Photo: Jennifer Boyer

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

Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day.

The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation’s history are buried or commemorated.

Every year, Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building. Thousands more join for worship at the daily services.


20 Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA
Tel: +44(0)20 7222 5152
Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.30 – 16.30 (last admission 15.30pm)
Wednesday, 9.30 – 19.00 (last admission 18.00)
Saturday, 9.30 – 14.30 (last admission 13.30)
Sunday, Worship only, No Tourist Visiting