What To Expect
Explore Westminster Abbey, a must-see gothic masterpiece located in the heart of London. Originally occupied by Benedictine monks sometime in the tenth century, the attraction boasts a rich history that spans over a thousand years.
Admire the intricate stained glass of the cathedral, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the United Kingdom and see the Coronation Chair which was made originally for King Edward I in 1296. The chair is one of the oldest piece of furniture that is currently being used for coronations and has been witness to coronations of every monarch since 1308.
Visit the Poets' Corner, an area named as such mainly because of the writers and poets buried here including Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. Located at the south transept of the abbey, corner is also holds many memorial stones and busts dedicated to the likes of William Shakespeare and poet laureate Ted Hughes.
Also buried in the abbey is seventeen monarchs including George II, which makes it a place of monumental British history.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 09:30 to 15:30
Wednesday - 09:30 to 18:00
Saturday - 09:30 to 13:30
Sunday - Closed
There will be no entry between 12:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Fridays.
The Abbey closes for visiting one hour after the above entry times.
On 05, 07, 10 and 24 November, Westminster Abbey will be closed.
Special hours will apply on 01 November (09:30 - 12:00) and 23 November (13:00 - 18:00).
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge.
Please be reminded that the Westminster Abbey is a fully working church and is subject to closures at short notice.
During the peak months of July and August, please expect longer queues.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 hours and 30 minutes