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Westminster Abbey is a large renowned gothic architectural masterpiece in the city of Westminster, London, England. It is known to be England’s magnificent and world’s famous building founded as a Benedictine monastery and known to be England’s main religious building.
It was formally named as the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster. The Abbey church is covered with statues, tablets and is packed with inscriptions showing knights, writers, queens, kings, musicians, scientists, artists. The church is known to be the tomb of unknown soldiers with many famous people and writers buried in the Church and Cloisters.
Apart from this, some other occasions also take place here including funerals and weddings. Westminster Abbey offers worship every day and many other services are held at this church.
Why it is famous?
This Abbey gothic style architecture is known to be one of the most remarkable religious buildings and people stroll through Liddell’s Arch for a peaceful retreat away from the city chaos. This church was a resting place for many monks. It is a traditional place of the burial site and coronation.
Westminster Abbey is at the heart of many small districts that has London’s well-known attractions like Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace. You can walk around and look at the stained glass, paintings, textiles, books, pavements, and other artifacts. The Abbey has a significant collection of monumental sculptures.
The beautiful chapel is in the perpendicular Gothic style which is a must-see and is famed intensely and exquisitely with fan vaulting. This church has been famously serving as a site for organizing royal weddings of the Prince and Princess.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
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Other attractions- There are a lot of other sites to see when you are in London. Abbey is in the centre of small districts from where you can take a walk along the road and visit and stop at many places like Big Ben, Buckingham, London Eye to have a peaceful and calm evening away from hustle and bustle of the city population.
Gallery- Another place not to miss is the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries. This gallery was opened in June 2018 and is located in the Abbey's Triforium. You will get to experience and explore history in this unique place, that is over 1,000 years old.
Abbey Church- You will notice that on one side of the Abbey church in Parliament Square and the other is the Westminster Palace also known as the Houses of Parliament. You can tour and attend debates in the chamber.
Saint Margaret’s Church- This church is impressive and beautiful in its way and is commonly called the parish church of the House of Commons. It stands between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament
Horse Guards- Near the Cabinet office you will find Horse Guards, with two customed soldiers on horseback which is a picture-perfect opportunity.