Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

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Welcome to Westminster Abbey, one of the best historical places in London to visit

It wouldn't be a real Royal Wedding without Westminster Abbey, but London's most storied religious building is so much more.

As soon as you see its grand towers rising up over the city, covered in works so detailed and fine it seems impossible they could be made out of stone, its charm settles over you. 

And that's just from the outside, ready to head inside and get exploring?

Explore the history behind coronations, kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, poets, heroes and villains as you wander around one of the most famous abbeys in the entire world.

So many things to do near Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is right in the heart of London so is perfectly placed for you to plan other attractions and London sightseeing around it.

Big Ben is just around the corner along with the Houses of Parliament. Just across Westminster Bridge you'll see the London Eye - not too tricky to spot!

Why not indulge a little and book tickets to the London Eye & River Cruise? That way you can see London from both sky and the river Thames.

Sea Life Aquarium and Shrek's Adventure are just a stone's throw away too.

We're sure you'll be able to fill your trip to London with lots and lots of things to do on your day out!

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How to find us

By bus: 

  • The bus routes 11, 24, 88, 148 and 211 pass by the Westminster Abbey entrance. You can get down directly in front of the abbey. 
  • The bus routes 3, 12, 53, 53X, 87, 109, 159 and 453 also stop close to Westminster Abbey. 
  • Nearby bus stops are Parliament Square stop (1-min walk), Abingdon Street - Stop L (4-min walk), Westminster Station - Stop G (4-min walk) and Westminster Station - Stop A (5-min walk).

By train: 

  • The nearest train stations are Victoria and Waterloo.
  • From the Victoria Station, get onto Wilton Road. It is then a 15-minute walk to get to Westminster Abbey.
  • From Waterloo Station, you will have to head towards Westminster Bridge. It should take you about 18 minutes to get to Westminster Abbey from Waterloo station.

By tube: 

  • The nearest underground stations are at St. James Park and Westminster. 
  • From the St. James Park Station, get onto Victoria Street/A302. It is a short 5-minute walk from St. James Park Station to Westminster Abbey.
  • From the Westminster Station, get onto Parliament Street. It is a 4-minute walk from this station to the abbey.
  • Toilets
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • The Abbey Shop
  • The Cellarium Café and Terrace
  • Multimedia guide (included in the price of admission)

No pets are allowed, except guide dogs and assistance dogs

Yes, children 0-17 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

As Westminster Abbey is a church and place of daily worship, you are asked by Westminster Abbey to show respect and sensitivity in the way you dress.

In winter, it can be quite cold inside the Abbey, so please dress warmly. It is also recommended that you wear sensible footwear, as the Abbey floor and steps are uneven.

Personal photography is permitted in the Abbey church and the Cloisters, but please do not use a flash or take pictures during services.

Video recording, extra lighting, selfie sticks and tripods are not permitted, and it is not possible to take photos in the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, St Faith’s Chapel or The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

Westminster Abbey offers free admission to registered disabled visitors and their carer. Tickets are available on the door, on the day of entry and cannot be pre-booked.

  • Wheelchairs: The site is wheelchair-accessible. There are wheelchairs you can use - please ask an Abbey Marshal when you arrive.
  • Visually impaired visitors: There is an audio-described tour that has been created with the assistance of VocalEyes.
  • Assistance dogs: Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome. 
  • Visitors with hearing difficulties: The Abbey is equipped with a hearing loop system that covers the whole of the Abbey main building. This system is used at all Services. 
  • Accessible toilets: Accessible toilets are located in the cloisters and the lobby of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

Westminster Abbey is the UK's most famous church and has been the host of royal weddings, coronations and burials for almost a thousand years. 

Today it is one of the most popular places to visit in London, but it also remains an important place of worship, a property of the British Crown and a treasure house of artefacts. 

Yes, Westminster Abbey has been an Anglican Church since 1559. 

There have been many famous weddings at Westminster Abbey throughout the site's history.

The first Royal wedding took place in the Abbey in November 1100 and other weddings at Westminster Abbey has included Elizabeth II & Philip Mountbatten in 1947, Prince William & Catherine Middleton in 2011 and Prince Harry & Meghan Markle in 2018. 

There have been 39 coronations at Westminster Abbey since 1066 and 40 monarchs have been crowned. 

The most recent coronation was in 2023, when Charles III and Camilla were coronated as king and queen at the Abbey. 

Over 3,300 people are buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey.

18 English, Scottish and British monarchs are buried in the Abbey, including Edward the Confessor, Henry III, Edward I, Edward III, Richard II, Henry V, Edward V, Henry VII, Edward VI, Mary I, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, James I, Charles II, Mary II, William III, Queen Anne, and George II. 

Other famous figures who are buried at Westminster Abbey include Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling and Charles Darwin. 

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