Photography in the Abbey

Visitors to Westminster Abbey are welcome to take personal photographs in the church but we ask that you do not use a flash or take pictures during services.

If you are planning to take photographs during your visit, please note the following restrictions:

  • Photography is not permitted at any time during services, including any services that run alongside tourist visiting.
  • Video recording, flash photography, extra lighting, selfie sticks and tripods are not permitted.
  • Photography of children and young people is prohibited without consent of the accompanying adult.
  • Professional photography is only permitted on the approval of our Press Office.
  • Photography is not permitted at any time in the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, St Faith’s Chapel or The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions about photography during your visit to the Abbey.

Photo gallery

This gallery includes a number of professional-quality, high-resolution images of Westminster Abbey which you are free to download and use on a personal, non-commercial basis.

Requests for any public, commercial or professional use of these images should be made via email to the Press Office.