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What to expect
Visiting Westminster Abbey is a unique experience as this prominent site of the British monarchy is spectacular. For centuries, the abbey has hosted coronations, burials, and weddings. You will thus walk in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth herself, who was crowned there in the fifties, and, more recently, her grandson William who married Kate Middleton there. Your ticket, to be reserved in advance to avoid crowds, includes an audio guide to help you discover the numerous monuments and tombs inside the magnificent neo-Gothic interior. Westminster Abbey remains an integral part of British life today, and visiting this extraordinary historical site is a must.
Planning Your Visit
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Average Visit Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
Audio Guide: Available in 12 languages
Printing of ticket is mandatory
Exploring Westminster Abbey
The majestic Westminster Abbey and its imposing entrance towers have witnessed the coronations of kings, their funerals, and the most beautiful weddings over the centuries. Since the time of William the Conqueror, every sovereign has been crowned here. The last coronation was that of Queen Elizabeth in the 1950s, an event televised for the first time that captivated the entire nation. However, Westminster Abbey has also experienced dark hours, such as the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997. For centuries, many weddings have been celebrated in the Abbey, the most recent being that of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Step into this magical place and take a moment to relive these significant moments in the nation's history. Remember to book your ticket in advance to avoid queues. Inside the magnificent abbey, you will have access to an audio guide, available in 12 different languages. You can admire not only the sumptuous neo-Gothic furnishings but also the coronation throne, unchanged for centuries and a symbol of the continuity of the British monarchy. You will be surrounded by tombs and monuments, some discreet, others flamboyant, dedicated to Britain's most prestigious figures. The Poets' Corner, adorned with a bust of Shakespeare, is dedicated to the greatest intellectuals. The entire history of the nation is at your fingertips with a visit to Westminster Abbey.