Westminster Abbey

A glorious example of Medieval architecture on a truly grand scale, this former Benedictine abbey church stands on the south side of Parliament Square. Founded in the 11th century by Edward the Confessor, it survived the Reformation and continued as a place of royal ceremonials. Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was held here in 1953 and Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997. Royals, deans, statesmen, poets and writers are all buried or remembered here.

  • Broad Sanctuary SW1

  • 020 7222 5152

  • www.westminster-abbey.org

  • Abbey: open 9:30am–3:30pm Mon–Fri, 9:30am–1:30pm Sat. Open Sun for worship only

  • Museum: open 10:30am–4pm daily

  • Chamber and Chapter House: open 10am–4pm daily

  • Admission: adults £12; concessions £9; family £28; under 11s free

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