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Discover over ten centuries of British history in a building in the heart of London where worship takes place every day.Visit the Abbey
Visitors can book tickets for dates in July and August and visit the many areas of the Abbey as before.
We are also open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services. You can also attend individual prayer from 10:30am – 1:00pm, Monday – Saturday, but this is subject to change.
Some COVID hygiene guidance remains in place.
Benedictine monks founded Westminster Abbey in 960AD. To this day, we retain a tradition of Christian worship and welcome.
The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.Explore the Abbey's history
Our library and muniment room houses our extensive and historic collections of books, manuscripts, archival material, photographs and more. If you want to use these for research, you’re welcome to make an appointment.Use our Library
At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.