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Westminster Cathedral

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Admission to the Cathedral is free but donations are gratefully received Tower Lift - £6 adult; £3 concession; £14 family ticket (2 adult and 2 children) If you enter the Cathedral at a quiet moment in the day, don’t imagine that it is always like...more
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42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Touring Westminster (in between Parliament and Methodist Hall) gives you a feeling of British history - tour guides are great but arrange in advance to avoid long waits - pricey admission but once you see the interior, you will understand

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an active church, still use for regular frequent masses; it is the mother church of Catholic Church in England and Wales, the largest church and the seat of the Archbishop of Westminster. Not very old church, just built in the end of 19th...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not be confused as Westminster Cathedral is not the same as, or nearby Westminster Abbey. The Cathedral is a beautiful and modern cathedral near Victoria Station. Should you be visiting one of the many local restaurants or hotels take a few minutes to walk...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank delnorn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We meant to take a regular tour of the cathedral. But we took too long enjoying the Museums and Buckingham palace. We got to the Cathedral at 3:35pm. The gate said last tour at 3:30pm! :(. The Guard took pity on us and said. Well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank countrydoc2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Catholic cathedral is imposing on the exterior, and incomplete on the interior, meaning the full panoply of frescoes awaits the future. We attended a solemn requiem mass honoring the 100th anniversary of the WW I. The choir was beautiful, and I suspect any opportunity...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't expect a 'modern' Byzantine catholic cathedral in Central London, complete structurally but like all great cathedrals a work in progress as complex mosaic decoration (in many styles) creeps round, many chapels now complete, but the domes and ceiling still blackened with candle soot....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Near Victoria Station this Catholic cathedral is a must visit on a fine day. Take the elevator up the Tower. Very helpful fellow rides up with you. The day I went it was windy so he opened one of the four viewing bays that was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

The Roman Catholic Church wasn't restored in England until the late 19th century, so the church does a great job of paying respect to those that were persecuted in prior decades and centuries. The architecture is unique when compared to other London churches. As a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

It is really having great Design you can recognize it from far away or when you pass by Victoria street Looks great and quite place to be visit and no crowdedness

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We decided to take some time out and look inside this interesting building which we have passed by on numerous occasions in the past. It is rather more modern than most cathedrals in major cities (being a lot younger) and less ornate. Quite dark (&...More

Date of experience: October 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
...More
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Michael P
October 13, 2018|
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Response from Museuman | Reviewed this property |
Unquestionably the Cathedral is free (except for the tower) and the Abbey is very expensive, which does not deter lengthy queues at the latter. The Abbey does do free Anglican services however.
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dottic
August 30, 2018|
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Response from branka011 | Reviewed this property |
There are no fees to attend the Mass, admission free in Cathedral but donation is welcome.
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dottic
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Auntie173 | Reviewed this property |
My best advice is just google Westminster Cathedral and you will see all the times for Mass. Weekdays differ from Weekends. And also it could depend on when you are traveling.
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