Westminster Abbey is one of the world's great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. A royal church from its first beginnings, it still has the shrine of its principal founder, the Anglo-Saxon king and saint, Edward the Confessor, at the heart of the building. Since Edward's death in 1066 his successors have come to this church to be crowned, and seventeen of them lie buried within its walls. More than a million people now visit Westminster Abbey each year, and millions more across the globe know it through the televising of events like the Royal Wedding.
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Westminster Abbey - late opening
- 28 October 2016 6:30-8pm
Westminster Abbey has been the Coronation church since 1066, and the setting for many other great events in the life of the nation, including sixteen royal weddings. It is the burial place of kings and queens, and of other distinguished figures in the nation’s history, from writers and musicians to politicians and scientists.
Join us for special evening visits on Friday 28th October, when the Abbey will be open from 6.30pm - 9.00pm (last entry at 8.00pm).
- Family friendly
£10 adults; £5 children
20 Dean's Yard Westminster
020 7222 5152