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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s greatest churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years.
The 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 also renowned as 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.
The Abbey is an architectural masterpiece, founded in 960 as a Benedictine monastery. St Edward the Confessor then built a new church, consecrated in 1065. The present building we see today was constructed by Henry III in the Gothic style from 1245.

To help you make the most of your visit, an audio guide is offered free with your entry ticket. The tour is available in twelve languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese. The tour can be downloaded to your phone ahead of your visit, or you can pick up a hand-held guide when you arrive.

Guided tours, led by Abbey vergers, are also available for individuals and family groups.

The Cellarium Café and Terrace, set in part of the 14th century fabric of the Abbey, is open throughout the year. Continuing the Benedictine tradition of providing hospitality, the Cellarium offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Visitors to the Abbey shop can purchase a wide selection of souvenirs, gifts, postcards, books and CDs inspired by the life, history and architecture of Westminster Abbey.

Admission: £22.00
Opening times:


Monday - Friday 9.30-15.30
Saturday 9.30-13.30

Please note, this 2FOR1 online offer is not valid on the following dates:

24 March - 14 April 2018

The Abbey closes for visiting one hour after the published entry closure time.

Please be aware Westminster Abbey is a working place of worship and is therefore sometimes closed for special services and events.  You are advised to call 020 7222 5152 or visit the Abbey website to check opening times before your visit.

On Sundays and religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas, the Abbey is open for worship only. 

Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.

Phone number: 020 7222 5152

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Westminster Abbey 2FOR1

Being home to 16 royal weddings and countless coronations, Westminster Abby is truly immersed in British history. See the stunning interior for less with 2 for 1 entry to Westminster Abbey when you travel with c2c. Plus, you can get up to 40% off your train fare if you book up to seven days in advance.     

What to expect at Westminster Abbey

As well as being a place of worship, you can also take a variety of tours which highlight the amazing charms of Westminster Abbey. Visit the Shrine (which contains the tomb of Saint Edward the Confessor), the Royal Tombs and a favourite with literary fans: the Poets’ Corner. The most famous attraction however is undoubtedly the remarkable Coronation Chair.

There are also plenty of engaging family events held at Westminster Abbey during the school holidays that’ll be sure to keep the kids entertained.

Where is Westminster Abbey?

The nearest c2c station to Westminster Abbey is Fenchurch Street. Jump on the underground at Monument station to Westminster station and the Abbey is a short four minute walk away.

How to get your Westminster Abbey 2FOR1 voucher

To claim 2 for 1 Westminster Abbey entry, all you need to do is click the ‘get voucher’ button on this page and book your train to London with c2c. Once you arrive at Westminster Abbey simply present your voucher and valid train ticket. For your entry voucher to be valid you must use the voucher on the same day that you travel to London. However, if you have a weekly c2c pass then you can use the voucher on any of the day’s your ticket is valid.

Also, don’t forget we have hundreds of different London 2FOR1 deals for you to take advantage of when you travel with c2c.


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