Summer Festival 2021

We’ve lined up lots for you to do at the Abbey this summer and there’s something for everyone.

A family taking a selfie outside the Abbey

What's happening?

From July to September we’ve got behind-the scenes tours, live music, family fun and open-air events. Browse all the events on offer.

The Library at Westminster Abbey

Hidden Highlights

We’re opening up new places for this tour, including the Great Sacristy, which was revealed recently in the Abbey’s grounds; the Jerusalem Chamber; the Library, and the tour will end in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

Hidden Highlights tickets
Prince William and Catherine Middleton at the altar at Westminster Abbey

Inside the Royal Wedding

We’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding with a new tour, which includes a visit to where the Wedding Register was signed, and other special locations.

Inside the Royal Wedding tickets

Family fun

We’ve got art & craft sessions, special tours, storytelling and hands on handling of historic objects. Plus, an exhibition by artist, Coco Sato as part of South West Fest.

Family Day: Carnival of the Animals

Family Day: Carnival of the Animals

Saturday, 28th August 2021

9.00am - 3.00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

An illustration of a mixed race family

Holiday Highlights

24th July - 31st August 2021

The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Open-air events

You can enjoy Shakespeare or a movie night on the lawn of one of London’s most hidden locations, Dean’s Yard.

Luna Cinema: The Greatest Showman

Luna Cinema: The Greatest Showman

Saturday, 31st July 2021

7.30pm (doors open)
Dean's Yard
£13.50 - £18

Luna Cinema: Notting Hill

Luna Cinema: Notting Hill

Sunday, 1st August 2021

7.30pm (doors open)
Dean's Yard
£13.50 - £18

An outdoor performance of Much Ado About Nothing

Illyria – Much Ado About Nothing

26th & 27th August 2021

6.30pm (doors open) - 9.45pm
Dean's Yard
£9 - £15

Abbey Lates

See the Abbey after hours, and enjoy a drink in the Cloisters with live music including chill mixes and folksy blues.

Summer Sessions: Simeon Hammond Dallas

Summer Sessions: Simeon Hammond Dallas

Wednesday, 4th August 2021

4.00pm - 8.00pm
The Abbey
£7 - £18

Summer Sessions: Joncan Kavlakoglu

Summer Sessions: Joncan Kavlakoglu

Wednesday, 18th August 2021

4.00pm - 8.00pm
The Abbey
£7 - £18

Summer Sessions: Organ Lates

Summer Sessions: Organ Lates

14th July - 25th August 2021

The Abbey
£7 - £18

Live music

There’s performances by our talented organists and some of the UK’s best brass bands take up residence in College Garden.

A collection of organ stops

Summer Organ Festival: Peter Holder

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021

7.00pm - 8.00pm
The Abbey
£15

Brass on the Grass: lunchtime concerts

Brass on the Grass: lunchtime concerts

28th July - 8th September 2021

College Garden
Free

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