A guide to London's most famous districts and landmarks
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Almost every King or Queen of England over the past 900 years has been crowned in Westminster Abbey. Founded in the 11th century by Edward the Confessor the abbey has always had a strong royal connection, which has been consistent over the centuries. Westminster Abbey contains numerous tombs and memorials of some of Britains most famous people from history, perhaps one of the best known being the grave of the "Unknown Warrior". The Abbey provides many opportunities for visitors to partake in prayer both private and communal, and for most of the day there is either a priest or religious sister available. Millions of visitors from all over the world are offered a hospitable welcome at Westminster Abbey.
Monday to Friday 9:00am- 4:45pm. Last admission 3:45pm.
Saturday 9:00am - 2:45pm.
Guided tours run from April through to October.
Monday to Friday 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm.
On Monday to Thursday there is an additional tour at 3:00pm.
Saturday the tours begin at 10:00am, 11:00am and 12:30pm