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Westminster Abbey

Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
44 20 7222 5152
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Ranked #41 of 1,041 attractions in London
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

To see the place where so many great minds and historical people lay was an awestruck experience. It was great to pay respects to those who have changed the course of our history, from Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Henry VII, Elizabeth I and Mary I and Edward the Confessor. The tours are a great way to see the Abbey... More

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Marl, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Incredible. A must see for London. We went on a Sunday, and happened to be there forty minutes before a service. We waited, and ended up being seated in the front for a beautiful service. This was free, and well worth the wait! My favorite memory from London.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Well, tourist attractions don't come much more iconic than Westminster Abbey - as the queue snaking round the corner demonstrated. Nevertheless we were inside within 25 minutes so not too bad - & well worth the wait & price of admission. The Abbey dates back over a thousand years & is an architectural triumph which you can't fail to be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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75 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Loved it... walk around the feel the energy, this place is should be on your list of places to see while in London

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Kigali, Rwanda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We didn't actually take the tour/pay admission, but just attended evensong one day. The building was lovely and it was a great experience to worship God in a different way than I am used to. We especially loved the choir. It was also fun to be in the area, see the houses of parliament while eating crepes from a crepe... More

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Pasadena, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Steeped in history and a traditional must-see site for any traveler going to London, expectations are high for visitors. This is reflected in the price of admission, which was 18 L per adult, or 36 L for family of two adults and one child. Many other attractions in London have free admission. Self administered audio guides are provided for a... More

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Although quite expensive you will be informed about some of our most important characters both with royal blood and people of note including Keats and Churchill. Our rich heritage lends itself to some great stories spoken by Jeremy Ions. The audio guides actually work very well and give some great information. The only downside was I wasn't allowed to take... More

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Porto, Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful abbey, well situated if you want to see Big Ben and London Eye. I recommend his visit.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I arrived around mid-day on a Friday and while there were tourists everywhere we only waited a few minutes in line. We opted to use the audio guides included in the ticket price - you receive a map with the audio guide that shows you what numbers to enter for each area. We probably spent a little... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I took my grandmother to visit and was a well worthwhile visit. We arrived at 11 and had about a 20 minute queue outside; glad we had good weather that day. The audio guide and map provided is excellent, very informative and easy to use. Inside the nave is very impressive and the audio tour is easy to follow. Plenty... More

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