"WESTMINSTER ABBEY - Westminster area" Westminster Abbey Tip by kenyneo

Westminster Abbey, London: 268 reviews and 472 photos

  The coronation, the resting place , the grandeur
by kenyneo

If there is one church/cathedral that you want to visit in London ..it has to be theis Abbey .The architecture is magnificient and the interior is breathtaking . worth the GBP 7.50 ( oucch ) . There is so much to see inside from the coronations of kings ( with so many marble effigies ), to tombs of royalty which includes the Elizabeth I buried opposite the Mary of Scot...whom she beheaded , to poets' corner and the pictureque Abbey garden.

YOu can fork out a little bit more for the Audio tour !

Important dates includes

960 - Benedictine monk settled here
1066 - First Coronation of William the Conqueror
1301 - Coronation chair made.
1540 - Dixxolution of the monastery by Henry VII
1953 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
1997 - Funeral of Diana Princess of Wales
2002 - Funeral of Queen Mother

Warning ...no pics allowed inside in most areas. Sigh ! But they didnt say you cannot zoom from afar , did they !

Address: Deans Yard, SW1
Directions: St James's Park tube
Phone: 0 20 7654 4900
Website: http://www.westminster-abbey.org

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 8, 2004
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