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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’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.

Our visiting hours are different at the moment, please check our opening times for more information.

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.

Services

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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
8.30am Morning Prayer Nave
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
4.00pm Evening Prayer Nave
The Book of Common Prayer

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge.

Food & drink at the Abbey

Food & drink at the Abbey

Our kiosk serves light snacks and hot and cold drinks, every Monday to Saturday. The Cellarium Café and Terrace will re-open soon.

Take a break
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 or collect your items at the Abbey.

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

You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.

Gerlinde - Abbey Marshal

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