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Westminster Cathedral

Open today: 07:00 - 19:00
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“side chapels”(36 reviews)
“byzantine style”(26 reviews)
“bell tower”(20 reviews)
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...more
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42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
+44 20 7798 9055
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Reviewed yesterday

We meant to take a regular tour of the cathedral. But we took too long enjoying the Museums and Buckingham palace. We got to the Cathedral at 3:35pm. The gate said last tour at 3:30pm! :(. The Guard took pity on us and said. Well...More

Thank countrydoc2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Catholic cathedral is imposing on the exterior, and incomplete on the interior, meaning the full panoply of frescoes awaits the future. We attended a solemn requiem mass honoring the 100th anniversary of the WW I. The choir was beautiful, and I suspect any opportunity...More

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 3 days ago

You don't expect a 'modern' Byzantine catholic cathedral in Central London, complete structurally but like all great cathedrals a work in progress as complex mosaic decoration (in many styles) creeps round, many chapels now complete, but the domes and ceiling still blackened with candle soot....More

Thank juliansU1598YU
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Near Victoria Station this Catholic cathedral is a must visit on a fine day. Take the elevator up the Tower. Very helpful fellow rides up with you. The day I went it was windy so he opened one of the four viewing bays that was...More

Thank Judgefoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roman Catholic Church wasn't restored in England until the late 19th century, so the church does a great job of paying respect to those that were persecuted in prior decades and centuries. The architecture is unique when compared to other London churches. As a...More

Thank EaglesFan27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is really having great Design you can recognize it from far away or when you pass by Victoria street Looks great and quite place to be visit and no crowdedness

Thank abdulrahman542
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take some time out and look inside this interesting building which we have passed by on numerous occasions in the past. It is rather more modern than most cathedrals in major cities (being a lot younger) and less ornate. Quite dark (&...More

Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the architecture and design is so well detailed and intricate. it is always packed with tourist taking pic of this beautiful cathedral. it is only open during service.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very surprised by how beautiful the interior of this Cathedral was I love the neo Byzantine style and it did remind me of the St Mark's Venice in certain aspects, but it also has a feel of Englishness to it especially the lighting...More

Thank A h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Cathedral makes a dark first impression, but the side chapels bring a lot of light in. We just happened upon a baptism service in one of the chapels; the priest was very down to earth during this ceremony. We had tea in the café...More

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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Michael P
13 October 2018|
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Response from Museuman | Reviewed this property |
Unquestionably the Cathedral is free (except for the tower) and the Abbey is very expensive, which does not deter lengthy queues at the latter. The Abbey does do free Anglican services however.
31 August 2018|
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Response from branka011 | Reviewed this property |
There are no fees to attend the Mass, admission free in Cathedral but donation is welcome.
8 August 2018|
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Response from Auntie173 | Reviewed this property |
My best advice is just google Westminster Cathedral and you will see all the times for Mass. Weekdays differ from Weekends. And also it could depend on when you are traveling.