Westminster Abbey

About Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a fascinating, mainly Gothic structure in the heart of London and has been the Coronation Church for the British monarch since 1066. The Abbey houses the tombs of some great names from throughout British history. Sixteen royal weddings have taken place in the Abbey and its contents have been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Since 1066, when William the Conqueror and Harold Godwinson were crowned, the coronations of English and British monarchs have been held there.

Since 1560, the building is no longer an abbey or a cathedral, having instead the status of a Church of England "Royal Peculiar"—a church responsible directly to the sovereign.

Helpful information about Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is building a new museum and gallery – ‘The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.’ The new galleries will run 70ft above the Abbey floor, an area that has been hidden to the public for over 700 years. The new galleries will offer stunning views to the Palace off Westminster and into the church itself.

Ticket prices include a free audio-guide and are as follows:

Adults - £20. Children (6-16 years) – £9. Family discounted packages are also available.

The Abbey is open from 9.30am-3.30pm most days, but full opening times for different parts of the attraction can be seen here.

Some areas of the Abbey are unavoidably inaccessible to people permanently confined to wheelchairs. We offer free admission to disabled visitors and their carers. Visitors should enter via the North Door.

You can get to the Abbey in a variety of ways including Tube, Bus, Train or taxi. Should you wish to use public transport check out Transport for London for full details

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Things to do near Westminster Abbey

Some of the most popular attractions near Westminster Abbey include: Jewel Tower, The Supreme Court, the House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the Churchill War Rooms.

More information about Westminster Abbey

If you are looking for more information about Westminster Abbey such as tours or booking in advance, check out the website.

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