Westminster Abbey is a Gothic abbey church in Westminster, London. It is a notable British religious building, as it is the place for royal coronations. The church is a Church of England place of worship and is directly responsible to the sovereign.
A church was believed to have been opened on the site in 1060, but the current church wasn't built until 1245; after being ordered by King Henry III. The building has been redeveloped and extended in the years since. The Abbey is known for hosting royal weddings, most recently the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Westminster Abbey is located in very close proximity to the Palace of Westminster, so is accessible by London's Transport system and the closest tube station ‘Westminster’.
Opening Times and Admission
You can visit Westminster Abbey but there is a fee to have a tour of the Abbey. The tour can last up to 90 minutes and you will receive an extensive history of the Abbey given to you by your guide. Tours normally run from around 9.30am-3pm. Tours cost £22 for adults with discounts available when booking online.