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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
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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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Amazing architecture and a day well spent, though all you need is 2-3 hours. Recommend buying tickets in advance to skip the lineups during the busy tourist season. Fun activity... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing architecture and a day well spent, though all you need is 2-3 hours. Recommend buying tickets in advance to skip the lineups during the busy tourist season. Fun activity for the kids inside. Recommend a visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not to miss is you are a person who appreciates history. It takes a while to tour and pay attention to the the burial names on the floor. Many just walk right over the graves, but one must take time to see them all.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is dripping in history and, literally, kings final resting places. You won't believe who is buried there. So many different rooms with so many stories. Lot's of walking so kids younger than 15 might not appreciate.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Westminister Abbey in August 2016 & it is truly one of the iconic sites in London. The outside is impressive but the inside is really majestic. With the recorded commentary for each object & personal headsets, the Abbey can be seen at one's own pace. The architecture & sculpture inside the church is amazing & the sevice going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan to spend the better part of a day. There's lots to see! You can even attend Mass. This abbey (church) is still in use.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I liked the Abbey better than St Paul's Cathedral. It only lets you in until 3:30pm, so take that into account (opening hours are longer, but first time I couldn't get in). Inside, a lot of royal tombs. And of course the tomb of Isaac Newton. Very beautiful inside. It has services, during which you can't get to certain parts,... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great historic monument that is such an interesting tour and a sick gift shop stacked full of brilliant souvenirs. Highly recommended for London trippers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must in London. There are very long lines and very crowdy, but worth it. As you enter you are given free audio guides. It is worth listening and following the places inside. The walk is long around the Abbey and there comes a point there is no where to rest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had my 8th trip to the abbey recently while touring with my niece. I see and learn something new everytime I go. Such an amazing experience. One tip is to purchase your ticket online in advance to avoid long queues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We almost passed this up, as we've seen so many churches -- this is not a regular church! Truly amazing - the history in here is unlike anything I've seen. GO HERE.

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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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