Westminster Abbey Tickets

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Opening hours

Monday - Saturday, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The abbey is closed to visitors on Sunday

selected Wednesdays - half price entry from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

The abbey closes to the public for religious services on various days throughout the year so check before visiting.

How to get there

20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK

London Underground is the best way to get to Westminster Abbey. The nearest stations are Westminster or St James

FAQ

What is Westminster famous For?
Westminster Abbey has been the most important church in London for over a thousand years. Since the arrival of William the Conqueror in 1066 all English kings and queens have been crowned at Westminster, most recently the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. This is also the building where Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011 and where Princess Diana
Can I attend a church service at Westminster Abbey?
All members of the public are free to attend a service at Westminster. There are six services on a Sunday, and four on other days of the week. There is no charge for entering the Abbey to attend a church service. Arriving well in advance is recommended as seats cannot be reserved.
Are there guided tours?
Visitors to Westminster Abbey have a choice of picking up an audio guide at the entrance to listen to commentary in many different languages and see the Abbey at their own pace, or booking a guided tour with a verger. A guided tour led by a member of abbey staff takes around 90 minutes. Tour times vary each day, so enquire on arrival.
How old is Westminster Abbey?
The original Westminster Abbey was constructed around 1060 but very little of that Medieval church survives today. The present abbey was constructed by Henry III starting in 1245 with additions, such as the Lady Chapel, added by Henry VIII in Tudor times. The interior of the abbey was further reshaped by his daughter, Elizabeth I.
What facilities are there for visitors?
In addition to the guided tours and audio guides, Westminster Abbey has a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, and a shop selling a range of souvenirs. Included in your visit to the abbey are the Abbey Gardens, formerly used to provide monks with food and give a space for quiet contemplation.

Must-know

Coronation Chair
This ordinary looking wooden chair is reputedly the oldest piece of furniture in existence still being used for its original purpose. It dates back to 1300 and has been used in 38 coronations since. The coronation chair used to house the Stone of Destiny, used to crown monarchs of Scotland. This stone was returned to Scotland in 1996 but will be brought back to Westminster Abbey to take its place under the coronation chair for the next coronation.
Poet
This corner of the Abbey is where many of the leading figures of English literature are buried and remembered. Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer and Thomas Hardy are all buried in Poet
Chapter House
The octagonal Chapter House was originally built for monks

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