Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building. Thousands more join us for worship at our daily services. The Abbey is in the heart of London. Once inside audio guides are available in 12 languages or there is the highly-popular verger-led tour.
Visit Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years and an essential part of any trip to London.
Open for worship only
Westminster Abbey is usually open to visitors from Monday to Saturday throughout the year. On Sundays and religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas, the Abbey is open for worship only. All are welcome and it is free to attend services.
Getting to the Abbey
Westminster Abbey is in the heart of London - next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Closest tube stations are St James' Park and Westminster.
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