Visit the Abbey
We warmly welcome over a million visitors each year to discover over ten centuries of British history in this remarkable building.Book Tickets
The Abbey will be closed to visitors from Tuesday 25th April to Sunday 7th May in preparation for the coronation of HM King Charles III. During that period some services will take place in St Margaret’s Church.
In the meantime you can find out about the history of coronations, the monarchs and the objects and spaces used during the ceremony.
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.
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
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
The Chapter Office, Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA
Westminster (Jubilee, District & Circle Lines)
St. James’s Park (District and Circle Lines)
London Victoria (0.8 miles)
London Waterloo (0.8 miles)
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A place for worship, celebration and ceremony, many of Britain’s most significant historic moments of the past one thousand years have happened here. Since 1066, the Abbey has hosted every coronation, and is the final resting place for the great kings, queens, poets, musicians, scientists and politicians of our past. We’d love you to come and take a look.Our history
More than 3,000 famous people are buried and many others commemorated in the Abbey, including kings and queens, writers, musicians, scientists, politicians, and noblemen and women.
Support from our visitors and donors helps us care for the Abbey and keeps us open as a living working church. We are independent and receive no funding from the Church, the Government or, the Crown. So, your help really counts.How you can help
It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.