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Westminster Abbey

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey features in these preplanned City Guides:

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Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the finest examples of medieval architecture in Europe
  • Main coronation and burial place for royals
  • Impressive building, full of history

Time required: 90 minutes

Phone: +44 20 7222 5152

Web site: http://www.westminster-a...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 7pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 16 £
Student 18+, 60+: 13 £
Schoolchildren (11- 18): 6 £
Child (under 11): Free

Public transport:

  • Circle Line: Westminster station
  • District Line: Westminster station
  • Jubilee Line: Westminster station

Address: 20 Dean's Yard, City of London SW1P 3PA, UK

Things you need to know:

  • One of the finest examples of medieval architecture in Europe
  • The church was founded in 1065 as a Benedictine abbey by Edward the Confessor
  • It is a place for royal ceremonials. Numerous coronations were held here including Queen Elizabeth's (1953)
  • Also a burial place for royals, important statesmen and literary figures. Princess Diana's funeral (1997) took place in the church too
  • Houses more than 3,000 memorials to kings and significant figures of British history (William the Conqueror, Edward III, Mary Queen of Scots or Elizabeth I)

What to do there:

  • Pick up your free audio guide (included in entrance fee)
  • Admire the interior of the church
  • Pay particular attention to the Gothic ceilings and the stained glass of the Chapter House
  • Do not miss the Coronoation Chair and the Poet's Corner (memorial place dedicated to literary figures such as Dickens)

Tips & Insights:

  • On Sundays the abbey is open only for worship (free entrance)
  • Great audioguide narrated by Jeremy Irons
  • Please note that it is not allowed to take photos inside
  • Verger-led tours are available for additional £3.00

 

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