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.
Westminster Abbey- history
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.
Westminster Abbey- Royal occasions and final resting place
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 and nearest tube to the Westminster Abbey
Address: 20 Deans’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA. It is close to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Location shown in Google Map
Telephone: 020 7222 5152
Nearest Tube: St James’s Park and Westminster
Opening Hours Westminster Abbey and Evensong:
Admission: for abbey- Open 09:30 Close 15:30, for Evensong: Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 5pm or Saturday & Sunday at 3pm.
Admission Ticket for Westminster Abbey and Audio Guide
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.
Visit the website for more and update information. You can also visit other religious places. Do not miss to see neighbour attractions like British Parliament, Big Ben, Chapter House-PYX Chamber, Parliament Square etc
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