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

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

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

Phone: 020 7222 5152

Official Website: Westminster Abbey London

Westminster Abbey London Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating This was an incredible experience. So much history here, so many kings and queens laid to rest here. If you buy the London pass be sure to book this way in advance or you won’t be able to use the pass to enter and you’ll have to pay full price. Tickets go fast. Book ahead of time.
Laura W - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Westminster Abbey is a must-see in London, showcasing stunning architecture and equally intriguing annexes, including gardens and cloisters. Booking online is advised to streamline your visit, although you may still experience a short wait before entry. The abbey is not only a magnificent sight but also a significant historical site, housing the tombs of many well-known figures and numerous royal sepulchers. The combination of its rich history, beautiful surroundings, and the graves of notable personalities makes it a fascinating destination for anyone visiting the city.
Johan Von Strüdel - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Extremely crowded!! and a long wait... unless you already have a ticket. I recommend buying tickets in advance. An adult/ youth ticket costs the same as a single adult ticket. Amazing art, everywhere you look are famous names of artists, authors, royals, the who's who of British historical figures.
Tifahn Rodriguez - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful architecture and history. They provide an audio tour included in the ticket price but they also have the same tour in an app if you want to use your phone. (Free) We did not buy tickets online but the line went very quickly less than 5 minutes so don’t worry if you don’t get them in advance.
Roamer222 - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Architecture was wonderful and a can’t miss item if you visit London. Highly recommend paying the 20 pounds or so to get in and walk around. They have guided tours as well but I opted to wing it. Nice piece of history.
Chris Lottman - 2 months ago

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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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