Westminster Abbey has been the traditional coronation site for English monarchs since William the Conqueror, as well as the burial place of kings, queens, statesman, poets, and philosophers. Visit this living pageant of British history with this general admission ticket that includes an audio guide. As you explore the abbey, listen to interesting information about its history from the recorded narration.
Westminster Abbey is one of the world's greatest churches, with a history stretching back more than 1,000 years. An essential part of any trip to London, the abbey is an architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries and is home to the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to famous figures. With your entrance ticket, head inside through the North Door and pick up your audio guide to learn about the abbey as you walk around. It has been the setting for every English monarch's coronation since 1066 and has hosted numerous other occasions, including 16 royal weddings, most famously in recent history the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Today, it is also still a church dedicated to regular worship.Every year, the abbey welcomes more than one million visitors, and thousands come to worship at daily services. Westminster Abbey is typically open to visitors from Monday to Saturday throughout the year. On Sundays and religious holidays, such as Easter and Christmas, the abbey is open for worship only. All are welcome, and it is free to attend services.