Westminster Abbey  

 
 
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Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Open Sundays for services.
 
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On the door: £18 (Adult), £15 (Concessions), £44 (Family), £8 (Under 18s) | Entry includes admission to the museum and cloisters
 

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Westminster AbbeyMost famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is also both the coronation and burial site of many a past British monarch. Elizabeth I, Mary I, Mary II, Edward the Confessor, Edward I, Edward III, Edward VI, Henry III, Henry V, Henry VII, James I, George II, Richard II, Charles II and William III are all buried in wonderful Westminster Abbey. And there's some speculation over whether the remains of Edward V (murdered by Richard III?) is among the 17 monarchs who rest here - DNA testing has proved inconclusive. That aside, every one of these royal deaths tells a story and where better to relive it than in this world-famous medieval abbey. The setting for almost every coronation since 1066 - 38 to be precise - the abbey has also formed the burial ground for statesmen, scientists, musicians and poets. Approximately, 3,300 people are said to have been buried in the church, including Chaucer, Sir Isaac Newton, Laurence Olivier and Charles Dickens. Stunning Gothic architecture, the fascinating literary history represented by Poets' Corner, the artistic talent that went into the statues, murals, paintings and tombs and the fantastic stained glass combine to make Westminster Abbey the most enduringly stunning of London's churches and a treasure trove of royal history.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Westminster Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
2 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £174  29% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  21% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £103  35% off
45-51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
When it was built in 1897, this gloriously luxurious hotel was the London home for visiting aristocrats from throughout the world. Now, with its location in ... More
 
 
 
 
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Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Westminster Abbey
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
 
 
 
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St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine 16th ... More
 
 
 
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The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect James ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Westminster Abbey
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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors ... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre beyond. ... More
 
 
 
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the British ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 18th February 2018 - 4pm
Westminster Abbey, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Abbey, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Septura
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 20th February 2018 - 7.30pm
Westminster Abbey, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Westminster Abbey

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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 11 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
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The Cinnamon Club
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
The Old Westminster Library, 30 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Quirinale
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
North Court, 1 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 18 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 20 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 23 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Two Chairmen Public House
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39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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The Tapster
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3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
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Meeting venue hire near Westminster Abbey

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Westminster Abbey.
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Westminster Abbey
London > Business > Venue Hire
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 1100 people.... More
 
 
 
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Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
 
 
 
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
 
 
 

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Why Patterns'
Concerts | On 18th February 2018 

St John's Smith Square 4 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Flautist Jenni Hogan, percussionist, George Barton, piano and celesta player Siwan Rhys and the violinists Clemens Merkel and Alissa Cheung ...More

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Concerts | On 18th February 2018 

St John's Smith Square 4 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

The group, plus vocal ensemble Exaudi, perform Salvatore Sciarrino's Lo Spazio Inverso, Kurtag's 'An/A' from Holderlin-Gesange No 1 For Solo ...More

Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 11th March 2018 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 9 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth and must prove his innocence in director Lucy ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists such as Money, Tissot ...More

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London
The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London delves into an overlooked chapter in the Impressionist story. Hosted by Tate Britain, it ...More

 
Marguerite Humeau: Echoes
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

A large-scale installation by the London-based, French artist, exploring the lethal powers of nature by evoking the death of Cleopatra ...More

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The Vaults, Arch 233 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

A Brilliant Everything's first presentation, cultivating an intimate show about gigantic themes....More

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Concerts | Until 18th March 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

A soul-singer performs in the back of a van, to a handful of people, for 15 minutes....More

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The Vaults, Arch 233 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

When their team disbands after a devastating loss, three professional gamers are thrown back into a life that never made ...More

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