Public worship will resume in the Abbey from 3rd December, and we will be open for visiting on selected days from 11th December.
In the meantime, the Abbey remains open for individual prayer and you are welcome to visit at the following times:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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’re generally open Monday to Saturday for visiting, and hold regular services to which all are welcome. We have a very short prayer on the hour for our visitors to pause and reflect.
We will re-open with revised visiting hours from 11th December 2020. Please check our opening times for more information. At present access to The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries and our side chapels (including those in the Lady Chapel) is not possible due to social distancing guidelines.
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
Our kiosk serves light snacks and hot and cold drinks. The kiosk is open from 9.00am - 5.00pm on the days the Abbey is open for general visiting. The Cellarium Café and Restaurant will re-open soon.Take a break
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
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 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'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.
I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.