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Review of Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
Ranked #11 of 1,869 things to do in London
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Westminster Abbey was initially built by Henry III in 1245 and it is one of the most important Gothic buildings of England. At first home of Benedictine monks, the coronation church since 1066 and the final resting place of 17 monarchs. It contains a treasury full of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles, various other artifacts and books plus the most significant collection of monumental sculptures of the UK..
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the waiting in line for. The audio tour is actually very good and helpful and informative. The history is just staggering. A must !!!

1  Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not purchase tickets to visit Westminster Abbey. Instead, we decided to attend evensong (a mass conducted at 5 p.m.). We arrived around 4:30 and sat in the first row. We saw much of the church and did not have to pay the exorbitant prices - however, remember that you are not allowed to stay and visit after the service has completed. The service was well done and lasted about 45 minutes.

2  Thank sandraw00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating experience, this is a don't miss in London. So much history. Self guided tour is excellent.

1  Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First day in London and saw The Queen & Charles going to The Abby. It was the week of her 92nd Birthday Celebration and it was just a lucky random siting. We were told she was going to view her Diamond Jubilee Collection which was going on display. She is just adorable!!

1  Thank Auntie173
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tips:
1-Buy your tickets online before you come to the Abbey!
2-Arrive an hour before the Abbey opens
3-Show an Abbey employee your online ticket and ask which line to get in
4-As you enter the Abbey, ask to buy a ticket to tour with a verger (5 pounds each)

Our visit was amazing. I head read about the verger tour, but was a bit confused. Once I arrived, I immediately asked questions about the tour, There are only 20 spots for the private tour. By touring with a verger, you get to enter places that the regular visitors do not see.

Your choices? Either walk around with headphones on a self-guided tour with 10,000 other people OR Go on a PRIVATE tour with a verger and gain access to more of the Abbey

Our verger, Brett, provided a very informative tour.

The self-guided tour people were envious of our ability to go in the areas not available to the general public.

3  Thank Karen R
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