London Westminster Abbey Entrance Ticket & Audio Guide
- Explore Westminster Abbey, one of London’s most iconic buildings, where an impressive 17 monarchs are buried
- Learn more about The Abbey’s history, which spans more than a thousand years, with an audio guide
- Marvel at exquisite Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass
- See the Coronation Chair and the memorials in Poets’ Corner
See the Coronation Chair, the oldest piece of furniture in the country that is currently used for its original purpose, created for King Edward I in 1296. The throne has played host to the coronation of every single monarch since 1308. Queen Victoria was crowned here, as well as Elizabeth II, the current reigning Queen.
Pay your respects at Poets' Corner, a section of the south transept of the abbey, so-called due to the large amount of writers and poets buried there. Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy are but a few of the famous wordsmiths who reside here. The corner is also decorated with many memorial stones and busts dedicated to the likes of William Shakespeare and the poet laureate Ted Hughes.
- Westminster Abbey entrance ticket
- Audio guide
When you get there
• Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
• Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
• Sunday: Closed
Guests are free to visit the Abbey at any time on the day that the ticket is valid for.
The Abbey is a working church, therefore, it is subject to closures at short notice.
Monday to Friday: Due to daily service there will be no entry between 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. However, visitors already in the Abbey do not need to leave during this time.
Friday 3 May: closed all day
Saturday 4 May: closed all day
Wednesday 15 May: closed all day
Friday 17 May: closed all day
Tuesday 21 May: open from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 23 May: closed all day
Thursday April 25, Anzac Day: open 2:00 PM
Thursday June 20, closed all day