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Westminster Abbey

20 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3PA
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  • Westminster AbbeyPro 2014
    Schel
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    5 Jul 14, 2014

    One of the most well known buildings in the entire world. The carving, intricate design, buttressed columns, gargoyles, interred heros/royalty, and some very significant and special historical items.

    This is a one of a kind place. There are very few places of such significance the world over, that are still in regular use.

    Pro Tip: Pay the fee and go enjoy this place. This was one of my favorite things to have stopped at while in London. The sound tour is worth it to learn the historical significance of many different parts of this place.

    My favorite thing to see inside was a rickety old wooden seat that every queen and king of England has been crowned upon for hundreds of years. That is a pretty special thing.

    There is a special sight around every corner, above and below it as well. It is something new at every turn.

    I cant more highly suggest going here. It is well well worth a few hours to a half day at least to view this place. It is definitely special.

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    Audra-Aj Pratt
    4 Jun 15, 2014

    Beautiful! You could send hours walking around and looking at everything. You can't take pictures inside. Nice gift shop.

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    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 May 03, 2014

    I've been here several times. If you go for Evensong, you don't have to pay. Memorable mostly for the tombs, but also a majestic building. There's also a school attached, which is not the more famous Westminster School but rather the Westminster Abbey School for boy choristers.

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    4 Feb 26, 2014

    The architecture of Westminster can inspire even the most discriminating "anti-touristy" people. It may be crowded and it may be cliche, but take one look at this building, and you understand why.

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    5 Jan 30, 2014

    I just LOVED the self guided audio tour of Westminster Abbey. It's def something everyone should do, esp if you have the City Pass. There is also another small chapel on the property, I think St. Margarets? It is free to go in there.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Dec 11, 2013

    So much has happened and continues to happen at Westminster Abbey, and the bodies of most of British history seemed to be buried under the church.

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    Stanley Chan
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    5 Nov 13, 2013

    Those visiting London should certainly stop by Westminster Abbey, a famous church, where many of the English nobility are buried at, including Elizabeth and Mary, the Black Prince, and others. The tour guide gives a wonderful history of the people buried here, and even provides a softer and more human side of King Edward of Braveheart fame. The Duke of Wellington has a monument here also, and even Cornwallis, the general who lost the American Revolution! There's a monument here for him, but no one talks about him ^)^ Westminster Abbey is a holy place, but also a wonderful site of history, timelessness, and the past come alive!

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 12, 2013

    Beautiful Gothic Church, that is the seat of the Anglican Church. It is also where most of the British kings and queens were crowned, and buried. Check out the tombs of the royalty as well as several famous Englishmen like Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton. Try to make it for an organ concert if you can, the Abbey's great organ sounds magnificent.

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    5 Nov 09, 2013

    Westminster Abbey is another must for history buffs. I almost didn't go till a friend talked me into it..but was blown away by its history. Though I usually don't like going on tours....you will do yourself a dis-service not going on one. The depth and breath of the tour guides knowledge was very impressive.

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  • Westminster AbbeyPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Oct 29, 2013

    It is always crowded but worth the time in line! We were lucky enough to be there for an organ concert, which was awe inspiring. This was one of the few places in London that actually surpassed my expectations.

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    Becky Mahan
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    5 Oct 26, 2013

    A magnificent house of splendor. That's perhaps the best way to describe Westminster Abbey: tt houses hundreds of monuments and memorials to queens, kings, conquerors, knights, sirs, and countless other notable and important people in English history. These royal memorials are enormous and glorious, intricately decorated with angels, cherubs, gold and precious metals, jewels, inscriptions, statues and figures in beautiful likeness and honor of the deceased....they're absolutely gorgeous.

    The Abbey is still a place of daily worship, and thus is a sacred ground, so the general quiet atmosphere adds to the sentimental and reflective mood and feelings of respect at every grave. The Abbey is divided into chapels, with memorials grouped into their respective and appropriate place of resting. The Lady's Chapel was my absolute favorite - it was arguably the most beautiful, with a high white and gold laced ceiling that has survived since it was built nearly 700 years ago, and tall painted glass windows that faced east, thus allowing the early morning sunlight to stream through and cast a golden glow on everything. I felt like I was in another world, truly.

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    Rachel Greene
    5 Oct 20, 2013

    Westminster Abbey is a beautiful church, just across from the Parliament building. It's filled (I mean FILLED) with things to see and facts to learn. They don't allow photography inside, so you'll have to sneak it if you're determined (like me).

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    Molly Freedenberg
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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    This breathtaking cathedral is apparently one of the most important Catholic church in England and Wales, and it shows. The interior is massive and gilded, with an altar area the size of a Broadway stage. I highly recommend trying to catch a choir concert here - the acoustics and the atmosphere are unmatched.

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    4 Oct 14, 2013

    The famous Westminister Abby was rather pricey to get into but the Cathedral was very impressive to see and free. As you can see from my photo the area over the alter is cased in gold and elaborate designs. Definitely worth seeing!

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    5 Sep 21, 2013

    There are most dead people that I've heard of buried under the floors in Westminster Abbey than any other cemetery in the world. This cathedral is the place where royal weddings, funerals and coronations take place. It's one of the nerve centers of British culture. I had the honor of attending a chorale performance in the Abbey when I was visiting in 2005 and it is one my top 5 all time travel experiences.

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    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Jul 28, 2013

    Westminster Abbey is a towering vibrant portal into the history of England. Important events happened right there, where your standing. As it says on the website, "Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history." Well, actually, many of the players are now dead. Do get the audiotour. And wear comfortable shoes.

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    4 Jul 13, 2013

    Westminster Abbey is a Gothic Church in the City of Westminster right next to the Houses of Parliament. It really is a stunning building. Also the royal weddings take place there and there are buried a lot of important people of British history.

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    julieta di battista
    5 May 16, 2013

    when I heard jeremy iron voice explaining everything at the westminster Abbey and the history inside its walls i almost drop dead, i loved it

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    2 May 15, 2013

    Of all the famous churches I have visited this was the only one you had to pay to get into....Not Notre Dame in Paris, Not el Duomo in Milan. Not for 17 British Pounds per person thank you very much.

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    5 Jul 17, 2014

    The Abbey is in the heart of London and has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs - A short 2 minutes walk from the apartment.

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As the traditional coronation and burial site for English kings and queens, the Gothic church next to the Palace of Westminster first crowned King Harold and William the Conqueror in 1066. Highlights of the finest specimen of an English Gothic church include the actual chair where English royals are coronated, the Poet's Corner, where Dylan Thomas has an especially touching plaque ('Time held me ... read more
green and dying, though I sang in my chains like the sea'), and the Scientist's Corner, where Sir Isaac Newton is buried (look for plaques denoting the remains of Chaucer, Darwin and Jane Austen).

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