- Cultural & historical sites
What you'll do
Enjoy access to Westminster Abbey, the site of the Royal Wedding, Britain's official coronation church and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit Westminster Abbey with The London Pass®
- Includes a free multimedia guide
- Visit Kate and Wills' wedding venue, Westminster Abbey, the coronation church of the British monarchy since the 11th Century.
Just a short walk from the Thames, Westminster Abbey is a must-see and a significant structure in British history. This beautiful gothic church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with many visitors to London. Complete with paintings, stained glass windows, and other religious artifacts, Westminster Abbey owns the most important collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in Britain.
Westminster Abbey highlights
Sermons – the life of the abbey revolves around worship; Morning Prayer, Evensong, and the Eucharist. The services are open to the public of any religious denomination.
Music – Westminster Abbey has been actively musical since the monks of the tenth century, to the daily choir singers of today, the Choir of Westminster Abbey. The earliest pair of organs were installed in 1304 in the Lady Chapel. Some of the most celebrated British musicians, organists, singers and composers have been linked to the Abbey throughout their careers.
Bell Ringing – since the first established bell ringing group in 1255, the Brethren of the Guild of Westminster, the bell ringers of today are comprised of a volunteer group who ring on special occasions such as saint’s days, church festivals, and Royal and Abbey anniversaries.
Flag Days – on top of the North Tower, constructed between 1722 and 1745, sits a flag pole that flies various flags throughout the year for different occasions. The flags consist of; the Commonwealth Nations, the Flag of St Peter, the Abbey Flag, the Union Flag, the Flags of the National Saints, the Royal Air Force Flag, and the Royal Standard.
Notre Dame de Paris, The Augmented Exhibition: 7th February – 1st June 2024
Discover the immersive Notre Dame de Paris exhibition on its world tour. Uncover the history of the Gothic French masterpiece on an interactive journey, already taken by over 300,000 global visitors. See Notre Dame brought back to its former glory and learn about the ongoing restoration project. Featuring HistoPad™—a portable, touch-screen tablets, a virtual treasure hunt for children and narration in 13 languages, this exhibition is not one to miss on a trip to Westminster Abbey.
Why you need Westminster Abbey tickets
If you're planning on visiting London, Westminster Abbey is an iconic landmark that should be on your list. With The London Pass®, you can opt for Westminster Abbey tickets and streamline your visit, allowing you to fully explore the history and beauty of this gothic church. Visiting Westminster Abbey is a great opportunity to see where coronations, royal weddings, and state funerals take place. With over a thousand years of fascinating history, Westminster Abbey offers an unforgettable experience. Start planning your visit to London and save with access to over 100 attraction with The London Pass®!
Westminster Abbey facts
- In 2011 it was the venue for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
- It’s been the nation’s Coronation church since the crowning of William the Conqueror in 1066.
- The previous monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was crowned on King Edward’s Chair, as has every monarch since 1308.
- There are 450 tombs and monuments in the Abbey.
- The Chapter House has one of the country's oldest doors dating back to 1050.
- If you look closely, the walls are littered with schoolboy graffiti from the 1700s-1800s.
What to look out for at Westminster Abbey
- Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, Dr. Samuel Johnson, and Charles Darwin are buried in the Abbey.
- The Abbey’s history is made up of famous Kings and Queens, as well as renowned poets and priests – even heroes and villains were embroiled in its past!
- Memorials for Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking in Scientists' corner.
- Westminster contains impressive statues and monuments from the Virgin Mary holding a baby Jesus to the grave of the unknown warrior.
- The Little Cloister leads to College Garden, the oldest garden in England, where Abbey clergy live.
Don't miss the Westminster Abbey Tour (Free multimedia guide with The London Pass®)
Know before you go
Enter via the North Green, which runs between the Abbey and Broad Sanctuary. Before entering the Abbey, you will pass through security/bag check. On busy days, it might be necessary to continue queuing after security. Your passes will be scanned and validated at a ticket booth inside the Abbey and you will be issued with a paper ticket as proof of admission.
- Pass customers do not need to pre-book but admission to the Abbey is always subject to availability.
- We recommend visiting early in the day.
- Tuesdays to Thursdays tend to be less busy.
For more information, please visit the Westminster Abbey website.
Where you'll be
20 Deans Yard, Westminster, London, GB
For the most accurate information about opening times, please visit the Abbey's website.
Closings & holidays
26 January 2024
26 February 2024
25 December annually
The Abbey is subject to closure for ceremonial events and services, sometimes at short notice, especially in December. Please check the website for up-to-date closure information.
020 7222 5152
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