Westminster Abbey

 
 
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Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Open Sundays for services.
 
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On the door: £18 (Adult), £15 (Concessions), £44 (Family), £8 (Under 18s) | Entry includes admission to the museum and cloisters
 

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Westminster AbbeyMost famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is also both the coronation and burial site of many a past British monarch. Elizabeth I, Mary I, Mary II, Edward the Confessor, Edward I, Edward III, Edward VI, Henry III, Henry V, Henry VII, James I, George II, Richard II, Charles II and William III are all buried in wonderful Westminster Abbey. And there's some speculation over whether the remains of Edward V (murdered by Richard III?) is among the 17 monarchs who rest here - DNA testing has proved inconclusive. That aside, every one of these royal deaths tells a story and where better to relive it than in this world-famous medieval abbey. The setting for almost every coronation since 1066 - 38 to be precise - the abbey has also formed the burial ground for statesmen, scientists, musicians and poets. Approximately, 3,300 people are said to have been buried in the church, including Chaucer, Sir Isaac Newton, Laurence Olivier and Charles Dickens. Stunning Gothic architecture, the fascinating literary history represented by Poets' Corner, the artistic talent that went into the statues, murals, paintings and tombs and the fantastic stained glass combine to make Westminster Abbey the most enduringly stunning of London's churches and a treasure trove of royal history.

 

Westminster Abbey events

 
Wildness & Wonder, Dazzlement & Darkness Divine Mystery And The ArtsWildness & Wonder, Dazzlement & Darkness Divine Mystery And The ArtsImmerse yourself in the wonder and mystery of the Gothic arts in the splendour of Westminster Abbey in a one-off evening on 8 June at 7.00 pm.2015-06-08T19:00:00+01002015-06-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Opening and closing times for Westminster Abbey

Today (Wednesday) Westminster Abbey closes at 13.30

Monday:

9.30
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15.30
 
 

Tuesday:

Closed
 
 

Wednesday:

9.30
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13.30
 
 

Thursday:

9.30
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15.30
 
 

Friday:

9.30
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15.30
 
 

Saturday:

9.30
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15.30
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - Westminster Abbey Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Westminster Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
2 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  36% off
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  25% off
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    Jewel Tower
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Westminster Abbey
    Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
     
     
     
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    St Margaret's Church
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Churchill War Rooms
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
    Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors to the ... More
     
     
     
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    Westminster Bridge
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Whitehall
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
    David Spicer's chaotic comedy about the final rehearsal and first night of a stage play, which undergoes numerous rewrites until the entire production threatens to implode. ...More
     
     
     
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    McQueen
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th May to 6th June 2015
    St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, SW1E | 12 minutes from Westminster Abbey
    2015 really is the year of Alexander McQueen. Not only is the late designer the subject of a blockbuster V&A exhibition, he's also the inspiration behind ...More
     
     
     
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    London Wonderground Spiegeltent, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 13 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
    Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
     
     
     
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    Curzon Victoria
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    58 Victoria Street, SW1E | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
    The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
     
     
     
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    119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 12 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
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    The Cinnamon Club
    London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
    The Old Westminster Library, 30 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Pret A Manger
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    47 Great Peter Street, SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 23 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 25 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 27 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Urban Retreat at Harrods
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Jubilee Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Red Lion Pub
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    53 Whitehall, SW1A | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Bassoon Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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    Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
    Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
    Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

    Houses of Parliament 3 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

    One of the world's most iconic buildings is The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ...More

     
    Russell Page
    Russell Page
    Exhibitions | Until 21st June 2015 

    Garden Museum 8 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

    The Garden Museum holds an exhibition on garden designer Russell Page (from March 2015), who brought a painter's eye for ...More

     
    Ken Cox: Poetry Machines
    Exhibitions | Until 5th June 2015 

    Chelsea College Of Art And Design 9 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

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    James Freedman: Man Of Steal
    Theatre | Until 4th July 2015 

    Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

    Due to huge demand following a sell-out season at the Menier Chocolate Factory James Freedman: Man of Steal transfers to ...More

    Stop!... The Play
    Theatre | Until 27th June 2015 

    Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

    David Spicer's chaotic comedy about the final rehearsal and first night of a stage play, which undergoes numerous rewrites until ...More

    Salt And Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860
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    Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2015 

    Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

    First championed by British inventor William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 salted paper prints were one of the earliest forms ...More

     
    Stanley Picker Lectures: Gavin Turk
    Exhibitions | On 3rd June 2015 

    Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

    The artist discusses his work and practices....More

    Fig-2 22/50: Reflections On FOMO
    Exhibitions | On 3rd June 2015 

    Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

    A reflection on the ICA's recent three-day event....More

    Fig-2 22/50: Mining The Mind
    Exhibitions | On 3rd June 2015 

    Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

    A round-up of current brain research in relation to how we experience time and the future....More

    Fig-2 20/50: Curatorial Tour: Guided Tour
    Tours | Until 3rd June 2015 

    Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

    A weekly tour of fig-2's current exhibition....More

     
     
     
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