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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is not currently open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy are continuing to worship and pray, in-line with government guidance. They are also producing a podcast to mark key liturgical events.

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What to see and do

With the Abbey’s rich history, there are many parts of it you’ll want to see when you visit. Explore the most popular spots to find out which area interests you most.

Poets' Corner

Poets' Corner

in the south transept

The colourful flags of the Knights of the Order Bath hanging above the wooden stalls in the Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey

The Lady Chapel

at the eastern end of the church

A medieval wooden door ajar revealing a small chamber with benches and a stone altar with a crucifix and candles

Pyx Chamber

off the east cloister

Bronze effigy of Henry III, wearing a crown, his head resting on a pillow

Royal Tombs

the eastern end of the church

Red lamps in the Quire of Westminster Abbey

The Quire

in the centre of the church

An intersection of two parts of the Cloisters showing arched roofing, paving stones and numerous graves and memorials


accessible via Dean’s Yard or the church

Chapter House

Chapter House

in the east cloister

Yellow daffodils in bloom with Westminster Abbey behind

College Garden

accessible through the cloisters

I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.

Pamela - Rector's Secretary

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