This guide to visit Westminster Abbey in London It will help you not to miss anything from one of the most beautiful religious temples in the world and one of the visits that you cannot miss in the city.
Known for being the oldest in the city and also a World Heritage Site, this Anglican church has been the burial place of kings, queens and illustrious characters, coronation and funeral ceremonies such as that of Princess Diana of Wales that in addition to Its historical value has one of the best decorated Gothic interiors, which have made it one of the most famous and visited abbeys in the world.
Taking as reference the two times we visited this cathedral, the last one during our one-month stay in the city, while the one we wrote this travel guide to London, we show you all the useful information on how to get there, schedules, prices and type of tickets, so you can fully enjoy your visit to Westminster Abbey.
How to arrive and schedules
the best way to get to Westminster Abbey in London it is with the yellow (Circle), green (District) or gray (Jubilee) subway lines going down at the Westminster stop, located 5 minutes walk from the entrance to the abbey.
If you do not want to go on the London underground, you can take lines 3, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 70, 77, 77a, 88, 109, 148, 159, 170 or 211 of the local bus.
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets to the Westminster Abbey in London
He entrance fee to Westminster Abbey is £ 21 (24 euros) and you can book it here in advance. Keep in mind that the entrance includes an audio guide in Spanish that allows you to know the history of each room and not miss anything during the hour that usually takes the usual tour of the abbey.
It is also important to remember that the entrance is included in the London Pass, a card with which you will have free access to 80 attractions in the city, among which the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, The Shard viewpoint, the Thames cruise and tourist bus.
For more information about this card you can consult this London Pass post.
Keep in mind that both if you buy the ticket at the box office and if you book online, you must make the same queue, which during weekends and high season can mean up to 2 hours of waiting.
With this in mind, a good time to visit Westminster Abbey in London and not queuing up, it is first thing in the morning, arriving half an hour before they open, or late in the afternoon.
Cloister of the Abbey
Is it worth entering the Abbey?
Although we understand that this is a very personal thing, we always place the Westminster Abbey, on the list of the best things to do in London and in the places to visit in London.
We believe that only seeing the outside of the church does not complete one of the best experiences offered by the city, whether you are a believer or not and it is that the possibility of seeing the beautiful interior and touring all the rooms of this abbey, more than compensates for the wait in the queue.
In addition, the visit becomes very enjoyable thanks to the audio guide and you learn about architectural and historical concepts of the city and the country.