Plan your visit

Each year, we welcome over a million visitors to experience this remarkable site. Founded in 960AD, with the current building over 700 years old, this living, working church is a place of worship, celebration and ceremony, and is steeped in British history.

We place the highest importance on the health, safety and well-being of our worshippers, visitors, staff and volunteers. In accordance with the latest government advice the Abbey is currently closed for tourist visiting. However, we remain open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services.


We will be open to visitors on selected days from Friday 21st May. Find out more about when you can visit us and how to book tickets.

Areas that are closed

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)


Individual prayer

We are open for individual prayer from 10:30am - 12:30pm, Monday to Saturday.


You can find out what services are currently scheduled by visiting the services and times page.


you have purchased tickets from this site which you can no longer use, please contact [email protected]

For other queries, please contact [email protected]

What to see and do at the Abbey

What to see and do at the Abbey

Here is our selection of Abbey highlights.

Top things to see and do

Tips from our team

We do everything we can to ensure that your visit is easy and enjoyable. If you have any questions, you should find the answer here - or ask our team of Marshals when you visit us.

Your questions answered


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Monday, 17th May 2021
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
5.00pm Evensong with the Installation of Sir Kenneth Olisa as High Bailiff Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Byrd Responses
Byrd Second Service
Monteverdi Cantate Domino

View Order of Service

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Some Sunday services require free tickets booked in advance.

Shop at the Abbey

Shop at the Abbey

We sell a range of merchandise inspired by the life, history, architecture of Westminster Abbey and its location in the heart of London. You can shop online and have your order shipped worldwide.

Visit our shop
Events at the Abbey

Events at the Abbey

We host a number of public events, including concerts, lectures, special services and family activities throughout the year. Many of these are free and open to the public.

What’s on today

Multimedia guide

Multimedia guides - available in 14 languages plus British Sign Language - are available to hire for £5 each. You can book these online with your ticket purchase or hire one on arrival.

Find out more

We're Good to Go

We've been awarded Visit England's official kite mark to show that we're following Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

We've also been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council's Safe Travels stamp to show that we are a COVID-safe venue.