Westminster Abbey

london, england

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Westminster Abbey

london, england

Famous for: History and Culture, Churches, Monuments, Architecture
Westminster Abbey is a popular church in London listed in UNESCO World heritage list. Ceremonies and Coronations of national significance are conducted here. Prince William and Kate got married in this church. Westminster Abbey is popular for its Gothic architecture too.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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Closed : Sunday
09:30 - 15:30 : Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Friday
09:30 - 18:00 : Wednesday
09:30 - 15:00 : Saturday
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Westminster Abbey is Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster and most notable religious building in London. It is a traditional place of coronation and burial site in England, it is the final resting place of the great kings, queens, poets, musicians, scientists and politicians.

Westminster Abbey is also a World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history. Over the centuries, it has become a treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts.

Few famous names burried here are: Nelson Mandela, Jane Austen, Stephen Hawking, Sir Isaac Newton,Charles Darwin and others

Parts of the Abbey accessible to public are

POETS’ CORNER: Place of pilgrimage for literature lovers

LADY CHAPEL: Late medieval architecture with a spectacular fan-vaulted ceiling and high stained glass windows

ROYAL TOMBS: Final resting place of 30 monarchs

THE QUIRE: the daily choral services

THE CLOISTERS: Part of the Abbey where the monks spent much of their time

CHAPTER HOUSE: A meeting place where the monks gathered to pray, read from the rule of St Benedict, discuss the day’s business and when the abbot decided on punishments

ABBEY GARDENS: College Garden, hidden within the walls of the Abbey precincts

PYX CHAMBER: A treasury in the 13th century

MODERN MARTYRS: Ten statues to modern martyrs - Christians who gave up their lives for their beliefs.

How to Reach

Underground
Westminster (Jubilee, District & Circle Lines)
St. James’s Park (District and Circle Lines)

National Rail
London Victoria (0.8 miles)
London Waterloo (0.8 miles)

Contact

local_phone +44 20 7222 5152
3:10 AM Local Time

Location

Westminster Abbey Westminster London Greater London England United Kingdom SW1P 3PA
City center: Central London
Nearest airport: Heathrow Airport

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