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Download photographs of Westminster Abbey

Photography is not permitted inside Westminster Abbey. We believe that the unique beauty and history of the Abbey are difficult to enjoy with the distractions which widespread photography would bring; and that photography would diminish the sacred and intimate atmosphere of a building which is, first and foremost, a living, working church.

We recognise however that many visitors will want to be able to obtain photographs of their visit. We have therefore created the photo gallery below, to which new images will be added from time to time. These pictures can be downloaded for personal use.

Our photography policy

A copy of the Abbey's full photography policy can be read here. We hope you will understand the reasons for this policy and that you will still take away with you many treasured memories of your time with us. All images are © Dean and Chapter of Westminster.

Press, commercial or professional use of these images

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

    Memorials in the North Transept

    Memorials in the North Transept

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The North Transept

    The North Transept

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Rose window in the North Transept

    Rose window in the North Transept

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Statue of William Wilberforce

    Statue of William Wilberforce

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The grave of Charles Darwin

    The grave of Charles Darwin

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Statue in the North Transept

    Statue in the North Transept

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Grave of the Unknown Warrior

    The Grave of the Unknown Warrior

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Grave of the Unknown Warrior in the Nave

    The Grave of the Unknown Warrior in the Nave

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Nave

    The Nave

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The ceiling and west window of the Nave

    The ceiling and west window of the Nave

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    West window in the Nave

    West window in the Nave

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Nave window

    Nave window

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Lantern ceiling

    Lantern ceiling

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Detail from the Cosmati Pavement

    Detail from the Cosmati Pavement

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Coronation Chair

    The Coronation Chair

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Coronation Chair in St George's Chapel

    The Coronation Chair in St George's Chapel

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Grave of William Wilberforce

    The Grave of William Wilberforce

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Henry V's Chantry Chapel

    Henry V's Chantry Chapel

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Henry VII's Lady Chapel

    Henry VII's Lady Chapel

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The High Altar and ceiling

    The High Altar and ceiling

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The High Altar and Cosmati Pavement

    The High Altar and Cosmati Pavement

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The High Altar in the Lady Chapel

    The High Altar in the Lady Chapel

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The High Altar - Altar screen

    The High Altar - Altar screen

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Inscription on Sir Isaac Newton's memorial

    Inscription on Sir Isaac Newton's memorial

    Memorial to William Shakespeare

    Memorial to William Shakespeare

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, from the side

    The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, from the side

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, from the front

    The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, from the front

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Benjamin Britten's memorial stone

    Benjamin Britten's memorial stone

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Memorials in Poets' Corner

    Memorials in Poets' Corner

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Memorial stones in Poet's Corner from above

    Memorial stones in Poet's Corner from above

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Memorial window to Oscar WIlde and Christopher Marlowe

    Memorial window to Oscar WIlde and Christopher Marlowe

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Quire

    The Quire

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Quire, looking east

    The Quire, looking east

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Quire, looking west

    The Quire, looking west

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The Quire screen

    The Quire screen

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Rose window in the South Transept

    Rose window in the South Transept

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Tomb of Queen Elizabeth I

    Tomb of Queen Elizabeth I

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Tomb of King Henry VII

    Tomb of King Henry VII

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Tomb of Mary Queen of Scots

    Tomb of Mary Queen of Scots

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Wall paintings in the south transept

    Wall paintings in the south transept

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The grave of Charles Dickens

    The grave of Charles Dickens

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    The bust of William Blake in the South Transept

    The bust of William Blake in the South Transept

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Memorial to George Frideric Handel

    Memorial to George Frideric Handel

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

    Memorial to Sir Isaac Newton

    Memorial to Sir Isaac Newton

    © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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.

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Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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