Architecture outside The Westminster Abbey in London. Photo by alphacityguides.

Westminster Abbey

What we love…

  • The Lady Chapel, with it's fan-vaulted roof, is generally considered the last great masterpiece of English medieval architecture, and nick named The Abbey for short.
  • This Gothic beauty is around 1000 years old and holds a ton of British history.
  • The church still operates today with three daily worship periods (morning, noon, and night) along with additional services to mark anniversaries or special dates within the nation, which the public is welcome to attend.
  • There is a museum inside where you'll find loads of artifacts such as paintings, stained glass windows, textiles, sculpture, and even the buried remains of a few Royal monarchs and aristocrats.
  • The Abbey's admission includes an audio tour which, unless you're a history buff, helps you make sense of 1000 years of royal history.


  • Last admission is 1 hour before closing time and there is usually a line, so give yourself a little extra time.

Average: 3.2 (6 votes)

Hours & Location

Westminster Abbey
Mon - Tue: 9:30-16:30
Wed: 9:30-19:00
Thu - Fri: 9:30-16:30
Sat: 9:30-14:30
  • 20 Dean's Yard Westminster
    SW1P 3PA London , London
    United Kingdom
    Phone: +44 020 7222 5152