Big Ben, Westminster Bridge and red doub

Westminster Abbey

20 Deans Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA

London for Groups Directory - Updated January 2020

London for Groups Directory - Updated January 2020

History in Every Corner
Step in and let the Abbey take your breath away as you contemplate 1000 years of living history. Since King Edward the Confessor built his church in the 11th century, the Abbey has been a fundamental part of the history of the nation. It has held 39 coronations since 1066, 16 royal weddings and is the final resting place for 17 monarchs. Be sure not to miss the Coronation Chair and the beautiful Lady Chapel!

A visit to the Abbey is also a celebration of the nation’s greatest achievers. Discover Newton’s tomb and Darwin’s resting place and feel the power of poetry in Poets’ Corner. And don’t forget to wonder at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, a tribute to the fallen in international military conflict.
Make the most out of your visit with our free multimedia guide available in 14 languages and our special family trail.

And Relax...
The Abbey’s green spaces are a peaceful place to relax. College Garden is reputed to be the oldest garden in England, dating back over 900 years. It was originally used to grow food and medicinal herbs for the occupants of the Abbey.

New This Year!
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, in Westminster Abbey’s medieval Triforium.
A permanent exhibition will be displayed in the Triforium Gallery which runs 70 feet above the Abbey floor, and has been hidden from the public for over 700 years. The new exhibition will give visitors magnificent views of the Palace of Westminster and of the inside of the 13th century Abbey church. It will showcase treasures and collections reflecting the Abbey’s rich and varied history. Visitors will be able to reach the exhibition via a staircase and lift. Tickets for this exhibition are for timed entry only and subject to availability.

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