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Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. Every year more than a million visitors from around the world come to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building. Thousands more come to worship at the daily services which are at the heart of life at the Abbey.
The Abbey is the burial place of many great men and women in history. In the Nave is the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, honouring not only the fallen of the First World War, but also the millions who have died since in international military conflict.
In Poets’ Corner, you will be surrounded by memorials to writers including William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and many others. Great scientists, musicians and politicians are also remembered in the Abbey, including Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, George Frederic Handel and Sir Winston Churchill.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 9.30am - 3.30pm
Wednesday - 9:30am - 6pm
Saturday - 9:30am-1:30pm
Sunday - Closed
Child Policy -
Children are aged 6-16 years of age inclusive
Children under 5 are free but must be accompanied by an adult
Important Info -
Monday to Friday – Due to daily service there will be no entry between 1200-1300. However visitors already in the Abbey do not need to leave during this time.
The Abbey is a fully working church therefore we are subject to closures at short notice. Please do check www.westminster-abbey.org/visit-us/opening-times before visiting.
To help make the most of your visit, an audio guide is offered free with your entry ticket. The tour is available in twelve languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese. The tour can be downloaded to your phone ahead of your visit, or you can pick up a hand-held guide when you arrive.
It is not possible to enter Westminster Abbey, either for worship or as a visitor, with large bulky items of luggage. Similarly, it is not possible to bring into services bags, rucksacks or suitcases that would not be classed as hand luggage on aircraft. Left luggage facilities are operated at Charing Cross and Victoria stations, both of which are within walking distance of the Abbey.
The Abbey is a working church please be aware before you visit that some of the areas may be dimly lit, much of the Abbey floor and steps are uneven so sensible footwear is advised also that there is low doorway access to some chapels.
Some areas of the Abbey are unavoidably inaccessible to people permanently confined to wheelchairs. Visitors should enter via the North Door, where there is a small ramped step.
Please note: that the Abbey will be closed on 5th, 7th, 10th and 24th November.
Special hours will apply on the following days:
1st November – 9.30-12.00
23rd November – 13 – 18.00
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- Opening Times: See website for exact attraction times.