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It's the final resting place of kings and queens, thinkers and visionaries. Since 1090 AD, Westminster Abbey has been welcoming visitors to bask in its grandeur and take selfies by Isaac Newton's... Read More
It's the final resting place of kings and queens, thinkers and visionaries. Since 1090 AD, Westminster Abbey has been welcoming visitors to bask in its grandeur and take selfies by Isaac Newton's headstone. It's got a hefty name, and sometimes the Abbey gets a bad name – relegated to overwrought tourist megazones. And while common sense should be every savvy tourist's guide (so maybe don't stop by in the sweltering heat of an August Saturday) Westminster Abbey should never, ever be underestimated or under-appreciated. It's one of those landmarks which you can't help but be moved by, and which gets more wondrous with every visit.
- Sun-Tue,: Thu-Fri; 9:30am-4:30pm
- Wed: 9:30am-7pm
- Sat: 9:30am-2:30pm
- Admission: Mon - Sat (no sightseeing on Sundays) Adult £15; Senior (60+) £12; Student £12; Child (11-18) £6; Family (2+1) £30
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Get there just before sundown to watch impossibly gorgeous golden light fill the abbey's massive space.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: At nearly 1,000 years old Westminster Abbey has maintained its place among London's most iconic religious structures.
- Historic Sites: "Come with some time to walk around both the abbey and the surrounding area, including taking in the houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Churchill's war rooms."
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Westminster Abbey is the heart of power even in Britain today, just across the road from parliament and the place for coronations and royal weddings.