Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral is beautiful and elaborately decorated complete with a 273 foot Bell Tower in the heart of central London

The Beautiful Interior of Westminster Cathedral
The Beautiful Interior of Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral is a young building by London standards, but possesses spectacular architecture and beauty. The seat of the Archbishop of Westminster, it is the largest Catholic church in both England and Wales.

Construction on Westminster Cathedral began in 1895 on land acquired by the Catholic Church in 1884. The site was owned by Westminster Abbey back in the 17th Century and was subsequently sold and used for a variety of things including a prison until being purchased by the Catholic Church.

Westminster Cathedral does not conform to the typical late-Victorian architecture popular at the time of it's construction, but is designed in the style of a Byzantine basilica constructed of reddish brick. The interior is richly and painstakingly decorated with intricate tile mosaics and over 125 different types of marble.

A very popular feature is the Tower Viewing Gallery where you can enjoy some fabulous views of London from 200 feet above the streets and view some beautiful illustrations showing the design of the Cathedral.

Westminster Cathedral is open to the public daily. There is only an admission charge to go up into the Tower Viewing Gallery which is open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm and until 6pm on weekends.

There are many other attractions within easy walking distance of the Westminster Cathedral. 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 this beautiful London cathedral visit their official website linked above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No, except for the Tower Viewing Gallery.

Address: Victoria St, London SW1P 1LT, UK

Phone: 020 7798 9055

Official Website: Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating Westminster Cathedral is impressive and yet it’s often overlooked by visitors. This is the largest Roman Catholic Cathedral in the U.K. The cloisters are beautiful and mass is held daily, or if short on time, light a candle. Several chapels are dedicated to angels and saints. Walk up the stairs or take a lift to the Viewing Gallery for breathtaking views of London. The cathedral is very accessible and it’s free to enter. And the cathedral is just a short walk from Victoria Rail and Underground stations. A
Mal333 - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating The seat of the Archbishop of the Diocese of Westminster. Beautiful cathedral and it has many chapels dedicated to Angels and saints. A huge structure and very convenient as it is very close to Victoria station. It must be opened most of the days and many Masses are celebrated daily. A significant church for England.
Stanly Palathingal - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating IMPRESSIVE. No other ways to describe Westminster. The cloisters are some of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. The steep price of the ticket, for once, is worth it.
Cristina Panzeri - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The holy water filled the people those times and the Victorian era this place transformed into a massive holy spirit destination and one visit makes you feel great despite being in Hinduism.
Bablox 001 - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating I’m not quite sure why this place is not more popular, it’s SO beautiful! Every corner of it is incredible! Strongly recommended if you are passing by from Victoria station to Westminster abbey o the parliament!
Elisabetta Borzini - 2 months ago

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Circle, District and Victoria LineVictoria Station4 MInutes

How to get to Westminster Cathedral by Tube

From Victoria Station exit onto Victoria St. and walk to your right (east) for about 4 minutes. Watch for the square in front of Westminster Cathedral on your right.

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