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Long reads

Westminster Abbey has long been a place for international celebration and remembrance. Find out more about some of those we've commemorated.

Royalty and famous people

More than 3,300 people are buried and many others commemorated at Westminster Abbey. This has also been the setting for every coronation since 1066, and for many other royal occasions, including 16 weddings.

Abbey in Wartime

The Abbey suffered damage during World War Two, but daily worship continued.

How the Abbey survived

The Royal Air Force Chapel

A chapel dedicated to the men of the Royal Air Force who died in the Battle of Britain.

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It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.

Valerie - Foundation Director

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