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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...more
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42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
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+44 20 7798 9055
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m not a Catholic, so my visit to this Cathedral was for interest rather than religious reasons. Firstly it is very different to look at from the outside. In my opinion, almost gothic looking. I had seen from TripAdvisor that for £6 you can take...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Westminster Cathedral though not a Catholic myself. Aside from the beautiful architecture set back from the main road, it is a wonderfully peaceful and spiritual space, as you would expect from a Cathedral. Entrance is free though a donation is a nice thing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped because closest place to where we exited the Underground at Victoria Station but well worth the detour. After visiting Italy we were burned out on Renaissance cathedrals and this was a nice, newer change of pace.

2  Thank TC B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the art in the Cathedral is modern and contemporary. It's a delight to see mosaics (wonderfully done) and stained glass from the 20th and 21st century. The Eric Gill Stations of the Cross, as well other sculptures he created for the church, are...More

3  Thank RonL40
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

However, not the only church in London, but it is another awe inspiring building for this city, which you need to visit and experience

1  Thank Jane_70_05
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compare and contrast them - but don't confuse them! The more recent of the two is in a Byzantine style, inside and out - the most important example of this architecture in London. The older Gothic building can be seen from the tower and is...More

1  Thank ShaunH290
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea this place existed until we walked past it on the way back to our hotel after coffee at Shot in Victoria’s shopping mall. What a treat! Fabulous marble and mosaics, many of them contemporary. The church itself was founded as recently...More

1  Thank Chris I
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It’s very impressive by visiting this Roman Catholic Church in the heart of London, where the majority of churches are Anglican. Even built later than the others found in the old continent, this church is characterized by classical styles (Gothic and Neo-Bizantine) Architecture, painting, statues...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

How could we go to London and not see the Cathedral? Beautiful, interesting and very well explained on the tour. Don't miss this!

1  Thank Rebecca K
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This Roman Catholic Cathedral in the center of London is an architecturally beautiful structure. It is quite large inside and has an excellent sound system so the speaker can be heard very clearly anywhere in the church. The seats are mostly holding type chairs with...More

1  Thank noraden
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Westminster
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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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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