Explore a place rich in history

Explore a place that's touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, poets, priests, heroes and villains since 960AD. Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the resting place of more than 3,000 great Britons.

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Why you should visit

Why you should visit

The Abbey is home to over 1,000 years of history. All the architecture, monuments, artefacts, tombs and art within the Abbey has a story to tell.

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Plan your visit

Plan your visit

Get the most out of your visit to the Abbey by planning ahead. Find out how to get to the Abbey and discover more about our restaurant and shops.

Plan your visit to the Abbey
Prices and entry times

Prices and entry times

See when the Abbey and other areas of the church are open and browse a complete list of prices and entry options.

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Guided tours

Guided tours

Tour the Abbey with the help of an experienced guide and see places not usually accessible with a general admission ticket.

Guided tours of the Abbey

General information

We’re open to visitors most days, but as Westminster Abbey is a living working church, we may need to close some areas off to the public at times.

You can view our full opening times to see which areas are open on the day you visit.

General opening times
Monday-Friday: 9.30am-3.30pm
Wednesday Lates: 4.30pm-6.00pm
Saturday (May to August): 9.00am-3.00pm
Saturday (September to April): 9.00am-1.00pm
Sunday: Open for services

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Westminster Abbey was awarded the 2018 Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence from
TripAdvisor which 'recognises 5 consecutive years of consistently-high ratings from travellers'.

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TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence