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Westminster Abbey Tickets

Get ready to explore one of the iconic landmarks in London with Westminster Abbey tickets. Be captivated by the years of history and awe-inspiring architecture. Prepare to journey through time with the guided Westminster Abbey Palace tour. Serving as the resting place of various distinguished personalities, Westminster Abbey also witnessed the coronation of English rulers. Uncover the enigmatic stories and secrets concealed within the walls of this site of national significance with Westminster Abbey London tickets. To take your entire experience up a notch, you can club it with the Tower of London and Thames Cruise tours.
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Our tips for Westminster Abbey

  • Book in advance. It is best to purchase Westminster Abbey tickets in advance during the peak season to avoid last-minute disappointment.
  • Check the website. It is recommended to check the official website for any changes in opening hours.
  • Dress appropriately. Dress modestly and be respectful during your visit to Westminster Abbey, since it is a working church.
  • Explore at your pace. Take time to explore the area at your own pace. The key points of interest include Poet’s Corner, Nave, Coronation Chair, Henry VII Lady Chapel, The Quire, and Pyx Chamber. You can also check the exhibits located on the Abbey grounds.
  • Keep it holstered. Photography is not permitted inside the Abbey. However, you can take pictures of the exteriors without worry.
  • Souvenirs. There is a gift shop located on the Abbey grounds to take the souvenirs back home.
  • Attend a religious service. You can also attend a religious service at the Abbey to explore the spiritual aspect of the church. However, check with the authorities as they may not be available during special events.

Good to know

A millennia-old gothic church, Westminster Abbey was built as a Benedictine monastery in the 10th century. It has been the site of many royal weddings and coronations. Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot at the Abbey in 2011. Before that, Queen Elizabeth the second highness also married the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. It is a site of religious importance and has also been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Even though the church has been founded thousands of years ago, it is still functional. The church has its own flag as well. It has also been a burial ground for many notable poets and personalities such as Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Ted Huges. The Coronation Chair was built by King Edward I and has been in coronation since 1309. It is an excellent example of medieval English craftsmanship and is placed in the Lady Chapel in the Abbey.

The Abbey has also been used as a filming location for several popular films and shows like The Crown, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is Westminster Abbey?
    A:

    Westminster Abbey is an Anglican church, formerly known as, the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter. It is located in England, London. This gothic church is renowned for its historical significance. It served as a site for royal coronations and burials.

  • Q: What can visitors see at Westminster Abbey?
    A:

    Westminster Abbey is a grand church where you can visit the famous historical museum, Royal tombs and burial places of renowned personalities such as Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, T.S. Eliot and John Keats. Apart from that, you can admire the famous Oak door that dates back to the 11th century. You can also explore three gardens namely The Garth, The Little Cloister and College Garden and St. Catherine’s Garden. You can stay for the choir at Choir Stalls in the Quiver.

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Westminster Abbey?
    A:

    The best time to visit Westminster Abbey is during the weekdays when it is free from maddening crowds. Try to visit it as soon as it opens to avoid rush hour. On Wednesdays, it is open till 6 pm.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Westminster Abbey?
    A:

    Westminster Abbey is open from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. On Wednesday, it is open till 6 pm.

  • Q: How long does a typical visit to Westminster Abbey last?
    A:

    It typically takes two to three hours to complete a visit to Westminster Abbey but you can stay longer to explore the church fully at your own pace.

  • Q: Is there any dress code for visitors to Westminster Abbey?
    A:

    Visitors are expected to dress modestly and respectfully. Sleeveless tops and short bottoms are not permitted.

  • Q: What is the entry fee to get into Westminster Abbey?
    A:

    Adult admission is £23, and children under 18 can enter for free, with reduced rates offered to students and seniors.

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