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)
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]
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
|Monday, 17th May 2021|
|5.00pm||Evensong with the Installation of Sir Kenneth Olisa as High Bailiff||Quire|
|sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey||
|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
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
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