Tickets to Westminster Abbey.
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- Entrance to Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions and welcomes more than 1,000,000 visitors each year.
Westminster Abbey is where HRH Prince William and HRH Princess of Wales, Catherine got married and has been the coronation church since 1066. Its also the final resting place of 30 monarchs.
The church we see today was started by Henry III in 1245 and it’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.
Westminster Abbey still offers regular church services which are free of charge to attend. You are allowed to get married at Westminster Abbey if one of the following applies to you: i) you are part of the Royal family; ii) a member of the Order of Bath (or children of someone in the Order); iii) live within the Abbey’s precincts!
The library and muniment room are home to an extensive and historic collection of books, manuscripts, archival material, photographs and more.
Its full name is the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster. Westminster Abbey is one of the few churches that doesn’t report to the Church of England hierarchy, but instead was designated with a special ‘Royal Peculiar’ and that means the Abbey reports directly to the Sovereign instead.
Why not upgrade to one of our great combination tickets. For Westminster Abbey we offer:
- Westminster Abbey + St Paul’s Cathedral. Click HERE for ticket details
- Westminster Abbey + Houses of Parliament (Guided Tour). Click HERE for ticket details.
Westminster Abbey Fun Facts
- 39 coronations have taken place at Westminster Abbey
- Westminster Abbey has had 17 royal weddings take place there!
- 17 British monarchs have been buried or commemorated at Westminster Abbey as well as other notable people including Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens.
- They used sandbags to protect the Abbey during WWII
- Westminster Abbey is located near the Houses of Parliament and the Thames River.
- Westminster Abbey isn’t actually an Abbey!
- Westminster Abbey is home to one of the oldest ‘doors’ in Britain!
- Westminster Abbey was originally built on an island on the Thames called Thorney Island!
- There are many memorial stones at Westminster Abbey remembering some of those that have made a difference to the world including the likes of Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, Jane Austen, The Bronte Sisters & Martin Luther King Jr, amongst many others.
Useful Information About Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey Address: 20 Deans Yd, London, SW1P 3PA
How to get to Westminster Abbey
Via Bus: Bus Routes 11, 24, 88, 148, 211 stop directly in front of Westminster Abbey. Routes 3, 12, 53, 53X, 87, 109, 159 and 453 all stop near Westminster Abbey.
Via Train: Closest Stations are Victoria Station and Waterloo Station and both around a 15-minute walk.
Via Tube/Underground: St. James Park and Westminster are the closest tube stations and both around a 5-minute walk.
Westminster Abbey Opening Hours
Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00
Monday – Friday: 09:30 – 15:30
Frequently Asked Questions About Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is one of the iconic landmarks in London, known for its incredible architecture and status as a royal church having been the site of numerous royal weddings, coronations, and burials, Westminster Abbey also welcomes over 1,000,000 visitors each year that pay to look around it.
What’s the history of Westminster Abbey?
Westminster Abbey dates back over 1,000 years having been originally built in the 11th century as a Benedictine monastery. It was later transformed into a royal church by King Edward the Confessor.
Who is buried at Westminster Abbey?
Westminster Abbey is the final resting place of many people from over its history, including kings and queens, poets, scientists, and politicians. There are over 3000 people, a mixture of those that have been buried and those that have memorial stones there. Some of the most notable include Queen Elizabeth I, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Robert Lowe, Noel Coward, William Blake, Janani Luwum, Martin Luther Kind Jr (not buried but has a memorial stone) and Robert Burns. A full list can be found on the Westminster Abbey website. Here is a link directly to the page.
Can you attend a service at Westminster Abbey?
Yes, you can! Westminster Abbey is still an active church and holds daily services which are open to the public. Visitors are also welcome to attend the famous choral evensong services, which are held most days of the week. We find it quite a special experience to attend one of the services.
How much does it cost to visit Westminster Abbey?
Adult tickets to Westminster Abbey cost from £27.
Children’s tickets (aged 6-17 years) cost from £12.
Senior Plus (65 years +) cost from £24.
Students also cost from £24.
Children 5 years and under are free of charge.
How long does a visit to Westminster Abbey take?
A typically visit to Westminster Abbey would normally take around 2 hours however you could easily spend a lot longer exploring all of the church’s nooks and crannies.
What is the architecture of Westminster Abbey like?
Westminster Abbey is known for its amazing Gothic architecture from the 12th century with its soaring vaulted ceilings, it’s pointed arches, its intricate stained-glass windows, ornate carvings and sculptures.
Can you take photographs inside Westminster Abbey?
Yes, you are allowed to take pictures inside Westminster Abbey however you aren’t allowed flash photography or tripods. Visitors are also asked to respect the solemnity of the church and refrain from taking photos during services.
What is the best time to visit Westminster Abbey?
We think the best time to visit Westminster Abbey is either early morning or late afternoon as the crowds are generally smaller then. It can also a good idea to visit on a weekday rather than the weekend.
Are guided tours available at Westminster Abbey?
Yes, guided tours of Westminster Abbey are available! Just click HERE to see our Westminster Guided Tour Options.