Westminster Abbey is regarded as a Gothic architectural masterpiece. It has been the venue for most of the country's ... More
Westminster Abbey is regarded as a Gothic architectural masterpiece. It has been the venue for most of the country's coronations and for numerous other royal occasions. At present, it is still a church dedicated to regular worship and to the celebration of great events in the nation. Westminster Abbey features the final resting places or commemorations of a large number of famous poets, scientists, musicians, artists, authors and more. It is one of London's most visited attractions. On Sundays it is open only for worship.
the lines are atrocious, but there is so much history! we went in feb and the lines weren't as bad. if you're there during tourist season, you might wanna try St. Pauls. lines are never as long and it's also amazing to see.
This is a must see when visiting London. Using the audio sets, we visited every area of Wesminster Abby and stayed for at least 3 hours. My kids aged 10 and 13 were never bored and remained very interested in the history, graves, and lives buried at the Abbey. I walked away wondering...what sort of historical drama took place in each of these lives in order for them to win the honor of a burial at the Abbey.
As historic as the abbey is in the minds of tourists, it is a rather boring place and a big tourist trap. I mean, come on now. They set up chairs and ropes to ultimately lead you to the gift shop rather than allow more freedom/flexibility to roam about to marvel at the history. A bit lame... check it out from the outside and save yourself 10quid.
Read about the Westminster Abbey in the book Da Vinci Code and was looking forward to visit this place.
The visit was pretty pleasant. The history of the place and the ornaments, cravings are definitely worth the ticket price.
But we were there 1 hour before closing time, which was pretty bad as we had to rush through the whole place, so give yourself enough time to visit the Abbey; it is much bigger than it looks.
We arrived at the Abbey on a Sunday when there were no tours available. We attended a 3 pm service (Evensong) instead. It was free and quite an experience. We are not Catholic but enjoyed attending a service in such a beautiful and historical place. After service we were able to stay a little while and look around and ask questions of the staff about the Abbey. The were very helpful and pleasant. You cannot take pictures on the inside.
The music and singing of the choir were beautiful. If you do attend a service please plan on staying for the entire service. While we were there a few people stood up and left during the service. It was disrespectful at the least.
It was so spectacular!! I loved it, and our group had a most excellent tour guide. There was so much to see, I feel like I'd have to go back to get the complete experience. It was so overwhelming to take everything in all at once...so overwhelming in fact that my friend fainted not long before our tour began!!
I spent 4 and a half hours there. It was so wonderful, especially the verger tour which took us to the Confessor's tomb. I felt so privileged to have felt the presence of so much history. Imagine being in the same place where previous kings and queens were crowned and buried. The architecture was also beautiful and my whole experience there was very spirtual. Don't go to London and miss out on Westminster Abbey. You'll never be sorry that you went.
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