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Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey is located in London just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. The Abbey is a living church where worship still takes place today and it is also the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English monarchs. St Edward the confessor’s shrine is at the heart of the Abbey Church and is surrounded by the tombs and memorials of many great men and women from British History.

More than a 1000 years worth of treasures such as paintings, stained glass and textiles are on view to the public within the stunning Gothic architecture of this church.

For an additional price there are verger-led tours, guided tours and audio guides available in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.

Within the Abbey precincts, visitors can also go to St Margaret’s Church, the Great and Little Cloisters, the Chapter house and museum and on certain days to the College Garden.

For many years Westminster Abbey was the main burial site for royalty although now the royal family burial site is Windsor Castle.

There is plenty of information for visitors and there are various kinds of tours available from the personal audio tours available free with all tickets to guided tours for large groups of visitors.

There are places to purchase drinks and snacks although they cannot be consumed inside the buildings.

Opening Times

Open from Monday – Saturday throughout the year from 9.30 – 4.45pm

On Sundays and religious holidays the Abbey is open for worship only.

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Ticket Prices

Adults - £10.00
Under 16s - £7.00
Students - £7.00
OAPs - £7.00
Family - £24.00

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Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 020 7222 5152

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Location Map

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The Chapter Office
20 Dean's Yard
Westminster Abbey

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