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Westminster Abbey, London

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Ever since William the Conqueror's coronation here in 1066, Westminster Abbey has remained one of England's most important religious and ceremonial sites. Every English and British monarch after William also received his or her crown here. More than 600 monuments and memorials in the abbey honor famous Britons. The current building is over 700 years old. Note the many intricate details, including stained-glass windows, tapestries, monumental sculptures, and flying buttresses. Spend extra time in Poets' Corner, where poets and writers such as Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens are buried. After you finish walking around the abbey, head down to its museum. The oldest part of the complex, it contains many royal and religious artifacts and displays wax effigies of past monarchs. You can use a complimentary audio guide you or hire a verger (a layperson providing services to the church) as a guide for a small extra fee, an option which can provide rich context to your visit. For travelers who use our international travel planner, London holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Westminster Abbey and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is a stunning abbey and well worth the visit..not much parking in central london area so best to visit by tube which is right next to the abbey  more »
  • Beautiful, peaceful service by Reverend Peterson. The Abbey is beautiful, friendly and welcoming. A ‘must visit’, preferably to a service. One suggestion, please make it clearer where to attend the...  more »
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  • One of my favorite tourist stops in London. I have been 5+ times, and each time I discover something new. Allow plenty of time to work your way through because there is SO much to see. I would recommend the audio tour. Doing one of the London Walks trips through here is also fascinating. If you are able to attend evensong here, it is an experience like no other, though I wouldn't recommend bringing very young children to either he tour or evensong. Though slightly older children may enjoy the children's audio tour and the singing.
  • Very interesting architecturally and historically! Enjoyed the audio guide that is provided with your entry ticket. Definitely expect to spend 2-3 hours here. No pictures allowed inside, but it is fabulous! We paid five pounds extra to visit the upper level and it was worth it! Lots of extra things to see, fantastic views and much less crowded.
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