The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy, privately and following guidance given, will sustain the worship of a building that has been a witness to God’s grace and glory for over a thousand years.Find out more
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 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 or collect your items at the Abbey.Visit our shop
Even our gardens are historic, with the oldest said to have been cultivated for 900 years. There are four gardens open for you to enjoy from Tuesday to Thursday.The story of the gardens
You receive a free multimedia guide when you visit the Abbey during normal opening hours. The guide is available in 14 languages plus visually impaired tours. You can easily download the guide to your phone or mobile device.Find out more
For 90 minutes, you'll be guided by one of the Abbey’s vergers. Running several times a day, these tours are in English only and include 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.Take a tour
Having a daily relationship with a 1000 year old garden is a joy.