Our guided tours

As a landmark Grade II* listed building in the shadow of Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, Central Hall Westminster is a must-see attraction when visiting this iconic part of London.

We offer free guided tours to all visitors to our premises, introducing them to our unique history and beautiful architecture. Tours are available 7 days a week, and last for 20 minutes each.

Visitor information

Our 20 minute tours cover the past 100 years of Central Hall Westminster’s history and include a visit to our skyline terrace, which overlooks central London.

You can continue your tour in our multimedia exhibition area, and also purchase related gifts and merchandise from our on-site bookshop. We encourage all guests to sign our visitors’ book and make a donation towards our continued maintenance of this historic venue.

Tour timings:

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm
  • Sundays, 2pm-4pm

Tour bookings may be made in advance by calling 020 7654 3826.

Open volume from our Historic Roll display, with shelved volumes in background

Tour highlights

Led by our knowledgeable volunteer hosts, our daily tours give visitors an insight into Central Hall Westminster’s fascinating origins, architectural wonders, and thriving Methodist community.

Architectural highlights include our magnificent Great Hall, featuring Europe’s largest self-supporting domed ceiling and original 4731-pipe Arthur Hill and Son organ, and our sweeping Grand Staircase inspired by the Paris Opera House.

You will also see the Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll, an exquisite set of leather-bound volumes containing the names of over 1m contributors who contributed one Guinea to the Wesleyan Methodist Twentieth Century Fund between 1899 and 1904.

Our Methodist community

Central Hall Westminster is delighted to share its space with Methodist Central Hall, working together with its wonderful team to provide a welcoming, inspiring and beautiful environment for all visitors.

Together with our team of volunteer hosts, we ensure that everyone who visits us leaves knowing something about the Methodist Church, our shared history, and the Church’s ongoing mission to be a vital presence in the heart of London.

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Book a tour

Make your tour booking now
call 020 7654 3826.