Westminster Abbey Tour and Champagne Afternoon Tea at the 5 Star Conrad London St James – For Two.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 1000 years of history, Westminster Abbey has been a steadfast to every monarch since 1066 and played host to many Royal Weddings. From a Birdseye television view of recent Royal Weddings, this fabulous Westminster Abbey Tour combined with a luxurious afternoon tea at the 5 Star Conrad London St James, provides the opportunity to experience English history and English tradition.
Westminster Abbey Tour
Since 960AD, Westminster Abbey has welcomed Kings, Queens, Statesmen, Soldiers, Poets, Heroes and even villains. It has been the home of the Royal Coronation since 1066 and is the final resting place of over 3,000 great Britons. As you scroll through the corridors enjoying the Gothic architecture be sure to allow plenty of time to explore the Abbey as there is plenty to see. Below is a short list of places to look out for:
Westminster Abbey offers daily services and has resounded to the sound of music each day for over a thousand years. Continuing a tradition dating back to the monks of 10th Century, look out for one of the daily choral services and enjoy the outstanding choir singing from their stalls in The Quire.
Be sure to visit St George’s Chapel to view one of Westminster Abbey’s most precious and iconic pieces of furniture recognised worldwide – the Coronation Chair. Situated in the centre of the Abbey in front of the High Altar it has seen 38 coronation ceremonies for reigning monarchs since 1308.
The Lady Chapel
The burial ground of fifteen kings and queens including Elizabeth I, Mary I and Mary Queen of Scots, The Lady Chapel is an outstanding example of late medieval architecture with a spectacular fan vaulted ceiling.
A must for lovers of literature, Poets Corner pays respect to over 100 poets and writers who are buried or have memorials within the Abbey. Respect is paid to familiar names such as William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and the Bronte Sisters to name but a few. This is a place of pilgrimage for literature lovers.
Other highlights of your Wesminster Abbey tour include the Pyx Chamber, Royal Tombs, Grave of the Unknown Warrior, The Cloisters and Chapter House College Garden. The well stocked gift shop will also provide an opportunity to purchase a small memento from your visit.
Westminster Abbey Hours
Westminster Abbey Admission Hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09.30 to 15.30
Wednesday: 09.30 to 18.00
Saturday: 09.30 to 13.30
Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at The Conrad London St James
The second part of your fabulous day out includes a decadent afternoon tea in the sumptuous surrounds of Emmeline’s Lounge at the 5 Star Conrad London St. James. One of the capital’s most popular afternoon tea venues, relax and enjoy a mouthwatering and traditional afternoon tea of seasonal savoury sandwiches, delicious cakes and pastries and freshly baked scones served with jam and clotted cream. As you tuck into this tasty afternoon tea, share a bottle of G.H. Mumm Champagne, the official Champagne supplier to Her Majesty the Queen.
Book a Memorable Day Out
This Tour of Westminster Abbey and luxurious afternoon tea package is available to buy as a gift voucher from Virgin Experience Days at £135 for Two. The voucher is valid for up to 9 months. This experience can be split over separate days but please note that both parts need to be booked and taken before the expiry date. (Details on how to book your days will be sent to you following the purchase of your voucher).
Whether you are buying this as a gift for a friend or a treat for yourself, you can look forward to a day to remember.
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