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Westminster Abbey, London

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Ever since William the Conqueror's coronation here in 1066, Westminster Abbey has remained one of England's most important religious and ceremonial sites. Every English and British monarch after William also received his or her crown here. More than 600 monuments and memorials in the abbey honor famous Britons. The current building is over 700 years old. Note the many intricate details, including stained-glass windows, tapestries, monumental sculptures, and flying buttresses. Spend extra time in Poets' Corner, where poets and writers such as Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens are buried. After you finish walking around the abbey, head down to its museum. The oldest part of the complex, it contains many royal and religious artifacts and displays wax effigies of past monarchs. You can use a complimentary audio guide you or hire a verger (a layperson providing services to the church) as a guide for a small extra fee, an option which can provide rich context to your visit. For travelers who use our international travel planner, London holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Westminster Abbey and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Such incredibly preserved history. The architecture alone is exquisite. The audio provided is good to follow along and learn interesting facts. Even when busy, it never really feels crowded inside.  more »
  • Everything about London is expensive so the ticket price for the Abbey put me off. I'm glad I did go in. The place is beautifull and full of history. There's so much to see an to take in. The architec...  more »
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  • A spiritually peaceful place. Very welcoming and open to all. Felt at ease when walking around the Abbey. Magnificent architecture and the windows are absolutely stunning. A lot of history too. At every corner or any important place explanation and details of any history are displayed. A lot of information available. Historical and knowledgeable too.
  • Dead folks. I see dead folks. Well actually just the boxes they put em in. Lots of dead folk though. Kings. Queens. Poets. Soldiers. All of em dead. If you like dead folks this is the place. A nice collection of the best dead folks England has to offer. Dead folks in boxes. Pretty boxes. Some just slipped under the floor. You can walk on those dead folks. For a place full of dead folks it kinda just smells like a church.
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