Westminster Abbey Tickets

Activity code: WA

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Highlights

  • Westminster Abbey is one of London’s most iconic landmarks
  • The Abbey has more than a thousand years of history
  • Experience the exquisite gothic architecture
  • The final resting place of 17 monarchs
  • See the Coronation Chair, Poets’ Corner and the stunning Lady Chapel

Description

An absolutely essential part of any visit to London, Westminster Abbey is one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Steeped in over a thousand years of history, Benedictine monks first started worshipping at this site in the middle of the tenth century and the current building has been there for over 700 years.

Glorious Architecture
This magnificent gothic construct is a sight to behold and the incredible stained glass is some of the most impressive in the UK.

Coronation Chair
Created for King Edward I in 1296, the chair has been the seat for the crowning of every monarch since 1308, including Queen Victoria and our current reigning Queen, HRH Elizabeth II. It is the oldest piece of furniture in the UK that is still used for its original intention.

Poets’ Corner
The literary corner of the Abbey is named due to the large amount of poets and writers buried there, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling and Thomas Hardy, as well as many memorial stones and busts dedicated to the likes of Shakespeare and loved Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Kings and Queens
Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and seventeen monarchs are buried there. The Abbey was also the place where William and Kate tied the knot in 2011.
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Additional Information

Please Note:

  • For the remainder of 2020, there is no access to the side Chapels including the Lady Chapel
  • In order to gain entrance to Westminster Abbey you must print your ticket - all redeemable tickets/vouchers must be printed and exchanged at the entry.
  • Guests can visit the Abbey at any time. Please see the schedule for opening hours.
  • A security search exists on entry for all visitors.
  • Westminster Abbey is a working church and subject to occasional closures due to special services and events – please check the website for further details.
Schedule

Visiting Times: January

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 9:30am to 4:30pm (Last Entry 3:30pm)

Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm (Last Entry 1:3pm)

The Abbey closes for visiting one hour after the above times.

Guests are free to visit the Abbey at any time of the day that the ticket is valid for.

Please Note timings for 2020:

  • Monday to Friday:  Due to daily service there will be no entry between 12:00pm to 1:00pm. However visitors already in the Abbey do not need to leave during this time.
  • On Tuesday 10 November, with the Abbey entirely closed to the public by 1:00pm (last admission will be at 12:00pm)
  • The Abbey is a fully working church therefore we are subject to closures at short notice.