Attractions near Westminster Abbey

ADDRESS
Westminster Abbey, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA
OPENING TIMES
Open Sundays for services.
PRICES
On the door: 18 (Adult), 15 (Concessions), 44 (Family), 8 (Under 18s) | Entry includes admission to the museum and cloisters
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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... More
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St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes walk 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... More
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The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, SW1P | 2 minutes walk 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... More
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Central Hall Westminster
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes walk 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... More
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of... More
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Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the... More
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Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor.... More
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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes walk 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... More
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes walk 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... More
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the... More
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight... More
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear... More
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the... More
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and... More
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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of... More
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the... More
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of... More
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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the nearby Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London's only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John... More
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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three... More
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe.... More
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, SW1A | 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription... More
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 12 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Once Buckingham Palace's resident chapel, the Queen's Gallery was opened in 1962 and holds regularly changing exhibitions. It allows the general public glimpses of rarely... More
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Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 12 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public... More
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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, SE11 | 12 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public.... More
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Edel Assanti
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
272-274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V | 12 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein's Edel Assanti Gallery has evolved since it was first set up in 2009, from a pop-up initiative to a project... More
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 12 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 12 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 12 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches... More
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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

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Free Live Music, New Talents
Concerts | On 26th January 2015 

Primo Bar 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Sultry jazz from vocalist SJ Heany. With support from Maurizio Minardi....More

Donkey Heart
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Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Moses Raine's drama, set in a small Muscovite flat inhabited by three generations of one family, is directed by Nina ...More

The Ruling Class
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Theatre | Until 11th April 2015 

Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Atonement actor James McAvoy who played a highly acclaimed Macbeth in an all-Scottish production here two years ago, returns to ...More

 
To Kill Two Birds With The One Stone
Exhibitions | Until 30th January 2015 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Sutapa Biswas will adapt a participatory performance sound work entitled To Kill Two Birds with One Stone....More

Artist Led Workshops
Exhibitions | Until 19th March 2015 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

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BP Spotlights: 'Poor Man's Picture Gallery': Victorian Art And Stereoscopic Photography
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Queen guitarist and astronomer Brian May unveils his collection of 3D images for Poor Man's Picture Gallery: Victorian Art and ...More

BP Spotlight: William Hogarth
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2015 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Marking the 250th anniversary of the death of the British artist, this display will feature a number of his paintings, ...More

Phillip King
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

An abridged survey of the career of the Tunis-born, British artist, offering a display of early wood and plaster works ...More

BP Spotlight: Marlow Moss
Exhibitions | Until 22nd March 2015 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Paintings, reliefs and sculptures primarily concerned with an interrogation of space, movement and light by the constructivist artist Marlow Moss....More

 

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The Baby Show
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English National Ballet: Modern Masters
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Dance | 10th March 2015 - 15th March 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

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The Dark Side Of Love: The Valentine's Masked Ball
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The Coronet Theatre

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Artful Badger's Love & Lightning Valentine's Ball
Exhibitions | 13th February 2015 - 14th February 2015 

The Vaults, Arch 233

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Cirque Berserk
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Kids Events | 9th February 2015 - 10th February 2015 

New Wimbledon Theatre

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Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
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Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyon's Zetter Group - which owns the Zetter and Zetter Townhouse, famous for ...More

The Tommy Tucker
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Opened January 2015 

Award-winning chef Claude Compton, together with Jim Morris and George McCabe - the team behind critically acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant Claude's ...More

 
 
 
 
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