Explore a place rich in history
The Abbey is a place that's touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, poets, priests, heroes and villains since 960AD. Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the resting place of more than 3,000 great Britons.
Welcome to the Abbey
We warmly welcome many visitors each year to discover over ten centuries of British history in this remarkable building.
We’re open to visitors most days, but as Westminster Abbey is a living working church, we may need to close some areas off to the public at times and offer reduced opening hours.
General opening times
Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 3.30pm (last entry)
Sunday: Open for services
For 90 minutes, you'll be personally guided by one of the Abbey’s vergers. This tour includes a visit to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor (not open to general visitors) as well as the royal tombs, Poets’ Corner, the Lady Chapel and the Nave.Verger-guided tour information
How to get to the Abbey
The Chapter Office, Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA
Westminster (Jubilee, District & Circle Lines)
St. James’s Park (District and Circle Lines)
London Victoria (0.8 miles)
London Waterloo (0.8 miles)
Find your best journey via the Transport for London website
Inside the Abbey
At the heart of the nation
A place for worship, celebration and ceremony, many of Britain’s most significant historic moments of the past one thousand years have happened here. Since 1066, the Abbey has hosted every coronation, and is the final resting place for the great kings, queens, poets, musicians, scientists and politicians of our past. We’d love you to come and take a look.Our history
Famous names of the Abbey
More than 3,000 famous people are buried and many others commemorated in the Abbey, including kings and queens, writers, musicians, scientists, politicians, and noblemen and women.
Support from our visitors and donors helps us care for the Abbey and keeps us open as a living working church. We are independent and receive no funding from the Church, the Government or, the Crown. So, your help really counts.How you can help