Want to SAVE, EMAIL, and PRINT your picks? Sign up for a Purple Passport account to get started.
Westminster Abbey (Westminster)
(44) 020-7222-5152 | www.westminster-abbey.org
HOURS/TIMESMon., Tue., Thurs., Fri.: 9:30am-4:30pm; Wed.: 9:30am-7:00pm; Sat.: 9:30am-4:30pm
PRICEAdults: GBP 15; Students and elderly: GBP 12
RESERVE IN ADVANCENo
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION0-15 minutes
HIGHLIGHTSCoronation Chair; Poets' Corner; St. Catherine's Chapel Garden; St. Margaret's Church
TUBESt. James's Park; Westminster
This is a tourist’s mecca. The Abbey is crowded, and you must follow the tourist flow. In spite of all its painful, touristy aspects, Westminster Abbey is an historical part of London with legendary tombs of royal personages as well as Britain’s finest artists. The Abbey’s history has seen countless royal weddings (yes, we’re looking at you, Will and Kate), coronations, births, and deaths. Gorgeous architectural aspects (stained glass, Cosmati floors, monumental brasses) combined with its history make this destination unrivaled in London.
GO HERE WITH
Other first-timers to London
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Abbey imparts upon the visitor a sense of British history; you can’t beat it in terms of all that it represents. Stroll among the tombs and shrines dedicated to not only royals but also Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Sir Isaac Newton, et al.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The throngs and throngs of tourists.
GOOD TO KNOW
Entry includes a free audio guide. This UNESCO Heritage Site is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English/British monarchs of the Commonwealth Realms.
All information within this website was checked for accuracy at the time of publication. But since the world moves quickly, things may have changed. Pardon us for any errors as we strive to give you the most up-to-the-minute details!