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Westminster Cathedral

42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
+44 20 7798 9055
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Admission to the Cathedral is free but donations are gratefully received Tower Lift - £6 adult; £3 concession; £14 family ticket (2 adult and 2 children) If you enter the Cathedral at a quiet moment in the day, don’t imagine that it is always like this. Westminster Cathedral must be one of the busiest churches in the United Kingdom. Located in the heart of London, it is the mother-church of England & Wales. People are drawn to this great edifice from all over London, all over the country and the world. If you are trying to imagine ‘what goes on’ here, consider that there are seven masses each day, many great services of worship on special occasions and unique gatherings of every description which fill the Cathedral to the doors. Westminster Cathedral Choir, justly renowned for consistent excellence, sings at the Solemn Mass each evening - with few exceptions. Even when no public ceremony is taking place, the private prayer of individual believers is a work of faith, continuously in progress. The Cathedral is a sacred space at the heart of a great city, dedicated to the worship of God.
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Reviewed yesterday

One of my favorite things to see and do in London! We loved Westminster and will stop by when we go back!

Thank ArtfulExistence
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our daughter’s uni held their graduation in this outstandingly beautiful Cathedral. The building has a remarkable history. Perfect setting for this important milestone in many young people’s lives. Never been there before, but will do again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A twenty minute walk from the famous Abbey is the Victorian Westminster Cathedral. The outside itself is a masterpiece in brickwork. Although not "finished" but more so than Sagrada Familia in Barcelona it is beautiful. The marble of which there are many types in all...More

Thank Marian H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Cathedral for a Celebration Mass and then went up the Tower to see panoramic view of London - a most enjoyable day

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newton, Darwin, Churchill, and Royals... My only complaint is that you are not permitted to take photos. In the end this is a must see and I would read up on its history before visiting.

Thank CDB051965
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is a fascinating place to visit, very peaceful, lots of interesting side altars with backstories, regular masses, and downstairs is a very welcoming tea room with homemade sandwiches soup etc

Thank I7917IHjohnm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful and quiet, great if you want to take a break from the busy streets of London. Very stunning cathedral with lots to look at. Just make sure you are respectful because it’s open to the public and it’s a place of worship.

Thank Conn o
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this beautiful Cathedral with my sister while in London. Just so happened that Mass was being held when we stopped by. As Christians so we were delighted to have experienced this. This church is breathtaking both inside and out.

Thank Auntie173
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture can be characterised more as interesting or impressive than beautiful. It is certainly more gorgeous than Westminster Community Church or Westminster Chapel in the same neighbourhood; personal tastes would decide how its architecture compares with nearby Westminster Abbey. It is the head church...More

Thank Lam N
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

On the way to a meeting and literally stopped in my tracks as I'd never seen this stunning cathedral before. This will just blow you away it is breathtakingly beautiful even from the outside. Take a walk around the outside and you might hear practice...More

Thank Vicky C
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soccermom489
23 December 2016|
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Response from Sarah D | Property representative |
Hi there. Midnight Mass actually starts a little earlier than the title of the Service suggests. The time may vary but usually about 10:30am for Carols. Although the doors close to allow for preparations to take place the... More
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LovesToTravel918
25 March 2016|
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Response from firuzakhan | Reviewed this property |
Maybe an hour & a half. If you see the Chapels in the interior in detail then maube 2 hours.
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Shauna R
24 March 2016|
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Response from Aquinasmagister | Reviewed this property |
Hi just treat this like going to any Sunday mass.The cathedral is open to all and it's important you should feel at home. If you're unsure what to do sit behind others and do what the Majority of people do (stand when they... More
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