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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Free Live Music, New Talents
Concerts | On 2nd February 2015 

Primo Bar 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Acoustic duo Soulstar put their own spin on well-known hits....More

Listening Room
Exhibitions | Until 6th February 2015 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Artist Iris Garrelfs records stories and will later edit the audio recordings into a sound installation in this participatory event....More

Popcorn
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th March 2015 

Heaven 13 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Resident DJs spin house, dance, R&B and top 40 chart pop across four rooms....More

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund
Concerts | On 2nd February 2015 

Southbank Centre 13 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

A recital by the winner of an award from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. The fund is administered by the ...More

International Organ Recital: Ann Elise Smoot
Concerts | On 2nd February 2015 

Southbank Centre 13 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

American-born concert organist Ann Elise Smoot makes her debut at Royal Festival Hall performing Elgar's mighty four-movement Sonata in G....More

Gamelan Novice Course
Exhibitions | Until 13th March 2015 

Southbank Centre 13 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

A class designed for newcomers to the gamelan....More

The Closed, From Pandora's Box To Damien Hirst: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 2nd February 2015 

National Gallery 14 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

One of the Paul Mellon Lectures....More

A Sense of Place by 'ArtWorks' Artists
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2015 

National Gallery 14 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Paintings, prints, drawing, photography and mixed media from the collective of 30+ fine artists who studied together and regularly collaborate....More

The Paul Mellon Lecture Series
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2015 

National Gallery 14 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Given by Penelope Curtis, Director of Tate Britain....More

Free Lunchtime Concert: Jamal Aliyev (Cello), Alexandra Gracheva (Piano)
Concerts | On 2nd February 2015 

St James's Church Piccadilly 15 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

The duo performs Shostakovich's Sonata In D Minor, Glazunov's Serenade Espagnole, Tchaikovsky's Nocturne and Prokofiev 's March For Solo Cello ...More

 

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Half Moon Young People's Theatre

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Whitechapel Gallery

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Billingsgate Seafood School

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