Things to do at Westminster Abbey review
Westminster Abbey is one of London’s most famous and iconic buildings, notably used by the Royal family. It is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church close to the Houses of Parliament. The abbey is the burial site of more than 3,300 people usually of prominence in British history. There are at least 16 monarchs, 8 Prime Ministers, poets laureates, actors, scientists and the Unknown Warrior.
The Abbey has had a turbulent past but what remains today is pretty spectacular. It has even seen every English and British Monarch (who have ever been crowned) crowned there. The throne on which many of them have sat is now housed within the Abbey in St George’s chapel near the West Door.
You can explore Westminster Abbey yourselves or you can book a 90-minute tour by one of the Abbey’s vergers. This includes parts of the abbey not open to general visitors. In the Abbey, you can see a window designed by David Hockney, the impressive Quire where you may even see one of their choral services and hear their Choir singing. Plus Royal tombs, the medieval cloisters, the Chapter House and more. You can hire a Multimedia guide to take round with you for £5 per person.
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FAQ and Further Information Westminster Abbey
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe with a terrace serving hot and cold food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
An impressive Abbey with royal tombs, impressive architecture, cloisters, Quire and more. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. An adult ticket costs £18, children 6-17 are £7, under 6s are free. Other pricing options are available including family tickets.
Is there parking?
There is parking nearby, charges apply. There are public transport links nearby.
When are they open?
Westminster has a varied timetable for opening. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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