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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

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 6,545 reviews

Really enjoyed our trip to London and our package we purchased. We wanted to do the London Eye and hop on hop off bus - the river cruise was an additional extra thrown in and ended up being the highlight. We ended up walking most of the way around the city, only using the bus twice - both times to go just one stop. Magnificent views from the London Eye - but the cruise was just wonderful. We went from Tower Bridge to Westminster. The guy speaking was really funny and the facts super interesting. The baileys hot chocolate on board also delicious. Would absolutely recommend.

Tolle und abwechslungsreiche Tour. Guide Julia hat uns an die schönsten und interessantesten Orte Londons geführt. Am Ende wussten wir nicht nur, wo die Queen ihre Corgis knuddelt, sondern hatten viel Spannendes über die Stadt, das Königshaus und die Geschichte gelernt. Die Tour ist absolut kindgerecht mit vielen Bildern, Geschichten und Infos. Mein 9jähriger Sohn war absolut begeistert. Aber auch mir als Elternteil hat es viel Spaß gemacht. Danke an Julia Huber für eine sehr engagierte, freundliche, kompetente und rundum gelungene Tour.

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Me and my partner did this tour in October 2020. We were the only 2 people on this tour. This was a shame to the tour guide as he deserved a bigger audience but good for us to have such a personnel tour. The tour provided a good insight into the subject matter of palace history and in the latter part of parliament history. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who has an interest in this subject.

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Good day fellow Globetrotters, I would like to give commendation to London tour and to our guide Chris. The tour guide (Chris) is well knowledgeable about the place and its history. He is also very caring for its clients during the tour. By and large, the rating I could give is 5 out 5. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Patrick

Was fun, wasnt sure what to expect but was nicely Surprised. I took my 8 year old son and I did think some jokes were a little crude, he on the other hand found them hilarious! My fiancé also enjoyed the dad jokes so it worked out pretty well for us. Defo a fun way to sight see :)

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