Westminster Abbey London

Westminster Abbey is a world renowned location of Coronations, Royal Weddings and Funerals

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey cc licensed photo by Oleg Brovko

With over 1000 years of history and its beautiful and intricatic Gothic architecture Westminster Abbey in London is interesting on many levels. Its origins go back to about 960 AD when twelve Benedictine monks were established on the banks of the Thames River. Since 1066 AD, Westminster Abbey has served as the coronation church and as the burial place for seventeen monarchs.

Construction of much of the current Abbey took place between 1245 and 1517 with the west towers being added between 1722 and 1745. The architectural style is primarily Anglo-French Gothic. With all of its ornate architectural detail and stained glass, the Inside of the Abbey is striking to say the least, making it a fitting home to the many treasures of fine art and textiles within.

Westminster Abbey is usually open to visitors for an admission charge on Monday thru Saturday except during religious holidays and special events. Visiting hours usually start at 9:30am however closing times vary from day to day so you should see there official website from the link below to confirm times.

There are many other attractions within easy walking distance of the Westminster Abbey. Some of these include the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Horse Guards Building and Parade, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral, Saint James's Park, and Hyde Park. These attractions can be nicely combined into a memorable one or two day walking tour.

For more information about visit this beautiful London landmark visit their official website linked above.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Westminster Abbey London

Fee: You can view the outside for free, however there is an entry fee to explore the inside.

Category: Churches Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Address: 20 Dean's Yard
London SW1P 3PA
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7222 5152

Reviews

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5 Star Rating This church needs no introduction - it's been historically significant for a thousand years. If you ask me to recommend visiting or not, it's a no brainer.... Read More

Stephanie G. Jul-17-2022

1 Star Rating This review is to the very rude old security guard who was doing security check, (13:30 on 12 October). Several people ahead of me had backpacks but he... Read More

J D. Oct-12-2022

4 Star Rating Pretty sure most know what to expect when visiting this iconic site, even if they have never been there personally. It is a world renown spot that many... Read More

Ryan A. Jun-19-2022

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Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Circle, District and Jubilee LineWestminster Station3 Minutes

How to get to Westminster Abbey London by Tube

From Westminster Station take exit No 6. You will see Westminster Abbey to your left just across the park.

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