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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey will re-open for sightseeing visitors from Friday 21st May.

In the meantime, we remain open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services. We are also open for individual prayer from 10:30am - 12:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

We will have limited opening hours - please check our opening times for the day you wish to visit. Timed priority entry is offered to all tickets booked via our website.

Association Members don’t need to pre-book, but simply present their membership card on arrival at the ticket desk. Sometimes we’re closed for special services or events, so please check our opening times for the day you intend to visit so you don’t miss out.

At present access to side chapels (including those in the Lady Chapel) and The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries is not possible due to social distancing guidelines. The maximum group size is six people, in line with government guidance.

Entry times and opening hours

We close for visiting one hour after last entry.

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Friday, 23rd April 2021
The Abbey is completely closed on this day

Ticket Prices

A multimedia guide is available and can be purchased via our website or at the Abbey - excluding Wednesday Lates.

Association members
Adults
Buy online - £18 Buy tickets
Children
Buy online - £7 Buy tickets
Families - 1 adult and 1 child
Buy online - £18 Buy tickets
Multimedia Guide
Buy online - £5 Buy online

Other ways to visit

You are welcome to visit us for individual prayer. Entry is via the Great West Door. There is no charge for individual pray

The Abbey is currently closed for general visiting but we remain open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services if you are able to travel here safely within current government guidelines. 

Check our coronavirus page for more information about worshipping with us at this time.

Be sure to check service times before your visit and use the Great West Door entrance of the Abbey. We do not charge for attending a daily service. Check our coronavirus page for more information about visiting us at this time.

We welcome serving clergy in the UK to the Abbey without charge during visiting hours.

Please use the Great West Door entrance.

For more information about visiting clergy please contact:

Tiggy Sawbridge, Canons' PA
020 7654 4805
[email protected]

We offer free admission for residents of the City of Westminster, using the City Save card.

Please visit Westminster City Save for full terms and conditions.

Be sure to bring your City Save card with you when you visit us.

Entry is granted to Westminster City Save card holders on a space-available basis, depending on capacity within the Abbey. Card holders will need to present their City Save card on entry and will be asked to provide contact details for NHS Test & Trace.

We offer free entry to UK Armed Forces personnel and up to 4 family members, on production of valid ID.

Entry is granted to UK Armed Forces personnel on a space-available basis, depending on capacity within the Abbey. Visitors will need to present their current ID on entry and will be asked to provide contact details for NHS Test & Trace.

It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.

Martin - The Dean’s Verger

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