Visit the Abbey
We warmly welcome many visitors each year to discover over ten centuries of British history in this remarkable building.Book tickets
The Abbey will re-open for sightseeing visitors from Friday 21st May.
In the meantime, we remain open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services. We are also open for individual prayer from 10:30am - 12:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
Explore 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.
The Abbey will re-open for visiting from Friday 21st May and we look forward to welcoming you back.
We will have limited opening hours - please check our opening times for the day you wish to visit when booking your ticket.
At present access to side chapels (including those in the Lady Chapel) and The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries is not possible due to social distancing guidelines.
We’re open to visitors most days as of Friday 21st May, but as Westminster Abbey is a living working church, we may need to close some areas off to the public at times.
While we have social distancing in place, the following areas are closed to visitors:
- All the ambulatory side chapels
- Elizabeth I and Mary Tudor tombs
- Mary Queen of Scots tomb
- The Galleries (opening in July)
Friday 21st May: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Saturday 22nd May: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Friday 28th May: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 29th May: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Monday 31st May: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Friday 4th June: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 5th June: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Monday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th: 09:30am - 3.30pm
Tuesday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th: 09:30am - 3.30pm
Friday 11th, 18th, 25th: 09:30am - 3.30pm
Saturday 12th, 19th, 26th: 09:00am - 1:00pm
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)
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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
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
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.