Called 'A Series of Surprises' because of its unique architecture, mosaics and marble decorations. Westminster Cathedral was begun in 1895. Its origins go back much further, being designed in the early Christian Byzantine style by the Victorian architect, John Francis Bentley. The Cathedral was conceived to be built quickly with inside decorations added as funds became available. The structure was completed in 1903. Brick built the vast domed interior has the widest and highest nave in England and is decorated with mosaics plus 125 varieties of marble.
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Cathedral opens shortly before the first Mass of the day; doors close at 19:00, Monday - Saturday, with occasional exceptions.
On Sunday evenings, the Cathedral closes after the 19:00 Mass. On Public and Bank holidays the Cathedral closes at 17:30pm in the afternoon.
Information Desk is located at the back of the nave in the Cathedral and is open daily from 10:00 - 17:00.
Giftshop is open Monday - Friday from 09:30 - 05:15, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 16:45.
Viewing Gallery is open daily from 09:30 - 12:30, and from 13:00 - 17:00.
Victoria Street, London, SW1P 1QW
For More Information:
+44 (0)20 7798 9055
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Victoria StreetLondonSW1P 1QW
- +44 (0)20 7798 9055
- Public transport:
- 250 yards from station on the right-hand side of Victoria Street.
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