20 Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PA
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- Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Education, History, Sightseeing
Expert review of Westminster Abbey
Welcome to 'the nation's Coronation church' where many famous royal ceremonies have taken place and the chapels and floors are filled with illustrious tombs and memorials commemorating many key figures in British history. While a visit here can make you feel rather 'processed', I always find it is rewarding. For many, the high points are Henry VII's Lady Chapel and Poets' Corner where some 40 authors are buried, starting with Geoffrey Chaucer in 1400. If you nose around you'll be rewarded with some unexpected discoveries - such as 'Britain's oldest door' (Chapter House) and eery funeral effigies of the once-so-mighty in the Abbey Museum.
Tickets cost £16 adult, £6 schoolchildren aged 11-18, concessions £13. This includes use of a somewhat perfunctory audioguide and entry to the museum.
More information on Westminster Abbey:
- Price guide:
- Historic site, Landmark / monument, Religious site
- 20 Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PA
- 020 7222 5152
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Mon-Tues, Thu-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Wed 9.30am-7.00pm, Sat 9.30am-2.30pm. Closed Sundays except for worship. Certain parts of the abbey are open for different periods - see the www.westminster-abbey.org for further details.