Westminster Abbey- an architectural masterpiece has more than a thousand years of history

Westminster Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. It is also a treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts. Every year it welcomes over one million visitors. Thousands more join for worship at their daily services. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Benedictine monks came first to this site in the middle of the tenth century. They were the builders. They established the site as a monastery in 960 for their daily worship which continues to this day.

The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country.

The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066. It is the place where numerous royal occasions, including sixteen royal weddings were held. This abbey is also the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. Visit the website to know more the connection of Royal and most significant people with it.

Westminster Abbey- Worship & Evening Song

Today it is still a church dedicated to regular worship. And to the celebration of great events in the life of the nation. Neither a cathedral nor a parish church, Westminster Abbey is a “Royal Peculiar”. It is under the jurisdiction of a Dean and Chapter, subject only to the Sovereign and not to any archbishop or bishop

Come for the evensong service to hear the dulcet tones of the Abbey choir.

Address

20 Deans’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA Tel. 020 7222 5152. It is close to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. The nearest tube stations are St James’s Park and Westminster. Location shown in Google Map

Opening Hours

Westminster Abbey: Open 09:30 Close 15:30

Evensong: Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 5pm or Saturday & Sunday at 3pm.

Admission Ticket

Adult £20, Senior Citizen & Student £17, Children £9. There are more Ticket options for Group or School visit etc. Please visit the website for update news.

Audio guides are available in eight languages. There is the highly-popular verger-led tour as well.

More Information & Update News

Visit the website for more information

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