Westminster Abbey  

 
 
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Open Sundays for services.
 
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On the door: £18 (Adult), £15 (Concessions), £44 (Family), £8 (Under 18s) | Entry includes admission to the museum and cloisters
 

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Westminster AbbeyMost famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is also both the coronation and burial site of many a past British monarch. Elizabeth I, Mary I, Mary II, Edward the Confessor, Edward I, Edward III, Edward VI, Henry III, Henry V, Henry VII, James I, George II, Richard II, Charles II and William III are all buried in wonderful Westminster Abbey. And there's some speculation over whether the remains of Edward V (murdered by Richard III?) is among the 17 monarchs who rest here - DNA testing has proved inconclusive. That aside, every one of these royal deaths tells a story and where better to relive it than in this world-famous medieval abbey. The setting for almost every coronation since 1066 - 38 to be precise - the abbey has also formed the burial ground for statesmen, scientists, musicians and poets. Approximately, 3,300 people are said to have been buried in the church, including Chaucer, Sir Isaac Newton, Laurence Olivier and Charles Dickens. Stunning Gothic architecture, the fascinating literary history represented by Poets' Corner, the artistic talent that went into the statues, murals, paintings and tombs and the fantastic stained glass combine to make Westminster Abbey the most enduringly stunning of London's churches and a treasure trove of royal history.

 

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Westminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & ServicesWestminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & ServicesWestminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & ServicesPack inside one of London's most famous landmarks for an old-fashioned service to take you right through to Christmas Day. Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of royal and religious life in Britain since the time of William the Conqueror, who was crowned here on Christmas Day 1066 following the successful Norman invasion of the British Isles. 2018-12-02T00:00:00+00002018-12-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  Various, some are Free with no need to book while others are ticketed
DATES  2nd to 25th December 2018
Pack inside one of London's most famous landmarks for an old-fashioned service to take you right through to Christmas Day. Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of royal and religious life in Britain since the time of William the Conqueror, who was crowned here on Christmas Day 1066 following the successful Norman invasion of the British Isles. ... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Westminster Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
2 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Conrad London St. James
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £174  28% off
22-28 Broadway, SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
With Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park and the Thames all on its doorstep, Conrad London St. James is the ideal option for ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  27% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £123  40% off
45-51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
When it was built in 1897, this gloriously luxurious hotel was the London home for visiting aristocrats from throughout the world. Now, with its location in ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 1 minute from Westminster Abbey
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of only ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine 16th ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect James ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Westminster Abbey

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Westminster Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre beyond. ... More
 
 
 
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Downing Street
London > Attractions >
Downing Street, SW1A | 6 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Best known for the house at no. 10, Downing Street is at the heart of Westminster and British politics. Closed to members of the public, the ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Westminster Abbey

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Kosmos Ensemble
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 15th November 2018 - 1.05pm
Westminster Abbey, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The trio performs a combination of tango, Gypsy, Balkan and Japanese music....More
 
 
 
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Peter Sheppard Skaerved & Michael Hersch
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 15th November 2018 - 7.30pm
Westminster Abbey, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The violinist and the composer-pianist, joined by pianist Roderick Chadwick, perform Michael Hersch's Zwischen Leben Und Tod '22 Pieces After Images By Peter Weiss'....More
 
 
 
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Fulham Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 17th November 2018 - 7.30pm
Westminster Abbey, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Marc Dooley conducts Mahler's Symphony No 1 and excerpts from Wagner's Gotterdammerung: Dawn, Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Death And Funeral March and Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Westminster Abbey

Near Westminster Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Westminster Abbey

The best shops and markets near Westminster Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cardinal Place Shopping Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 11 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Cardinal Place is a snazzy modern shopping venue in Victoria. Housed under a curvaceous, new-age glass capsule it has become something of a visual icon in ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Westminster Abbey

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cinnamon Club
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
The Old Westminster Library, 30 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Set in the magnificent Old Westminster Library, The Cinnamon Club has a dignified, traditional vibe. The imposing setting is the height of late Victorian taste, and ... More
 
 
 
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Quirinale
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
North Court, 1 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Quirinale is an upmarket Italian consistently voted by Harden's and Zagat as one of the top three Italian restaurants in London. "It is smart without being ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Westminster Abbey

Near Westminster Abbey
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 18 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 20 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 23 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Westminster Abbey

The best pubs near London Westminster Abbey.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 4 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Westminster Abbey
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Westminster Abbey

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Westminster Abbey.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Abbey
London > Business > Venue Hire
Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Westminster Abbey
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 1100 people.... More
 
 
 
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Central Hall Westminster
London > Business > Venue Hire
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
 
 
 
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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Westminster Abbey
Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
 
 
 

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved & Michael Hersch
Concerts | On 15th November 2018 

St John's Smith Square 4 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

The violinist and the composer-pianist, joined by pianist Roderick Chadwick, perform Michael Hersch's Zwischen Leben Und Tod '22 Pieces After ...More

Kosmos Ensemble
Concerts | On 15th November 2018 

St John's Smith Square 4 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

The trio performs a combination of tango, Gypsy, Balkan and Japanese music....More

Repton Revealed: The Art of Landscape Gardening
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2019 

Garden Museum 8 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 9 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 
A Guide For The Homesick
Theatre | Until 24th November 2018 

Trafalgar Studios 10 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Ken Urban's erotic thriller that explores guilt and the cost of being a friend. Starring Douglas Booth as Jeremy and ...More

Edward Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

This exhibition, his first solo show at Tate since 1933, charts Burne-Jones's rise from an outsider with little formal art ...More

Jesse Darling: The Ballad Of Saint Jerome
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

The works by the artist deal with the vulnerability of the human body within the socio-political structures in which we ...More

Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 of his works in a ...More

 
Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture In Britain In The 1950s
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2019 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

An exhibition of the uncompromising sculpture that emerged in Britain after the Second World War, featuring younger artists including Lynn ...More

The Turner Prize 2018
The Turner Prize 2018
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Tate Britain 11 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey

The Tate's Turner Prize, set up in 1984, has been courting controversy ever since and in 2018 the works by ...More

 

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The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, with ...More

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A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London since 1937....More

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Concerts | From 2nd May 

The O2 Arena

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Concerts | On 11th December 

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Fabric Nightclub

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Parliament Square

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