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Address: Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7222 5152
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9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
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
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Westminster Abbey was initially built by Henry III in 1245 and it is one of...

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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The Evensong was an Event!

Showed up a little before 5. It's a service, so you can 't do the tourist thing, see where all the bodies are buried (for a fee!). But the singing and the sermon were both... read more

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Showed up a little before 5. It's a service, so you can 't do the tourist thing, see where all the bodies are buried (for a fee!). But the singing and the sermon were both beautiful in an architectural experience that blew us away

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

...what a great place to see surrounded by history over a 1000 years, i have been twice and will certainly go again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very interesting place if you like extensive tombs. Somewhat expensive and that continues into the Cafe. Still you only need to visit once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for service and then back for a tour with much time to wander. Doing family history searching and staff/volunteers were incredibly helpful. Was an amazing opportunity

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Westminster Abbey is an old historical church. It is beautiful. The entrance costs £20. Read about its history before you go and you will appreciate it more. Stunning Gothic architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are a couple in our mid-60s and have been to Westminster Abbey several times but the last time here prior to this was perhaps 15+ years ago. With the advent of audio guides this most recent trip was far more informative than other visits. It's as if our previous visits did not count. There is such an incredible amount... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Westminter a couple of time. I was with my whole family and found the price extremelly high to visit this historic temple of God with kids. Consequently, we decided only to pray. When we got in the small section reserved for the prayers, we were followed by a security guard. He told us to seat in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Within the busy Westminster area the Abbey could almost slip to the bottom of your list when faced with the splendour of the Houses of Parliament, Elizabeth Tower, Big Ben and the crossing of Westminster Bridge to the Eye; its comparatively simpler exterior belies the fact that Westminster Abbey encapsulates something or someone that made London as it is today......... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An extremely touristy place with swarming crowds. Historical and of great importance in British history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I heard you need a whole day here, and it was so worth going to and unbelievable, what a collection of priceless art and items!!! make sure you check times we didn't get in. Ralph and dolsie

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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 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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