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Westminster Abbey made headlines back in 2011 when Will and Kate tied the knot inside this iconic Gothic church, which boasts a history that dates bac...

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Feel the towering might of Westminster Abbey's Gothic walls and bathe in the light of its stained glass windows. Your self-guided visit lets...

Duration
1 hour
Available in: English
$ 27
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Get the most out of your London trip with the super convenient London Pass. The London Pass is a all-in-one sightseer credits package which ...

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1 week, 3 days
Available in: English
$ 98
Walking tours

Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, and for 1000 years has been the site of royal coronations. It has welcomed Kings, Qu...

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2 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
$ 83
Museums

You can’t visit London without visiting Westminster! You’ll see all the best sights on this guided tour and learn about how each building is...

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3 hours
Available in: English
$ 45
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A cosmopolitan city at the crossroads of history, London has much to offer to Travelers Both seasoned and first-time visitors. But seeing th...

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$ 115
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Your day begins in Westminster Abbey, where you’ll take advantage of pre-reserved tickets to visit England’s most hallowed church, before mo...

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8 hours
Available in: English
$ 152
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Your tour begins on the South Bank at one of the most impressive viewpoints of the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben. Here, You'll hear abou...

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1 hour
Available in: English
$ 19

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The inside story

Westminster Abbey made headlines back in 2011 when Will and Kate tied the knot inside this iconic Gothic church, which boasts a history that dates back to more than 1000 years. Westminster Abbey has undergone many changes and restorations over the centuries, and is without question one of London's must-see sights. You can easily spend a couple of hours inside this mesmerizing time capsule of British history.

The church's majestic high alter was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and is complete with a Last Supper mosaic by Antonio Salviati. See the high-backed timber coronation chair commissioned by King Edward in 1296 that has been used by every British monarch (except one) since the 14th century.

Literature buffs will want to wander around the Poet's Corner which pays tribute to the literary greats buried or commemorated there. Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, Robert Browning and Charles Dickens are among the scribes who call the Poet's Corner their final resting place.

Pay your respects to several British monarchs including Queen Elizabeth I and her sister, known as Bloody Mary, as well as to the unknown warrior who passed away during World War I. Take care not to miss the breathtaking octagon shaped Chapter House, a Medieval structure where the Abbey's original Benedictine monks gathered for prayer. Admire the lavish paintings, sculptures and stained glass windows.

Open Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 3.15pm.

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Westminster Abbey 20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA, London
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