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General information

We’re open to visitors most days, but as Westminster Abbey is a living working church, we may need to close some areas off to the public at times.

You can view our full opening times to see which areas are open on the day you visit.

General opening times
Monday-Friday: 9.30am-3.30pm
Wednesday Lates: 4.30pm-6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am-3.00pm (May to August)
Saturday: 9.00am-1.00pm (September to April)
Sunday: Open for services

How to get to the Abbey

The Chapter Office, Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA

Underground

Westminster (Jubilee, District & Circle Lines)
St. James’s Park (District and Circle Lines)

National Rail

London Victoria (0.8 miles)
London Waterloo (0.8 miles)

Buses

Find your best journey via the Transport for London website

Plan your visit

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Our plan your visit page has everything you need to know about visiting the Abbey.

Plan your visit

Attend a service

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For a unique experience, attend one of the Abbey’s daily services – check the listing to find one that suits you.

Service listings

Inside the Abbey

At the heart of the nation

A place for worship, celebration and ceremony, many of Britain’s most significant historic moments of the past one thousand years have happened here. Since 1066, the Abbey has hosted every coronation, and is the final resting place for the great kings, queens, poets, musicians, scientists and politicians of our past. We’d love you to come and take a look.

Our history
Welcome to the Abbey

Welcome to the Abbey

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Poets' Corner

Poets' Corner

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Kings, queens and royal visits

The Abbey has hosted many of Britain’s most significant historic events. It has been the coronation church since 1066, and we’ve held 16 royal weddings. 30 kings and queens are buried here.

Royalty

Famous names of the Abbey

More than 3,000 famous people are buried and many others commemorated in the Abbey, including kings and queens, writers, musicians, scientists, politicians, and noblemen and women.

Support Us

Support from our visitors and donors helps us care for the Abbey and keeps us open as a living working church. We are independent and receive no funding from the Church, the Government or, the Crown. So, your help really counts.

How you can help
Support Us

It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.

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