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Westminster Abbey

20 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3PA
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    Thannova Dominika
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    5 Nov 26, 2013
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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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    Vitor Alexander
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    5 May 02, 2013

    One's of the most emblematic churches of the World because a lot of important people got marriage there.

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    5 Aug 26, 2013
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    James Wyche
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    amazing building, plenty to see and amazing pictures.

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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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    Margot B
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    One of the most beautiful places of worship I have been and so many historic figures are buried here. Entry is prohibitively expensive (over 20 pounds, I reckon), but it's free if you go for service. Timings on the website

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    5 Feb 11, 2014

    I love the architectural finishing. It's truly a art of mastermind

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    5 May 26, 2013
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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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    Yen Phan
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    4 Aug 02, 2012
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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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    4 Jul 20, 2011
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    Julia
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    4 Jan 18, 2014
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    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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    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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    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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4.5 out of 5
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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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Aliases: Westminster Cathedral