Westminster Abbey

The present Westminster Abbey is a church built in gothic style in the heart of London. Construction began in 1245 by Henry III and has been added to gradually until the Western Towers were completed in 1745.

The Abbey remains the traditional place of coronation and burial of the monarchs of Great Britain. An impressive feat given that it was first mentioned in the 7th century.

There is a college garden just near the Westminster Abbey with trees dating back to 1849. The primary purpose of the garden was to plant medicinal herbs, fruits, and vegetables. The walls surrounding the garden were built in the 14th century. There are statues of saints within the garden and an original part of the church altar from 1686.

In 1987 Westminster Abbey became listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Ticket costs:

Buying tickets online is a slightly cheaper option that includes the fast track entry (terms & conditions apply). All tickets include a free multimedia guide.

Adults - £20

Over 60/Students - £17

Children (6 to 16) - £9

With an additional ticket, you can access the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gallery. It costs £5 for an adult and is free for the children under 17.


You can grab the 24 or 507 bus from right outside Luna Simone Hotel, which will take you 10-15 minutes, or you can stroll there in 17 minutes.