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"Westminster Cathedral" Westminster Cathedral Tip by easyoar

Westminster Cathedral, London: 18 reviews and 49 photos

  Westminster Cathedral, London
by easyoar

This is not to be confused with Westminster Abbey (which is the setting for part of the Da Vinci Code, and in my opinion at least much nicer), this must be almost a mile down the road from the Abbey, and looks more like an Orthodox Church than a Christian one. The building itself is comparatively recent by London terms, being just over 100 years old. When I went in, the lights were all turned out and it was VERY dark inside.

If this is the case, then the building is most definitely best seen from the outside. My personal feeling is that it looks rather out of place in its surroundings - it's just off a main shopping street. The building has red and white stripes from the brickwork and has Byzantine icons (made out of mosaics) on the front. It is also well illuminated at night, unlike its interior!

Address: Ashley Place, London
Directions: Victoria Tube
Phone: +44 20 7798 9055

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 21, 2006
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