Thanks Barry, you are very kind. I like to see the irony in life. I think our 'protectors' want to see us get too bogged down, when it isn't necessary. Just new to Qype so just feeling my way, when I get a chance that is. Cheers, Anne
20 Deans Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA
- St. James's Park Tube Station (0.3 km)
- Westminster Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Stuttgart (0.8 km)
- Waterloo Railway Station (1.0 km)
- Contact us:
020 7654 4889
- Opening hours:
The abbey and its buildings have irregular opening hours - see website for details. The Abbey is not open for tourists visitors on Sundays, only for services.
£10 entry charge.
34 reviews of Westminster Abbey in English
Wonderful - not just for Royal Weddings
(see the ariel interior photos of that) or for
funerals - but for Poets' Corner & the tombs
of William Blake & other of our greatest :
Chaucer,Cromwell,Darwin & many kings too)
Plus the marvellous free Services there where
you can enjoy great music & choral singing
Westminster Abbey is one of the great attraction in London. Its architecture is very fascinating. The artifacts and the stories are really amusing. There I found tomb stone very much interesting. Really a magnificent building full of history, but its quite disappointing that taking pictures are not allowed. Everyone should pay a visit to this architectural masterpiece.
I am not a religious gal but I wanted to see Westminster Abbey.
I am glad I did as it was fabulous.
The feeling of 'age' in there is overwhelming.
Standing on the resting place of Cromwell and seeing Edward I tomb had me texting my friends back home like an excited school kid. haha
I wouldn't feel the need to go in there again but visiting once is a must.
Westminster Abbey is completely impressive. Especially the symbiosis of old and new, that's bought together here - there are old and new sections e.g. graves of people from recent times. The place feels really alive and not like some places which are stuck in the past. One of the most lovely church buildings that I know. Definitely worth seeing!
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This is like looking at a portal into the past of England or Angle-Land
Begun in the reign of Edward the Confessor, some say as competition to Earl Harold Godwines Waltham Abbey (Harold of the Battle of Hastings), this is an enduring testament to the religious paranoia of the past
Beautiful in its conception and staggering in its completion
This is a MUST see building of London!
When I entered Westminster Abbey for the first time, I've entered the history of Britain and I lived all I've studied and read on the books again. The entry fee is not so cheap, but included in the price of the ticket there is an audioguide which allows you to "live" Westminster Abbey in a particular way and it sometimes makes you shiver just at the thought you're right there!!! The whole tour, following the guide, lasts more than an hour and it's worth taking it all: that's the only way to find out all there is to know. There are also the gardens to visit, with its million small crosses which makes you shiver!
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This a somber and serious place. MAny people go and think of it as just a tourist attraction but really it is a place os worship-therefore patrons are encouraged to be respectful and quite. Though their are tours, go on your own, walk a about and get a real feel for the place. Quite contemplation and reflection is required. There is so much history that you not fail but be impressed by it all.
This Gothic Building is full of the United Kingdom History, both the happy and sad memories.
It is better to follow a suggested to route to walk around the church.
In a sunny day, it is very beautiful inside the abbey.
You will have a feeling that you are very small when you in the abbey as everything are very large in scale.
Westminster Abbey is among my favorite places in London. There is something about the antiquity of the building, combined with the history, that just speaks to me. Every British monarch since William the Conqueror have been crowned here: just that fact alone can give one goosebumps. And there is so much more: weddings, burials of all sorts of famous people (Elizabeth the First being my personal favorite), commemorations of historic events (including a small chapel at the “back” of the Lady Chapel, recognizing the contributions of the RAF in protecting Britain in WWII). I just love this place.
I recommend spendng the money to tour it (get the included audioguide, or have a tour by one of the vergers). I’ve done this many times, and don’t plan to stop! I also recommend attending a service (which is free). Getting there a bit early gives one a chance to sit, reflect, and look around. (At Christmas, I particularly recommend attending the candlelit Advent carol service: unbelievable!)
This is truly a “don’t miss”.
Had to go twice because there was to much to see. You would think that this place would be a little creepy but its not. Fills kinda weird when your standing next to so many prestigious people throughout history. But we all have to die sometime and i guess people will be looking at these dead for a long time after i am gone. Still a wonderful place to visit and see. Its one place in history that goes back very far with a lot of prestigious people that have eather been murdered or Kings and Queens of this great country.
The entrance into Westminster abbey is not free, far from it - it’s 10 pounds in fact, cheap? No. but definitely worth the money. It’s even more amazing on the inside than what it is on the outside, it has a garden and photography can not taken inside. There is a daily service that really gives you the felling on the church and it’s history. The outside at the moment is heavily guarded with barriers because of security which does take away from it’s ancient feel.
I would have rated it higher if it weren’t for such a high entrance fee.
This is a very beautiful church which is steeped in history.Try to attend a service and take the opportunity for a look round, there is so much to see. I find the tomb of the unknown soldier moving.I have been many times and still find new things to see.
I was surprised with this one. I payed the fairly hefty asking price expecting to be ultimately disappointed but ended up thoroughly enjoying the experience. There is so much to see and the tours are very informative. I found the history to this place breathtaking.
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