Westminster Abbey, London

Price Range

8 - 20.00

Reviews

4.6

Overview

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

  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 03:30 pm
  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 03:30 pm

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.

 

How to Reach

  • By Flight : If you are travelling to this place, you can take a flight from any country and come to London airport. From here, you can take a private taxi which is just 14 minutes’ drive to reach the Abbey church. Another option is taking a train from Heathrow airport to Westminster Station, which takes around 55 minutes.
  • By Train : Westminster underground station is the nearest station to reach Westminster Abbey. Many trains run on different lines.
  • By Bus : You can take the popular hop-on, hop-off sightseeing buses & river services are one of the best. This way you will be able to view each and every corner of the city.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Entry Fees : Adult- 20 Euro per person, Children- 8 Euro per child.

Tourist attraction: - 

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.

Address

Westminster Abbey, Deans Yd, London, UK

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Ralfs Karro
Ralfs Karro
08/28/2020 17:24
We didn't get in. Since visiting times are only, 3-4 times a week. But it sure as hell is magnificent to walk by as well.
Bryan Hulbert
Bryan Hulbert
08/29/2020 10:17
Amazingly beautiful ancient medieval cathedral located in the heart of London near all the best attractions. You won't want to miss this stop on your trip. Many Monarchs are buried inside. Don't leave without seeing Mary Tudor (bloody Mary), and her sister Elizabeth I. Wonderful experience and a must see feat of ancient architecture. Very well preserved.
Jamie K
Jamie K
08/31/2020 23:45
It was great when we visited last year. Amazing building and peaceful. The building inside some place you can not take a picture, but some parts they do open for takeing pictures.
Water Melon
Water Melon
08/26/2020 02:36
Don't go in at night time, very spooky if you ask me but definitely go when there is still sunshine 🌞
Matt Lesser
Matt Lesser
08/19/2020 01:03
One of the most iconic Abbey's in Europe is a must see. I nearly had to go to hospital due to whiplash experience upon entering the Lady Chapel whose ceiling is a stunning work of carved stone structural art. Recommend taking a small mirror to prevent severe neck crane strain. Plan to spend plenty of time roaming the abbey as there is much history to take in.

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FAQs

This gothic style architecture looks beautiful during the sunset with the dark clouds surrounded. It takes around 1-2 hours to look through the entire building.
Apart from the mentioned above, you can also take a tour to 10 Downing Street, Jewel Tower, Dean’s Yard, Tower of London, River Cruise, London Dungeon, and Churchill War Rooms.
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