Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
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9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Westminster Abbey was initially built by Henry III in 1245 and it is one of the most important Gothic buildings of England. At first home of Benedictine monks, the coronation church since 1066 and the final resting place of 17 monarchs. It contains a treasury full of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles, books and various other artefacts plus the most significant collection of monumental sculptures of the UK. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in the Abbey's Triforium opened in June 2018. Explore over 1,000 years of history in this truly unique space, high above the Abbey floor.
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Neighbourhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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  • Reggie Leopold
    1 contribution
    BUY TICKETS DIRECTLY FROM THEIR WEBSITE
    If you purchase tickets FROM their website you can avoid the line. Not true with London Pass or any other ticket people had. When we got there the line was 2 hours long and we were allowed immediately in because we bought the tickets directly from their website. Also def sign up for the Verger Tour. They will show you around for seven pounds but its so much more interesting than the audio tour which is BASIC. We were allowed access into areas the general public couldn't go and it was a highlight of the trip. Also no photos inside. They really enforce this so don't try to push it or you will be kicked out.
    Visited December 2019
    Written 22 January 2020
  • Louis R
    Miami, Florida92 contributions
    Gorgeous memorial to Brit heroes
    The building itself is an glorious cathedral built as a testament to faith. The interior is equally dedicated the worship, but also is filled with the graves and memorials to great heroes of Britain. Numerous monarchs, and military heroes are remembered within, but also great poets and scientists as well. I admit to tearing up at the gravesite of Dr Stephan Hawking, right by Isaac Newton, and Paul Dirac. Poet's Corner is also worthwhile if you have any love of letters and literature. The Queen's Jubilee exhibition was worth the extra £5 to get in, and I recommend it, if only for the views from the top of the cathedral. All in all, amazing even though my 11 year old was found it boring, though he perked up for Newton and Shakespeare's memorials.
    Visited December 2019
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 January 2020
  • Anna P
    Vermont, Australia18 contributions
    Astounded and spellbound
    It was much more than we had expected. Amazing place! Online booking was easy, the audio-video guides are included in the price and are the best we’d ever used. The kids enjoyed their activity book and could choose a child version of the guide to keep them interested.
    Visited January 2020
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 January 2020
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Laurel, MD33 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Westminster Abbey highly exceeded our expectations! The inside is so ornate and just full of beautifully carved tombs & memorials. The audio guide was wonderfully in helping us navigate through the different rooms and areas. We paid for the extra admission into the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Gallery and we think it was totally worth it. So many historical artifacts from so long ago - including one of the few remaining copies of the Magna Carta.
Written 25 September 2023
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Marcie G
Utah4 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Overwhelming! I have never seen anything like it. An Abbey that became a cemetery built with bones. There was so much to see, I couldn’t see everything. Stories written on the stones and I didn’t know enough. My husband, not a big British history buff, so he didn’t ask me before what we were going to see that day. You should read up before you go because they push you through pretty fast if you were thinking about contemplating each stone for a story. I bought the book as we were going out and read it when we were back at the hotel. A must see for sure, but you better come prepared.
Written 25 September 2023
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Peter B
Cincinnati, OH322 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
I've been here twice, once on my own and once on a guided tour. I recommend the tour, especially one that lets you enter 30 minutes or so before the crowds. Its quiet and you get photos of the depth of the building without that lady in the bright red coat always slipping into the frame.
Written 24 September 2023
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Michellechampers
England, UK1,619 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
So much history, The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and there are over 3000 people buried at Westminster Abbey, which includes 30 kings and queens of England. It is a place of royal marriages, The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place on Friday, 29 April 2011. I only brought a day ticket and spent several hours inside the abbey, I need to go back to see more! The tomb of king Henry the 7th and his Queen Elizabeth of York is so impressive, you can also see the Tomb of Queen Elizabeth the 1st.
Written 24 September 2023
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Kiana N
Mableton, GA34 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Definitely a must-see on your trip to London! The inside is incredible with so much history, particularly in the Royal Tombs. Crowds were not that bad. Plenty of room to explore. The audio guides were really helpful. It was fun to be there in the lead up to the coronation of King Charles III. They had signs where items were removed for the coronation. Seeing everything on TV a few weeks later was great!
Written 22 September 2023
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Darlene H
Newnan, GA44 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The Abbey was a must-see for our trip. Altho it was fairly crowded we were able to get around easily. So many famous people buried there, but I didn't want to be looking down at the floor for the markers when the view UP is breathtaking!
Written 22 September 2023
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Stephanie D
Atlanta, GA1,298 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
My husband and I spent a lovely afternoon here recently. We took the self-guided tour with audio and we pre-bought the souvenir guide - which we both enjoyed and thought it was well worth the money. The abbey is gorgeous and so full of history and beautiful crypts. Definitely NOT to be missed when you are visiting London.
Written 20 September 2023
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djet17
Sarasota, FL238 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
I’m happy we toured Westminster Abbey but holy crisp it was CROWDED!! I don’t think they cap the number of people. The structure is beautiful and the history impressive, but at times we were so jammed in amongst people that it was hard to appreciate.
Written 18 September 2023
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80237travel
Denver, CO1,599 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
It's Westminster Abbey. Enough said, right?

In reality, this very historic church (not a cathedral!) is more touristy than church. Yes, there are daily religious services including holy communion and choral evensong. At the same time, everything is about money and tourists. Guided tours, extra options, a cafe, the gift shop -- you name it. If you spend too much time lingering about after a religious service the docents or ushers harass you to leave as the church reopens to tourists between religious services.

It's worth visiting once if your schedule allows for attending a FREE religious service. I wouldn't ever consider paying.

Britain has plenty of historic churches and cathedrals with free admission that rival Westminster Abbey in architecture and history, although admittedly lack the royal connection.
Written 18 September 2023
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SweitzFam
Toledo, OH12 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
I guess Westminster now allows the use of cell phones and photography. I feel this is a big mistake. The lines now run slowly and people are so incredibly rude and inconsiderate with the picture taking. Westminster is a place of worship and it is also a burial ground. They need to go back to a no cellphone and no picture taking policy. The experience was so much less exciting with cameras (phones) all over the place and people stopping in middle of nowhere to take yet another shot of something the just snapped a moment before.
Written 17 September 2023
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WESTMINSTER ABBEY: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Westminster Abbey is open:
  • Mon - Tue 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Wed - Wed 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Westminster Abbey admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost S$47.01, while a popular guided tour starts around S$4.46 per person. See all 414 Westminster Abbey tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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