Coronations & Celebrations: Thursday 4th June. Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers. Poets, priests, heroes and villains. Westminster 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. We meet the Guide at midday for time to buy lunch in Parliament Square. Take the full tour of Westminster Abbey, this tour now includes VOX Wireless Tour Guide headsets for our guides to talk live to the group. Our tour shows how the mediaeval architects created a theatre for coronations and shows you some of the Abbeys most curious secrets. You’ll also see the Shrine of Edward the Confessor and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. In the Henry VII Chapel beneath a sublimely beautiful fan vaulted ceiling, the banners of the Knights and Dames Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath hang. We visit Poets Corner and see where the ashes of Professor Stephen Hawking were interred next to Sir Isaac Newton. Then sit back to enjoy a really entertaining coach tour that places names from the Abbey into their locations in London. Next, after time for a light bite, instead of joining the rush hour we take a seat at 5.00pm to see the Abbey at work with Choral Evensong. You’ll head for home at 6.15pm. Adults £62.00, Seniors £58.00 per person. Coach will depart Stevenage at 10.00 Max group size 30 people book early!