Guests are able to visit the Abbey at any time. Please see the schedule for opening hours. A security search exists on entry for all visitors. Special services or events may close all, or part, of the Abbey at short notice. For children aged 6 to 16 years, child rates apply and for guests aged 17 years and above adult rates apply.
Gratuities and hotel transfers are not included in the price of the tour.
The imperious gothic masterwork is truly breathtaking and the intricate stained glass is some of the most beautiful in the UK.
The oldest piece of furniture in the country that is currently used for its original purpose, the sacred chair was created for King Edward I in 1296. The throne has played host to the coronation of every single monarch since 1308. Queen Victoria was crowned here, as well as Elizabeth II, our current reigning Queen.
This section of the south transept of the abbey is so called due to the large number of writers and poets buried there, including Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. The corner is also decorated with many memorial stones and busts dedicated to the likes of William Shakespeare and poet laureate Ted Hughes.
Kings and Queens:
A place of monumental British history and intrigue, an incredible seventeen monarchs are buried at Westminster Abbey. It was also the venue for William and Kate's fairytale wedding in 2011.