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London: Westminster Abbey Entry Ticket

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An absolutely essential part of any visit to London, Westminster Abbey is one of the city’s most iconic buildings. With your ticket, explore a thousand years of history and marvel at the exquisite Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass.

Highlights

  • Explore Westminster Abbey, one of London’s most iconic buildings
  • Discover where an impressive 17 monarchs are buried
  • Marvel at exquisite Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass
  • See the Coronation Chair and the memorials in Poets’ Corner

Description

A visit to the iconic Westminster Abbey is an essential addition to any trip to London. Boasting a rich history that spans over one thousand years, the site was originally occupied by Benedictine monks in the middle of the tenth century. Here you can feast your eyes on imperious Gothic architecture and some of the most beautiful stained glass in the UK as you explore this monumental site in British history.   See the Coronation Chair, the oldest piece of furniture in the country that is currently used for its original purpose, created for King Edward I in 1296. The throne has played host to the coronation of every single monarch since 1308. Queen Victoria was crowned here, as well as Elizabeth II, the current reigning Queen. Pay your respects at Poets' Corner, a section of the south transept of the abbey, so-called due to the large amount of writers and poets buried there. Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy are but a few of the famous wordsmiths who reside here. The corner is also decorated with many memorial stones and busts dedicated to the likes of William Shakespeare and the poet laureate Ted Hughes.

Includes

Westminster Abbey entrance ticket
Multi-media guide (available to rent on the day for £5 per person)

Important Information

  • For the remainder of 2020, there is no access to the side chapels including the Lady Chapel
  • The price excludes the multi-media guide. Visitors can purchase the multi-media guide on the day for an additional £5 per person
  • In order to gain entrance to Westminster Abbey you must print your ticket. All redeemable tickets or vouchers must be printed and exchanged at the entry
  • A security search exists on entry for all visitors
  • Westminster Abbey is a working church and subject to occasional closures due to special services and events

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