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Address: Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7222 5152
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Mon - Tue 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking
Description: Westminster Abbey was initially built by Henry III in 1245 and it is one...
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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We were in London on a Sunday so we decided to attend the Evensong. It was a beautiful experience. I wish I had time to take the tour during the week, but I just couldn't fit it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Bayonne, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were in London on a Sunday so we decided to attend the Evensong. It was a beautiful experience. I wish I had time to take the tour during the week, but I just couldn't fit it in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A little pricey, but so much history in the Abbey and you can stay pretty much as long as it is open. It takes a while to see it all, so taking the tour would be the best choice. Downside - the bathrooms are small and not very nice - use elsewhere before getting there.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, definately a must see! We attended Evensong, which began at 17.00. I would encourage everyone to do this...it's free, but also the choir is wornderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Westminster Abbey is a MUST see for all families. My husband downloaded the tour guide on our smartphones & we were able to complete a very in depth tour on our own. Be advised it closes at 3:30 & is NOT open on Sundays!

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Do the tour with the audio guide. Come early in the day and not on a weekend to minimize the crowd size.

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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Christ banished traders from the church, and now in 21st century we have people charging outrageous sum of money to enter in the house of the Lord. When I visit a church I usually make a donation because I understand that they have upkeep to pay, but I won't give a penny to those scoundrels.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I think the crowds take away from this place. So many people jam into areas and hard to move around. Might go back for a service or on a tour and see what I think. It's a must see just be ready for crowds in the summer

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This church was absolutely amazing. I got in free with the london pass but I would have gladly paid the price if I didn't. Too bad we couldn't take pictures. This is a must see when coming to London. I enjoyed saying a prayer and lighting a candle. All the history in this church made me feel so lucky to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Attending evening song an benediction was memorable and enchanting. It brought the books and movies to life for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The medieval architecture is very impressive. There are many famous people interred in the floor and in crypts. The only negative is that you can't take photos. It is understandable due to large crowds and everyone trying to take photos of themselves.

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Additional Information about Westminster Abbey

Address: Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7222 5152
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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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 highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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