets, priests, heroes and villains. Westminster Abbey is a living pageant of British history. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, has seen the weddings of sixteen Kings & Queens, is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs and contains memorials to some of our greatest citizens.

HomeSituated on the grounds of a former Benedictine monastery, it was refounded as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster by Queen Elizabeth I in 1560. In 1987 Westminster Abbey, St. Margaret’s Church, and the Houses of Parliament were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

We meet our Blue Badge Guide for the day at The Central Methodist Hall, where there will be time to purchase coffee.  The day will be split into two – half of which your guide will take you on an in depth tour of the Abbey will take you from the Shrine of Edward the Confessor and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior to Poets Corner and the sublimely beautiful fan vaulted ceiling of the Henry VIII chapel where the banners of the Knights and Dames Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath hang. During the other half of the day you’ll be free to visit St Margaret’s Westminster established by the Benedictine Monks alongside their Abbey to look after the spiritual needs of the people. Today it serves as the Parish Church of Parliament. Opposite the Abbey is the Supreme Court – the highest court in the land set up to replace the Law Lords and much in the news of late with the Brexit appeals.

The Central Methodist Hall Cafe serves a range of hot and cold meals for lunch (cost not included).

 

Pick-up Points

LOCATION
TIME
Storrington
07:45
Washington
07:55
Ashington
08:00
Southwater
08:15
Hop Oast (Park & Ride)
08:20
Horsham (Library)
08:30
Horsham (Station)
08:35
Horsham (D&B)
08:40
Dorking
09:05

FOR BOOKINGS CALL 01903 741233

Location (London)