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Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA
 
 
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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.

 

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Westminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & ServicesWestminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & ServicesWestminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & ServicesPack inside one of London's most famous landmarks for an old-fashioned service to take you right through to Christmas Day. Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of royal and religious life in Britain since the time of William the Conqueror who was crowned here on Christmas Day 1066, following the successful Norman invasion of the British Isles. 2016-12-09T00:00:00+00002016-12-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Westminster Abbey,   Dean's Yard      SW1P 3PA
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  Free, some tickets required
DATES  27th November to 25th December 2016
Pack inside one of London's most famous landmarks for an old-fashioned service to take you right through to Christmas Day. Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of royal and religious life in Britain since the time of William the Conqueror who was crowned here on Christmas Day 1066, following the successful Norman invasion of the British Isles. ... More about this event
 
Christmas For FamiliesChristmas For FamiliesJoin the choristers for carols in the medieval chapter house and make your own festive cards in a Christmas craft workshop.2016-12-10T10:00:00+00002016-12-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Westminster Abbey,   Dean's Yard      SW1P 3PA
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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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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  35% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  41% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  22% off
45-51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
When it was built in 1897, this gloriously luxurious hotel was the London home for visiting aristocrats from throughout the world. Now, with its location in ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine 16th ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect James ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Westminster Abbey

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Westminster Abbey
Westminster College Garden
London > Attractions >
Great College Street, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre beyond. ... More
 
 
 
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Near Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & Services
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 27th November to 25th December 2016
Westminster Abbey, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
Pack inside one of London's most famous landmarks for an old-fashioned service to take you right through to Christmas Day. Westminster Abbey has been at the ...More
 
 
 
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Tavener Ikon Of The Nativity And Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 7.30pm
Westminster Abbey, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The choir will perform John Tavener's Ikon of the Nativity and Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil....More
 
 
 
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The Choir of King's College London
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 7.30pm
Westminster Abbey, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Joseph Fort conducts a performance of Tavener's Ikon Of the Nativity and Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil Op 37....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Westminster Abbey

Near Westminster Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Westminster Abbey

The best shops and markets near Westminster Abbey
Watts and Company
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Faith House, 7 Tufton Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
London > Shopping > House and Garden
12 George Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
... More
 
 
 
Capital Shopping Centres
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
40 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Restaurants near Westminster Abbey

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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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
Set in the magnificent Old Westminster Library, The Cinnamon Club has a dignified, traditional vibe. The imposing setting is the height of late Victorian taste, and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
47 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Westminster Abbey

Near Westminster Abbey
Institution of Civil Engineers
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
... More
 
 
 
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
... More
 
 
 
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
London > Education > Professional Training
62 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Westminster Abbey
... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Abbey Community Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
34 Great Smith Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
... More
 
 
 
Livingwell
London > Leisure > Fitness
4 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
Victoria Tower Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Westminster Abbey

The best pubs near London Westminster Abbey.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 11 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Cinnamon Club Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Westminster Library, 30 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
In addition to the main dining room, The Cinnamon Club also houses two bars. The Cinnamon Club Bar is sleek and contemporary, contrasting heavily with the ... More
 
 
 
Shoeless Joe's
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Abbey Orchard Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
Sanctuary House
London > Nightlife > Bars
33 Tothill Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Westminster Abbey

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Westminster Abbey.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Abbey
London > Business > Venue Hire
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 1100 people.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
 
 
 

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Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Westminster Abbey

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Dead Funny
Dead Funny
Theatre | Until 4th February 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

An all-star cast which includes Katherine Parkinson (famous for The IT Crowd and Humans), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two ...More

 
99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 9th December 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Top stand-up and one-liners from Mike Gunn, Mark Maier and Charlie Baker....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Foreign Affairs: Translates!
Theatre | Until 10th December 2016 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

The international theatre company performs three plays translated from their original languages, Swedish, Hungarian and Croatian....More

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 11th March 2017 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg: Up & Down
Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg: Up & Down
Dance | Until 10th December 2016 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 4 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Eifman Ballet company celebrates its 40th anniversary with the UK premiere of Artistic Director Boris Eifman's ballet Up & Down ...More

 
No Man's Land
No Man's Land
Theatre | Until 17th December 2016 

Wyndham's Theatre 5 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Seven years after starring in Waiting for Godot together, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will reunite on the London stage ...More

 
The Dresser
The Dresser
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Duke of York's Theatre 5 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith star in Ronald Harwood's backstage drama about an ageing Shakespearean actor. Sir, who refuses to ...More

 
 
 
 
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