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Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey Entrance Ticket Including Audio Guide
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Westminster Abbey Entrance Ticket Including Audio Guide
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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...more
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20 Dean's Yard | Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA, England
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Visited this place in December 2018. Very nice architecture and good to take pictures with. Time and money would not be wasted here, audio guides provide very good commentary of the various artefacts within the abbey. Audio guide was very informative and fully explained the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sands4294
Reviewed today

A lot of history and very beautiful. Inside lighting is not good so be sure to visit during daylight hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dbwaters1
Reviewed today

We visited on a Saturday morning. Westminster is 1 stop on the underground from Green Park Station. A long line if you need tickets...but we had ours in advance so we went right in!! The audio tour is good and I would recommend it. Of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MityC
Reviewed today via mobile

I love going to the 5pm service to hear the choir and the bells. Such a beautiful space. Make sure to arrive early to get a seat in the main chapel!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sarahspillsthetea
Reviewed yesterday

Was here in early December so there was only about a ten to fifteen minute wait in line. It was well worth it. So much history here it was hard to take in all at once so I am glad that I purchased the small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Clemente71
Reviewed 2 days ago

We participated in an Evensong service, which brought the building to life. This is, after all, what the Abbey and Cathedral were built for and what people have been doing in them for the past 1000 years. That sense of history, and the beautiful sound...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank john s
Reviewed 2 days ago

For a little extra fee you can see never before seen treasures in the upstairs of the Abbey. Very worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was amazing to see such history within a building. Beautiful architecture and a buzz all around it. The news were there and is just very pretty to look at (even in the rain) loved Westminster.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LynnB72
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an amazing building full of incredible statues and artwork. The architecture of the building is wonderful. Plan on staying for the duration of services as they do not allow you to leave until services are completed.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank nottinghamm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing visit to learn about the royal members and also to see important individuals like famous scientist-Isaac Newton, poets -Lord Byron, writers-Charles Dickens being remembered. The architecture of the Abbey is beautiful and the trip is educational as you learn about bits and pieces...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Westminster
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
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the3mboys
November 29, 2018|
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Response from Westminster-Abbey | Property representative |
We offer timed entry tickets to the Abbey bookable via our own website. All such tickets are guaranteed fast track entry (following a security check) and you can also book tickets to our Galleries via our website. Please... More
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ChristinaM894
October 23, 2018|
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Response from Westminster-Abbey | Property representative |
Hi If you have a pre-booked Abbey entry ticket (booked via our website) for the 0930-1130 entry slot and you plan to arrive at 0900 then you should be able to get into the Abbey very soon after we open and well before 1000... More
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Snickers58
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Westminster-Abbey | Property representative |
Hi You do not need to pre-book entrance with a London Pass - simply check our opening times and arrive before closing (during busy periods it's best to arrive at least 45 minutes before our published closure time). Your... More
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Travel Forum Posts
trvlstar
Boston, Massachusetts
help with itenirary (8 Replies)
okay people, less than 1 week! yay! we made a list (husband and I) of all things we want to do. but I need help organizing it. We only have a short time. Also--the list is a bit silly--we're aware. :) Arrive Sunday 1/13, 10:15 a.m. Monday 1/14 free until 7 p.m. Tuesday 1/15 free after 9 p.m. (is anything open?) Wednesday 1/16 depart LHR at 1 p.m. "The List" Tower of London British Museum Buckingham Palace/Palace guards Double Decker Bus Have tea Big Ben London Bridge ...More
January 07, 2008|
Response fromjdbri|
You probably mean Tower Bridge, next to the Tower of London. London Bridge much of an attraction.
gil100
Lawrence, Kansas
Trip plan (16 Replies)
We are a family (kids 12, 15) we will be in London in early July. Is the following plan reasonable? are there any guided tours that are worth taking? 1. Wed - Guard change, Westminster Abbey, tower bridge, tower of London. Maybe Sky Garden 2. Thu. - British museum till lunch, then take the train to the Harrie Potter studio (reservation to 2pm) 3. Fri - Visit Wembley stadium, Kensington Palace and garden 7pm Wicked 4. Sat. Portabello market/road then Borough market or maybe Camden market?...More
June 01, 2018|
Response fromDavid J|
I would take a City Cruise boat along the river from Westminster Bridge to the Tower. Good commentary and great views as you travel along. Kensington Palace is not very exciting . Portobello Road is excellent for antiques and collectibles. Covent Garden has a mix of high end shops, craft style market and a general market too. Borough market is a food market. I would choose two out of those three.
Ocean_Girl
California
Hotel Areas? (7 Replies)
Can someone please help me figure out a good area of London to stay in? I've been reading books and checking maps and it seems like the things we'd like to visit are all over town... Just going to be there for 3 days, so doing the typical touristy stuff really. Tower, British Museum, Westminster Abbey, etc. I've stayed in Hyde Park Corner before, but I'm wondering if there is a better location so we wont waste any of our precious time (since we really don't have much of it in the first...More
May 24, 2010|
Response fromTravellerPlus|
Rather than suggest an area, please let us know a bit more about your visit. Will you fly to and from Heathrow or another London airport? If you're not arriving or departing by air then which rail station will you use? Are you travelling with one friend or family member or more than one? And ... have you a budget in mind?