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Review of Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
Ranked #11 of 1 853 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 28 June 2018

worship, political and military history, fantastic architecture, burial site of famous Brits, massive

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

It was a long wait in the drizzle, but we did enjoy the history of this place. The audio tour helped a lot and we will do a guided tour next time.

1  Thank M K
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We waited in line for over 1 1/2 hours on a Monday morning to get in and the place was so crowded it was hard not to lose each other. Other than the crowds it is a fascinating place. I particularly enjoyed the tombs of kings and queens and other royalty. We were here for over an hour. Thoroughly enjoyed.

1  Thank Katy T
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Our first day in London and we headed to Westminster Abbey. It was a Sunday morning around 9:40. We realized there was a Matins service at 10 and they welcomed guests so we went in. I was amazed by the hospitality toward tourists. Very welcoming! My husband and I were thrilled to worship at the Abbey!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Get there early before the doors open for tourists at 9:30am.

The line of tourists will probably be long so be prepared for a lengthy wait to get in. It took us about 45 minutes after getting there at 9:15.

You buy tickets as you enter however we had a London Pass to get into other major attractions.

When you enter, you are given a headset to listen to an audio recording at different stations.

The hand piece is easy to use, both for children and adults and also has a visual display. This device is one of the best I've come across, especially for children.

The cathedral is one of the most interesting due to all the famous names that are buried there.

All the big names are here, Queen Mary, Elizabeth, Henry, then the poets and writers like Dylan, scientists like Darwin.

A must see just for the names on the tombs. The building itself is not that attractive compared to other cathedrals.

Thank Bruce2311
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