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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Church and Monument
Westminster, London
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    Dan M.
    "Get the audio guide, it’s pretty insightful"(7 Tips)
    J L.
    "See tombs of kings and queens of the UK and learn a bit of history."(10 Tips)
    Gil G.
    "The audio tour is FREE! it's a must to get the most from your visit."(7 Tips)
    Robert A.
    "It's all of British history in one beautiful historic building."(4 Tips)
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  • EArchitectheart icon on user image
    EArchitectJuly 8, 2015
    Arrive by 4:30pm to attend the 5pm daily Evening Song mass. Absolutely superlative experience. The entrance into the abbey is on the west side. Photography is strictly prohibited inside.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Carl G.heart icon on user image
    Carl GriffinDecember 28, 2015
    Burial and coronation place of most English monarchs. Highlights are the coronation chair, poets corner and the lady chapel. A must visit to understands its importance in British history.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Karenheart icon on user image
    KarenMarch 5, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    This Abbey is majestic. You can just feel the history as you stand and walk among the great Kings, Queens, artists, and writers that are resting here.
    Upvoted Feb 25
  • MaryQueenofScots.net
    MaryQueenofScots.netApril 21, 2014
    The magnificent marble tomb of Mary Queen of Scots, erected by her son James I, is located in the south aisle of the Lady Chapel. It features a fine white marble effigy under an elaborate canopy.
  • J L.heart icon on user image
    J LSeptember 29, 2014
    Lovely abbey of historic proportions. See tombs of kings and queens of the UK and learn a bit of history. The self guided tour is terrific. Not photos in the Abbey however.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaJanuary 2, 2015
    It's expensive and the line is long. But it's a must see. It's all of British history in one beautiful historic building. Take an audio tour and walk around. It's pretty amazing.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliMarch 11, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    The hidden gem of the abbey are the cloisters and the gardens accessible from the side entrance of the complex
  • Shamsa A.
    Shamsa AbdulrahmanFebruary 20, 2015
    A beautiful attraction with a very nice cafe at the back. Walk around the church & the backyard to truly enjoy this experience! A must visit ❤️
  • Michael N.heart icon on user image
    Michael NataleAugust 9, 2016
    Definitely worth the price of admission if you are interested in listening to the entire tour. Great historic site.
  • Martin T.
    Martin TiedemannJune 30, 2012
    24 December: The Christmas Eve service is enough to make even the most hardened cynic feel seasonal joy. It has attracted people from all walks of life to see in Christmas Day for nearly 1000 years.
  • Erica P.
    Erica P.December 26, 2012
    One of the most glorious examples of medieval architecture. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 5pm and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, go to see Evensong, the choir of the church.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    Check out Temple Church, just 2 stops by Tube from Westminister. It is one of the holiest and best hidden of Britain’s medieval treasures made popular by “The Da Vinci Code,” Temple EC4Y 7HL.
  • Julia K.heart icon on user image
    Julia KateMay 8, 2016
    Attend a service here whether your religious or not...it is hands down indescribable how beautiful the cathedral is. If you are Aussie or kiwi make sure you go to the Anzac service, it's incredible!
  • Dale E.
    Dale EatonApril 25, 2011
    The ANZAC Day service is held here annually on the 25th of April. There is agreement that this will always be so - even when, as will happen next year, it falls on Easter Sunday!
  • Cenker K.
    Cenker KöseApril 5, 2016
    You can visit the church free of charge; just check the daily worship hours written in front of the main door... And must see!
  • Oliviaheart icon on user image
    OliviaMarch 15, 2015
    Worth the entry fee. Audio guide and map are provided. Lots of statues and tombstones. A must for people interested in churches.
  • Lisa N.heart icon on user image
    Lisa NSeptember 22, 2017
    Have visited many times and always enjoy it. Entry fee is steep but worth it. Make sure you use the Audio Guide.
  • Daniil A.heart icon on user image
    Daniil AndrianovMay 31, 2013
    The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, popularly known as Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in the City of Westminster, London.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 11, 2011
    A medieval masterpiece, Westminster Abbey is filled with history and burials of many famous figures. Don’t forget to walk around the Cloisters and the Chapter House with the old wall paintings.
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneresApril 29, 2011
    This is where my cousin Kate became a Princess! Westminster Abbey is absolutely beautiful. The vaulted ceilings, the stained glass, the painting of Stedman. I might be thinking of Oprah's house.
  • B L.
    B LMarch 28, 2015
    Deep history, audio guides provided. Audio guides also available as a mobile app. No photos inside.
  • Sarah .heart icon on user image
    Sarah 🍪 FinautJuly 13, 2016
    Pricey butternut worth a visit. Audioguide for free. When visiting on Tuesday or Wednesday you can also visit the college gardens.
  • MaryQueenofScots.net
    MaryQueenofScots.netApril 21, 2014
    Mary Queen of Scots tomb was sculpted by William and Cornelius Cure. She wears a close-fitting coif, a laced ruff, and a long mantle fastened by a brooch. At her feet is the Scottish lion crowned.
  • Miguel S.heart icon on user image
    Miguel SerranoJanuary 6, 2017
    Get free access attending to the daily services. If you come early to the evensong, you might get perfect sits next to the choir.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliMarch 21, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Well worth exploring the cloisters and the gardens on the side of the abbey
  • izi.TRAVEL
    izi.TRAVELApril 7, 2014
    For good reasons, Westminster Abbey is one of England’s most prominent national symbols. It offers fascinating stories and some unique architecture. Read more
  • Robert E.heart icon on user image
    Robert EMarch 12, 2018
    Beautiful historic church. Recommend going to the services on Sunday, as then you get in for free
  • Alesha D.
    Alesha DaileyAugust 1, 2013
    Fun observation: if you pay attention to the stairs, you'll notice how worn down they are in the center, the result of almost a 1000 years worth of people walking where you are now.
  • Morgans Hotel Group M.
    Not only did Wills wed here, but so did Grandma, Great Aunt Margaret & Aunt Anne. A majestic Gothic cathedral dating to 1245, it's the monarchy's ceremonial site, hosting all 38 British coronations. Read more
  • Joy
    JoyJuly 17, 2010
    Go at around 3pm and linger until 4pm when the Abbey Choir practices. You can listen to them in the Nave. Self guided audio tour is free and an excellent way to explore the Abbey and learn the history
  • MaryQueenofScots.net
    MaryQueenofScots.netApril 21, 2014
    Next to the tomb of Mary Queen of Scots is the tomb of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox on which is a kneeling figure of her son Lord Darnley. Read more
  • Morgans Hotel Group
    Morgans Hotel GroupApril 2, 2012
    Not only did Wills wed here, but so did Grandma, Great Aunt Margaret & Aunt Anne. A majestic Gothic cathedral dating to 1245, it's the monarchy's ceremonial site, hosting all 38 British coronations
  • Will B.
    Will BelfordSeptember 18, 2013
    Magnificent. So big, you couldn't get enough of it, in 1 hour. It really was a great experience. This is where Diana's funeral was held and where William and Kate got married.
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngenAugust 18, 2016
    The Lady Chapel is particularly gorgeous. Don't forget to scrutinize the graves, tombs and memorials. You have no idea who you could be walking past.
  • Jirka D.heart icon on user image
    Jirka DvořákAugust 26, 2016
    Forget the routes, go to regular service and it will be unforgettable experience. Services are free and everybody is welcome.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisAugust 15, 2014
    My favorite "tourist" thing to see in London. Pay to go inside. Free Audio tour is very good.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaOctober 1, 2011
    stay for evensong 5 p.m. weekdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays. Go to West Gate to queue 30 min prior and get a chance to sit with the choir. truly a great experience.
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusJune 18, 2016
    As a Londoner I found the £20 ticket steep! Nice enough with lots of history but I still prefer St Paul's
  • Vladimir P.
    Vladimir PavlichenkoJanuary 25, 2014
    For the best view and photo shoot better go opposite main entrance on 40m. You can catch all monuments and Big Ben.
  • People
    PeopleMarch 23, 2011
    This 7th-century London landmark has been the venue of choice for bejeweled coronations—and, of course, weddings for the Queen Mum, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Andrew—and now, William and Kate!
  • Matteo P.heart icon on user image
    Matteo PenzoAugust 24, 2023
    Book online in advance on Tiqets.com for a discount. Account for at least two hours for a proper visit.
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    This ornate Gothic church is where the coronation of British monarchs happen. Aside from guided tours, audio guides are available in 8 languages. Opens at 9:30am. No tourist visits on Sundays.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilsonAugust 22, 2011
    We had to go twice because it closes early- 330 PM for last entry. Many people dejected by being turned away. Plan ahead and get there early. It is wondrous to see!
  • Yu T.heart icon on user image
    Yu TamuraAugust 7, 2019
    I recommend buying tickets online before your visit. You can save your time. You have to wait so long for buying tickets on site.
  • Nassos C.heart icon on user image
    Nassos ConquesoOctober 27, 2016
    All right! Westminster Abbey! Hands down, best Abbey I've ever seen. Hey!
  • Oliver U.heart icon on user image
    Oliver U.August 29, 2013
    Take the included audio guide. It offers you a lot of amazing news and stories about Abby and her monuments.
  • roslyn-nicole f.
    roslyn-nicole fordApril 7, 2014
    everyone should go to mass here at least once during their trip even if they aren't religious. and for a tour. No photography inside though
  • Caroline H.heart icon on user image
    Caroline HongApril 19, 2017
    Even though we went there early , the queue was ridiculously long!
  • Elizabeth L.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth LeeNovember 21, 2014
    Closes real early at 6pm. Near Big Ben, so u can drop by both at the same time.
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonApril 4, 2012
    In the South Transept of Westminster Abbey sits Poets' Corner, where England's most illustrious men of the pen Geoffrey Chaucer and Charles Dickens are buried. Kristin Knox, The Clothes Whisperer
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