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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

not mad on coming here as staff are too friendly and won't let people look on their own we are not kids i think they are over anxious to pleass

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Reviewed yesterday

There are not enough hours in the day to see and read all of the memorials and tombs in the gorgeous Westminster Abbey. But definitely get to Elizabeth I and Mary I's tomb, as well as Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Great for Tudorphiles!

1  Thank DaniMarissa
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Reviewed yesterday

I made a special visit to see the Jubilee Galleries. They were not really worth the extra £5 on top of the already hefty admission price. Many of the exhibits were previously on display in the undercroft, they were not well labelled. At least it was not as crowded as the rest of the Abbey and you do get a view of the Royal tombs, which you do not see as part of your entrance fee. In the main part of the Abbey you shuffle around in a crowd.The signage is not good and it is easy to miss things. The restaurant has terrible customer service. If you are a visitor to London go and visit St Margarets next door which is free and if you are visiting England go to Gloucester Cathedral which has overheads like the Abbey but which manages to have free entrance and a good visitor experience.

Thank KAW687
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The best place to go for a trip through British history. The building is beautiful inside and out. It was remembrance weekend so the gardens were full of poppies and wreaths for the fallen. A really moving site. The staff are helpful, friendly and full of knowledge. Highly recommended.

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed yesterday

Before coming to this place ,I had read about it so I was amazed to see this beautiful Roman structure holy place having 800 years of fascinating history. As a Hindu we always believe a Burial (Cremation) place always Inauspicious but here The Coronation and Weddings of Royals have taken place along with burials of some of the greats and latest being Sir Hawkins! Wonderful. What a way of thinking ! Hats off ...

1  Thank Dholakia2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Not sure how to describe it but I did sneak a couple photos. The Poppy display at this time of year got our hearts. This place is so full of wonderful history - really a must-see.

1  Thank YourCarGirl
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Abbey is truly magnificent in many ways and some in my group found the extra £5 for the verger tour worthwhile as you get a more personalised account and we were taken around the normally inaccessible Edward the Confessor shrine. The statuary was stunning, particularly the detail in those of Shakespeare, Handel and Sir Isaac Newton. I selected a day when the gardens were open and I think these would be lovely in warmer weather. The entire place exudes history and culture. The multimedia guide is good, too and staff were very helpful.
The one poor and incomprehensible thing was only having table service in the restaurant. Crazy when people want to get on and maximise their time in the cathedral. It was also more expensive, being run by the Benugo franchise, with a service charge added to all bills. I think they seriously need to look at this. As there are two floors why not make the ground floor bit self-service??

1  Thank stachys
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the remembrance garden in the grounds of the Abbey on the 8th November to plant two crosses in memory of family members who were both killed in the First World War. My wife's great great uncle was killed on the Somme battlefield and has no known grave whilst my great great grandfather was killed at Gallipoli. Given this November marks the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War I felt compelled to visit the remembrance garden whilst visiting London. What an experience! The remembrance garden is divided up into the three armed services - army, navy and air force - with the respective regiments and corps insignia arranged in sections with space in front of each to place remembrance crosses. All tastefully done and marshalled by the Royal British Legion. If you are ever in London during November then I urge everyone to find some time to visit this remarkable tribute to the fallen as we will all have a family connection at some point in our heritage.

Thank Stewart S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a fantastic site filled with beautiful things to see and with in an incredible amount of history. Yet, the audio guide one gets is the most disappoint one I have ever used. Yes, it does give you some brief historical explanations and it talks some of the monuments, but you leave the cathedral disappointed. A true shame! The entry price must be the highest I have ever paid for a church.

Thank 497stephanj
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were able to participate in the evensong service. The choir was magnificent and we enjoyed worshipping in such an historic cathedral. I highly recommend catching the choir as their voices echo throughout the cathedral.

1  Thank Matt S
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