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Who is buried in Westminster Abbey?

In the heart of London, one of England's most famous churches is not only the location of national events - perhaps most recently, the Royal Wedding - but also the burial ground of some of the country's key historical figures.

Saebert of Essex

Saebert of Essex

England's heritage is rich with Saxon influences. Saebert ruled in the 6th century and is celebrated as one of the first kings to convert from pagan religions to Christianity.

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I

Her reign spanned the Anglo-Spanish war and English settlement in the Americas, but she is also known for ordering the execution of her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Dickens was the author of A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations - works which have created cultural ripples in TV and film.

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Newton, who studied at Cambridge, is famous for discovering gravity when an apple fell on his head from a tree.

Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

The father of the notorious Henry VIII has his very own chapel area and is buried next to his wife. Their tomb is luxurious, gold, and in Renaissance style to reflect their wealth.

Our insider tips

Photography not allowed

Photography is not permitted in the church area, only in the cloisters. There will be clear guidance as to where these areas are - if in doubt, ask someone who works there.

Memorials

Even if they are not physically buried at the Abbey, there are many memorial stones to famous influencers - among them the Bronte sisters, Martin Luther King, Jr., and William Shakespeare.

Dress code

As it is a church, visitors are asked to take care in how they dress when visiting Westminster Abbey - no hats and knees and shoulders covered.

Luggage

Large luggage items can't be brought inside the building - it is recommended that you check them into the secure storage facilities at one of London's major rail stations.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Visiting hours vary by day, so make sure you check online to plan ahead.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets are £20 with family package and concessions options available. Audio-guides are included in the price.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It's a great way to see some of London, and the Abbey! A guide will be able to lead you directly to the most famous grave sites.
  • How to get there
    Take the tube to St. James's Park or Westminster, or check the bus schedule for numerous options.
  • Additional information

    • Sensible footwear is advised! Much of the flooring is uneven.

    • A disabled-access tour plan can be found online at the DisabledGo website.

What people are saying about Westminster Abbey

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London's Top Sights: Walking Tour with Fun Local Guide Reviewed by António N, 04/06/2019

Short lines and incredibly informative audio guide.

Our visit to Westminster was wonderful. The lines were very reasonable and the flow through the Abbey was very nice. The audio guide was fantastic. Extremely informative while allowing you to tour at your own pace.

Very much enjoyed visiting this historic church.

I’d print your voucher and take with you for ease of access. The church is spectacular and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Trudy was an excellent guide and kept us engaged with her knowledge

We are glad we had a guided tour in Westminster Abbey. So much knowledge to be learned that we wouldn’t have known without Trudy guiding us along. Also, loved the secret place we got to stand at to watch the guards go into their barracks. A nice surprise for us!!

I really enjoyed the tour. I can recommend it!

David West did a brilliant job on the James Bond Tour. He knows a lot of details and was very funny and lovely.

James Bond 2-Hour Walking Tour of London Reviewed by Jessica, 09/01/2018

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