Ever since William the Conqueror's coronation here in 1066, Westminster Abbey has remained one of England's most important religious and ceremonial sites. Every English and British monarch after William also received his or her crown here. More than 600 monuments and memorials in the abbey honor famous Britons. The current building is over 700 years old. Note the many intricate details, including stained-glass windows, tapestries, monumental sculptures, and flying buttresses. Spend extra time in Poets' Corner, where poets and writers such as Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens are buried. After you finish walking around the abbey, head down to its museum. The oldest part of the complex, it contains many royal and religious artifacts and displays wax effigies of past monarchs. You can use a complimentary audio guide you or hire a verger (a layperson providing services to the church) as a guide for a small extra fee, an option which can provide rich context to your visit. For travelers who use our international travel planner, London holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Westminster Abbey and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours to Westminster Abbey
The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 20 to 120 minutes
Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $131
Duration: 9 hours
Westminster Abbey Reviews
un bell'esempio di gotico inglese. Molto estesa con moltissimi interventi che si sono succeduti nei secoli. Vale la pena di visitarla anche se il biglietto è caro. more »a fine example of English Gothic. Very extensive with many interventions that have succeeded over the centuries. It is worth visiting even if the ticket is expensive.
A wonderful historical experience. The Abbey is is steeped in historical events and one of the notable religious attractions in London. I purchased my entry ticket on line at the earliest entry time t... more »
Lovely place. So full of history and lovely architecture. Interesting and moving to see the tombs and memorial stones for many of histories greats. Speaking tour headsets available to use at no extra cost. Children and adult selections available as well as in a variety of languages
A beautiful historic cathedral with statues and gargoyles in every nook and cranny. Many tombs of kings and queens as well as other important people in the history of Great Britain. A must visit when in London. Plan on 1 to 2 hours to properly see everything. Also, if possible take in an organ concert on Sunday’s at 5:45 PM. The concerts are free.
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