Visiting during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is open for worship and visiting but social distancing, mask wearing and COVID hygiene practices are still in place.

Services and times

Visiting us

Find out how you can currently visit us, discover when we are open and book tickets.

Visit us

Visiting and worshipping safely

When you're in the Abbey, please follow the instructions of our staff and take note of the signs. For your safety, there is a one-way route through the Abbey.

We ask that you watch our video before you visit us.

Stay safe when you visit us

Stay safe when you visit us

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Stay safe when you visit us (BSL version)

Stay safe when you visit us (BSL version)

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When you’re in the Abbey

When you’re in the Abbey

  • Please ensure that you keep two metres apart from others at all times. We have socially distanced chairing available if you wish to sit down.
  • Keep your hands clean. A hand cleansing station is available as you enter and exit.
  • You must wear a face mask whilst inside the Abbey and the Abbey Shop.
  • If you need help during your visit, please speak to our staff.
Things you need to know

Things you need to know

  • Anyone is welcome to the Abbey but please don’t visit us if you have the symptoms of COVID-19. Follow the guidance on the NHS website if you think you may be unwell.
  • In line with the Government's COVID-19 Test and Trace programme, contact details for all visitors and service attendees will be taken and held on file for a period of 21 days. Your details will only be used, if necessary, in conjunction with the Test and Trace programme and Westminster Abbey will not process this data for any other purpose.
  • Access to side chapels and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries is not possible due to social distancing guidelines.

Attending a service

At this time, we are asking our congregations to adhere to social distancing measures in the church. We are also limiting the number of people who can attend our services. To avoid disappointment, please arrive well before the advertised start time. Please note that you will need to book tickets for some of our Sunday services.

Worship with us

Service times

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Thursday, 17th June 2021
Samuel, Canon of Westminster, 1906-13, and Henrietta Barnett, social reformers, 1913 and 1936
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Ayleward Responses
Wood in E flat No 2
Stanford O for a closer walk with God

View Order of Service

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Some Sunday services require free tickets booked in advance.

We're Good to Go

We've been awarded Visit England's official kite mark to show that we're following Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

We've also been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council's Safe Travels stamp to show that we are a COVID-safe venue.