"One Night a Week" Sightseeing Tip by tvor

Sightseeing, London: 413 reviews and 436 photos

  Interior, Westminster Cathedral (not Abbey)
by tvor

Favorite thing: Most of the tourist attractions, galleries, museums and the big cathedrals are closed by 5 or 6 p.m. Many, however, are open one night a week, often Wednesday or Thursday until about 8. Sometimes there is a reduced entrance fee in the evening. Check the guide books or the weekly Time Out guide for London that you can get at the news stands.

Another bonus is that quite often, if you go to the attraction around 4 or 5 for the early evening, the crowds are thinner and more manageable.

Fondest memory: We went to Westminster Abbey on it's open night, Wednesday, and were allowed to take photos and the back part of the Abbey where you usually have to pay to see the chapels and crypts was free. The drawback this particular night was that the nave and choir were closed because of rehearsals but the plus side was that we could hear the choir singing :) The Abbey does not charge to see the nave and main bits.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 21, 2003
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