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Westminster Abbey

20 Dean's Yard | Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA, England
+44 20 7222 5152
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Westminster Abbey was initially built by Henry III in 1245 and it is one of the most important Gothic buildings of England. At first home of Benedictine monks, the coronation church since 1066 and the final resting place of 17 monarchs. It contains a treasury full of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles, various other artifacts and books plus the most significant collection of monumental sculptures of the UK..
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20 Dean's Yard | Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA, England
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Certainly is an impressive big church, but you'll really have a hard time visiting it without paying for it and even yet taking pics is a tough task, wardens watch and impede you by the counter. Heard an organ recital inside and it was hard...More

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Westminster Abbey is a must visit place in London. It has beautiful architecture and it has lots of history. A lot of royalty and dignitaries and celebrities are buried at the abbey - 4,400 to be exact.

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Have been here twice, and I know I will be back again. There is so much history here, that you find a new detail on every visit. I used the audio tour, but at my own pace, so I could explore other things not mentioned...More

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Is it a museum or a church? If you go on a day of worship, barring a limited number of people being allowed in, you can actually go inside the place (for free) AND listen to the sermon. But it is not exactly proper to...More

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Quite amazing architecture considering the age of the work and the tools the craftsmen used. We visited on a quite beautiful day. Admission price is very very steep in my opinion at £22. Granted the architecture is serene however not allowing pictures is in my...More

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We finally made a visit inside Westminster Abbey a priority on this visit to London and were so amazed at the history and beauty of everything! If you’re visiting London this is a definite must see activity for young and old. No photography is allowed...More

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I had no idea of what a visual experience it would be. There are a insane amount of monuments inside the abbey that were placed to mark the burial sight of the important people that were buried Inside this church! The high ceilings of Gothic...More

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Beautiful and elaborate ornaments and sculptures throughout the church. Tombs of many kings and queens can be found in there, along with the tombs of some historical personalities such as Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton. Many knowledgeable guides/employees inside to answer any questions you...More

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After 3 weeks in Europe I felt like if I never see another old church or cathedral again it will be too soon. But this is the exception. After reading a lot of British history, it is so amazing to be standing next to where...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Much like the Tower, Westminster Abbey cannot be absorbed in a single visit. And the history itself is fascinating. The Kings and Queens buried there, the Coronation Chair, the extraordinary beauty of the fan vault ceiling, well one can be completely mesmerized as your tour...More

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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Heidi_Graham
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Visitor899 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely good for breakfast but not sure about prices being reasonable. Abbey opens at 9:30 and it takes at least a good two hours to visit properly if not more depending on the crowed size. So the earliest you get to have... More
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Carlalim
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Westminster-Abbey | Property representative |
Hi Most of the Abbey is accessible on a Wednesday Lates visit, with the exception of the Quire, Lantern and High Altar (due to a service of Evening Prayer which takes place during visiting). Multimedia guides are also not... More
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