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Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - Westminster Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history.

Every year, the Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building - the coronation church of England. Audio guides are available in eleven languages or there is the highly-popular verger-led tour.

Audio guides are free with individual entry tickets and the tour takes around one hour. The English-language tour is narrated by the actor Jeremy Irons and audio guides are also available in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.

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Adult Ticket: From £20.00 (USD29.27) per ticket
Child Ticket: From £9.00 (USD13.17) per ticket

Child under 5 free.

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Opening Times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

09:30 - 15:30


09:30 - 18:00


September - April - 09:30 - 13:30

May - August - 09:30 - 15:30

Dedicated to the celebration and commemoration of national events and royal occasions, the Abbey may sometimes have to close to visitors at short notice. Please either visit our website www.westminster-abbey.org or call 020 7222 5152 before your visit to check for any changes to our opening times.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
+44 (0)20 7222 5152
Public transport:
Tube: Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle lines) and St James's Park (District and Circle lines). The Abbey can be found on the south side of Parliament Square. Buses: 11, 24, 88, 148, 211.


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Hearing loop system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Additional Accessible Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Accessible Parking Facilities
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps with handrail within building
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Picnic site
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
Offers charity rates
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available
Traveller cheques accepted

For comprehensive independently assessed accessible information for Westminster Abbey, please see the DisabledGo website

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Top 5 reviews of Westminster Abbey

5.0 out of 5 29 May 2016
by A. M.

Such an amazing place with so much history! Came here for a private event in the evening and had full access to the entire cathedral. Got to walk around and explore all the amazing tombs and architecture. This is definitely a must see for anyone visiting London.more

5.0 out of 5 15 May 2016
by Carolina B.

A must-see in London! Worth a trip for architectural gurus, history fanatics, and tourists in general. It is home to not just coronations and royal weddings, but tombs of some of the most famous names such as Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Edward the Confessor, Elizabeth I, the Unknown Warrior, and the like. It's a lot bigger than it looks, so give yourself plenty of time to explore. There is...more

5.0 out of 5 11 May 2016
by Michelle M.

Westminster Abby is absolutely stunning!! I had no idea I'd love it so much, but I did. I was in complete awe the entire time I was in the Abby!! If you buy a London Pass, this is also included. Be forewarned -- they are either closed or only open for a couple hours on Sundays, so plan your visit for another day during the week.

I'd recommend spending at least two hours here just to wonder...more

5.0 out of 5 22 February 2016
by Bonnie E.

Some twelve years since my last visit, but memories are made of this.

Definitely venture within if:

- you are interested in the monarchy or have regard for architecture or

- you desire to see the final resting places of royalty, poets, writers, scientists (from Darwin to Dickens interred here) etc ..because then, "can't miss" and even a steep fee, I would find worth it.

For me, two...more

5.0 out of 5 17 February 2016
by Larissa G.

Located in the central section of London, right next to Parliament and Elizabeth Tower (home to Big Ben the bell), Westminster Abbey is one of those places you have to visit at least once if you visit London, to get a taste of the history this city has been built on. And if you're like me, you'll be back after that 1st visit, just to take it all in again!

"Living history" is a great term for...more

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