Westminster Abbey

History & Heritage / Cathedrals & Churches

  • info@westminster-abbey.org
  • London, Greater London, SW1P 3PA
  • 020 7222 5152

Iconic Gothic abbey, centuries of history, coronations, royal weddings, burials of famous figures, stunning architecture, intricate detail.

Indoors Attraction

Family Friendly Attraction

Accessible in some areas

Dogs Not allowed

Opening Times

General Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 3.30pm

Saturday: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Sunday: Open for services

Open most days, but as this is a working church, some areas may need to close.


Adult : £20.00

Concessions (60+, students with valid ID) : £17.00

Family (2 adults and 1 child) : £40.00

Family (2 adults and 2 children) : £45.00

Additional Information

Entry for all the above includes a free audio-guide. Group tickets available.


Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey

More Information

Nestled in the heart of London lies an architectural marvel that transcends time – Westminster Abbey. Steeped in history and revered for its stunning Gothic architecture, this iconic landmark invites visitors to embark on a journey through the annals of British history.

  • A Tapestry of History:  As you step through the abbey's hallowed halls, you are transported through centuries of royal ceremonies, political intrigue, and cultural milestones. From coronations and royal weddings to the final resting places of monarchs and literary giants, every corner of Westminster Abbey tells a story.

  • Architectural Splendor: The abbey's soaring spires, intricate carvings, and majestic stained glass windows are a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of generations past. Whether admiring the intricate fan vaulting of the nave or marveling at the ornate detail of the Lady Chapel, the abbey's architectural splendor is truly awe-inspiring.


Don't miss the chance to explore the Poets' Corner, where the likes of William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Charles Dickens are commemorated. Marvel at the Coronation Chair in the Lady Chapel, a symbol of royal power and tradition. And be sure to visit the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made in times of war.

Plan Your Visit

Westminster Abbey is open to visitors throughout the year, with guided tours available for those eager to delve deeper into its rich history. Advance booking is recommended, especially during peak tourist seasons, to ensure you have ample time to explore this magnificent monument to British heritage.

A visit to Westminster Abbey is more than just a sightseeing excursion – it's a pilgrimage through the annals of history, a journey that offers insight into the cultural, political, and spiritual fabric of Britain. So, step inside this architectural masterpiece and discover the stories that have shaped the nation for centuries.


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