While there are social distancing in place, the following areas are closed to visitors:
Learn about one of the world’s oldest constitutional monarchies on this guided tour!
A hop-on hop-off tour of London onboard the Golden Tours Bus with entry tickets to Westminster Abbey, a free walking tour, and hop-on hop-off boat ride ticket
Westminster Abbey in London reopened to the public on 21 May 2021. Stringent safety measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all its visitors and staff members. If you are planning a trip to Westminster Abbey, ensure you update yourself with all the relevant guidelines for a safe visit.
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Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey is a sacred place for literature lovers. More than 100 poets and writers, including Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and the Bronte sisters, are buried or have memorials here. The first poet to be buried here was Geoffrey Chaucer, author of 'The Canterbury Tales' in 1400. This area is located in the eastern aisle, the 'corner', of the south transept.
The Coronation Chair in St George’s Chapel is considered to be one of the most precious pieces of furniture in the world. It has remained the centerpiece of coronations for over 700 years. There have been a total of thirty eight coronation ceremonies for reigning monarchs held at the Abbey. The back part of the Chair has graffiti as a result of Westminster schoolboys and visitors carving their names in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Lady Chapel is a magnificent example of late medieval architecture with a spectacular fan-vaulted ceiling. It is the burial place of fifteen kings and queens including Elizabeth I, Mary I and Mary Queen of Scots. The chapel has been used for installations of Knights of the Order of the Bath since 1725. Around the walls you will notice 95 statues of saints. Henry VII spent huge sums on his new Lady Chapel which began construction in 1503 and was completed in 1506.
Westminster Abbey is the final resting place of 30 kings and queens. King Edward the Confessor and Henry III are buried next to each other. In the Confessor’s chapel, you will find the tombs of Edward I, Eleanor of Castile, Edward III, Philippa of Hainault, Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. George II was the last monarch to be buried in the Abbey.
The Chapter House is situated in the East Cloister. It was a meeting place where monks gathered with the abbot to ‘hold chapter’: to pray, read from the rule of St Benedict and discuss the day’s business. Construction began in 1246 and was completed in 1255. It is in the shape of an octagon with seating for up to 80 monks.
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Nearest underground stations are St. James's Park and Westminster. Both are five-minute walks from Westminster Abbey.
Nearest stations are Victoria (an 18-minute walk away) and Waterloo (a 16-minute walk away).
Routes 11, 24, 88, 148 and 211 pass the Westminster Abbey entrance
There are no parking facilities at Westminster Abbey. The closest car park is at Great College Street, which is a three-minute walk away from Westminster Abbey.
Some popular stay options near Westminster Abbey are:
Once you finish visiting Westminster Abbey, you can visit iconic landmarks close to it such as:
Westminster Abbey is the site for royal coronations and burials. It has been the location for 17 royal weddings.
Nearly3,300 people are buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey. Famous names include Isaac Newton, Mary Queen of Scots, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens and Geoffrey Chaucer.
Anyone who visits Westminster Abbey for worship can do so for free. However this does not allow access to all the tombs, monuments, or the Abbey Museum.
Personal photographs are allowed in Westminster Abbey however video recording, flash photography, extra lighting, selfie sticks and tripods are not permitted.
It takes about ninety minutes to two hours to see the Westminster Abbey and all its highlights.
Westminster Abbey is one of the most iconic landmarks in London and is a must-see attraction when you visit the city.
Yes, with updated COVID-19 guidelines, Westminster Abbey is now open to visitors.
While the official website does not state an official dress code, given that it is a sacred landmark, dressing appropriately is essential.
Yes, visitors are allowed to attend mass at Westminster Abbey.