"Westminster Abbey" Westminster Abbey Tip by spidermiss
Westminster Abbey, London: 268 reviews and 472 photos
I spent 2-3 hours exploring inside the Abbey with a use of complimentary audio tour. It was built in 960 AD as a Benedictine Monastry and the Abbey has seen so many changes including The Reformation in the 1500s. The Abbey is the State's Coronation Church and this is where most of England's kings and queens are crowned. It's also a burial and memorial place for famous figures that shaped British history. It's a fascinating Abbey and highlights include the various chapels; the 14th Century Coronation Chair; The Chapter House; and Poet's Corner where a number of poets and artists are remembered and buried including Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 and The Queen's Mother in 2002. There are daily services held at the Abbey including a tradition of prayer where each hour, for a minute, people are invited to join in or use the quiet time to contemplate.
Unfortunately, taking of photos are not pemitted inside the Abbey but you can able to purchase souvenirs including postcards at the shop.
Entrance Fee: 15 GBP (July 2010)
Address: Deans Yard, SW1
Directions: St James's Park tube
Phone: 0 20 7654 4900
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