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Westminster Cathedral

42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
+44 20 7798 9055
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Admission to the Cathedral is free but donations are gratefully received Tower Lift - £6 adult; £3 concession; £14 family ticket (2 adult and 2 children) If you enter the Cathedral at a quiet moment in the day, don’t imagine that it is always like this. Westminster Cathedral must be one of the busiest churches in the United Kingdom. Located in the heart of London, it is the mother-church of England & Wales. People are drawn to this great edifice from all over London, all over the country and the world. If you are trying to imagine ‘what goes on’ here, consider that there are seven masses each day, many great services of worship on special occasions and unique gatherings of every description which fill the Cathedral to the doors. Westminster Cathedral Choir, justly renowned for consistent excellence, sings at the Solemn Mass each evening - with few exceptions. Even when no public ceremony is taking place, the private prayer of individual believers is a work of faith, continuously in progress. The Cathedral is a sacred space at the heart of a great city, dedicated to the worship of God.
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42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
+44 20 7798 9055
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Today we visited Westminster cathedral as we often do when in London. However it is the first time we have travelled to the top of the bell tower - what a gem! Breathtaking views of London! A wonderful experience.

Thank fiona370
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice cathedral,but not one the most beautiful I've ever seen.I visited it mostly for its bell tower that offers nice 360 degrees views of the area.You have to pay a £6.00 fee(pretty much,I think...) to access the bell tower.At least they have an elevator......More

Thank zuv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real gem of a place. RC cathedral, slightly tucked away and hidden by the commercial properties which are all around and still in development too. However, still a lovely place to visit for some peace, some interesting interiors and the view from the bell...More

Thank D_Scene
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very very impressive, elegant building near Victoria station. Built in neo-Bysantine style and mostly of brick. Decorated with beautiful mosaics. Has a lovely boys choir. If you are not a religious person, the cathedral is still worth a visit for enjoyng the beauty and...More

Thank Buba J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the glowing golden mosaics in several of the side chapels, this is very definitely a place of worship and not showy at all. Visiting late in the afternoon of a dull November day, it was so dark that the ceiling couldn't be seen at...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most important Catholic Churches in England, a large brick building, built at the beginning of the 20th century, with wonderful mosaics. It is the seat of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Thank DP1066
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointed no narrow stairs to walk up , but then a lift makes it more easy for all to visit . Cloudy and grey day when we visited but the views from the top of the tower were still really good . Rest of the...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Westminster Cathedral is a truly lovely building built in the Byzantine style. It's made up of more than twelve million terracotta small bricks. The exterior is a breath of fresh air and its vivacity beckons one inside. The interior of the cathedral is only half...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...then explored the cathedral and all its chapels. What a wonderful church! I felt as if I were in an Eastern Orthodox building with gorgeous mosaics everywhere! This is very near Buckingham Palace and would make a terrific counterpoint to visiting the Abbey (or avoid...More

Thank mcconnellboys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful building from the outside, but the inside was dark and the lighting was really bad. Had great difficulty in reading most of the inscriptions and notices. I did enquire about guided tours, but drew a blank. The café looked really tired, which...More

Thank Jinx S
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
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24 December 2016|
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Response from Sarah D | Property representative |
Hi there. Midnight Mass actually starts a little earlier than the title of the Service suggests. The time may vary but usually about 10:30am for Carols. Although the doors close to allow for preparations to take place the... More
25 March 2016|
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Response from firuzakhan | Reviewed this property |
Maybe an hour & a half. If you see the Chapels in the interior in detail then maube 2 hours.
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25 March 2016|
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Response from Aquinasmagister | Reviewed this property |
Hi just treat this like going to any Sunday mass.The cathedral is open to all and it's important you should feel at home. If you're unsure what to do sit behind others and do what the Majority of people do (stand when they... More