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“Get a guided tour of this magnificent edifice”
Review of Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
Ranked #11 of 1 839 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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

We signed up for a private guided tour of this amazing place and learned so much...some 3,000 people are buried here! Go right when it opens in the morning to beat the crowds.

1  Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

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

1  Thank john w
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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!

2  Thank Millie S
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