Westminster Abbey London Historical Experience and Unforgetable Visit.

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The Westminster Abbey museum is a great attraction and one of the most prehistorical parts of the Abbey.

Westminster Abbey is a historical experience for all tourists visiting London. Located to the west of the Royal Palace of Westminster the Abbey is a living church where worship still takes place and has been for the last seven centuries. Along with other Landon attractions such as Big Ben, House of Parlement, London Eye,  London Dungeon and many more attractions in the Westminster area, Westminster Abbey attracts millions of visitors every year.

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Westminster Abbey Inside

It is a treasure of coronation and burial sites for the English monarchs. The St Edward’s shrine is at the heart of the Westminster Abbey Church – surrounded by the tombs and memorials of great men and women who made British History. The impressive and famous Abbey is the United Kingdom’s most significant and essential church. Westminster Abbey is the coronation site since William The Conqueror in 1066. Queen Elizabeth II had the crown on June 1953 at Abbey.

Westminster Abbey provides tourists with more than 1000 years of beautiful treasures such as stained glass & textiles, Gothic architecture, and paintings. Within the Abbey grounds, tourists can visit the Church of St Margaret a parish church of the House of Commons in London. Visit the Chapter House and Pyx Chamber used initially by Benedictine monks for worship.

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Westminster Abbey Museum

No doubt that the Abbey museum is a great attraction. The Museum is one of the most prehistorical parts of the Abbey. While walking through the Abbey gardens enjoying the peaceful settings where monks came for spiritual comfort.

Verger-Guided Westminster Abbey Tour

The Abbey offers visitors with various kinds of tours from individual audio tours to guided tours for visitor groups. Learn the Westminster Abbey history by daily guided tours in small groups. Having a verger assistant, you’ll be able to see unique places of the Abbey, like the Confessor, Tomb of Saint Edward, which not available to regular visitors. Furthermore, with the Westminster Abbey tour verger guide, you can see the Lady Chapel royal tombs, Poets’ Corner and also the nave.

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The tours are in English and have limited space. So, book it before your visit. Multimedia Application guide
You get a free cost multi-media guide tour application, once you visit the Abbey within regular opening hrs. The guide comes in 14 different languages as well as bonus content. You can find the download link below for the guide App to your mobile or other devices.

Here you can download for Apple

Download for Android

Privet Pray at Westminster Abbey

In case you desire to have a moment in private or personal prayer, use the Great West entrance to the Abbey. There are no charge applies to private prayer in Westminster Abbey.

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Attending and Joining The Daily Services

The church welcomes everybody to show up and join the regular services. Make sure to check service opening times ahead of your visit. The entrance is from the Great West Door entry to the Abbey. There are no charges applies for joining the daily services.westminster-abbey-Walks in London

Westminster Abbey Church Pass

The church offers a pass to all religious leaders, especially Christian priests, ministers or local clergy from any branch of the Christian Church or denomination in the UK to ask and apply for the Church Pass. The pass enables up to four people for visiting the Abbey cost-free. These passes are valid for up to six times to visit annually.

Westminster Abbey Prices

Westminster Abbey is open during the week. Normal open times are between 9.30am and 5.00pm. Saturdays they open from 9.30 – 1.30pm. Admission fees are affordable and as follows:

  • Adults £21
  • Concessions for 60+ and students with a valid ID £17
  • Entry for children under the age of 5 is free while aged 6 – 16 years will cost you £9

Westminster Abbey Tour Times

From April to September

Monday-Friday: 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 2.00pm, 2.30pm

Saturdays: 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am

From October to March

Monday-Friday: 10.30am, 11.00am, 2.00pm, 2.30pm

Saturday: 10.30am, 11.00am

Food and Drink

Come and relax at some of the surrounding places and enjoy something to snack or drink. Visit the Abbey shop and buy some presents for the family back home. Enjoy the refreshing drink and food every day from 8 am at the Abbey. No matter if you’re just passerby or a visitor. The Cellarium Café as well as Terrace, offering and providing meals during the day. Otherwise go to the Kiosk outside the Abbey for a light meal, drink or snacks.

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Besides,  if you prefer a light meal or even snack, the Kiosk provides a variety of hot dogs, sandwiches, cakes, waffles, muffins, coffee and much more. The Kiosk opens from 9 am on Sundays.

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Westminster Abbey Shop

Check the Westminster abbey shop out for a variety of Abbey inspired items and gifts. Alternatively, visitWestmister-Abbey-Shop the online shop and order ahead of your visit to collect. Orders are available to collect for the next working day in the Westminster abbey shop. Select from the exclusive selection of Abbey-inspired gifts and products, with worldwide delivery option. The shops are open every day except Sundays. Sometimes due to special events or services, shops might be closed. However, to avoid the disappointments please so please check the opening hours for the day that you plan to visit.

Westminster Abbey Tickets Online

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How to get to Westminster Abbey?

Tube Station near Westminster-Abbey

If you already have the Hop on Hop off Bus ticket, you don’t need to be worried about your transfer to Westminster Abbey. Because while you are on Hop on Hop off Bus, just take off the nearest stop to the Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey London imperial war museumBy Underground (Tube):  The closest underground lines at St James Park and Westminster while the closest national train stations found in London Victoria and London Waterloo.

 

Westminster Abbey London Red Bus Portobello MarketAlternatively, you can travel by bus as all buses pass by the Abbey. The following London Red Buses have to stop near Westminster Abbey:

11,24,148,211,N2,N11,N44,N136

 

 

To plan your way to Westminster Abbey use the Journey Planner.

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