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Westminster Abbey

Westminster AbbeyBroad Sanctuary
Deans Yard
Greater London
Telephone: 020 7222 5152


Westminster Abbey welcomes families.

A Children's Trail, in English, is available free at the information desk as you enter the Abbey, and children are able to dress up as monks in the Museum.
The Abbey is a living church as well as an architectural masterpiece. Known as the House of Kings, the Abbey is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs including Henry III, Henry V, and Henry VII, as well as Elizabeth I and her half-sister Mary I ('Bloody Mary').
The Abbey has been the setting of Coronations since the time of William the Conqueror in 1066 and is home to the Coronation Chair. It has also witnessed numerous other royal occasions including weddings and funerals.
Many famous poets, scientist, musicians, and statesmen are memorialised here and the grave of the Unknown Warrior is to be found in the Nave.

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It may be worth checking out Westminster Abbey's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


We do strongly suggest you contact Westminster Abbey before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Summer hours: 9.30am - 3.30pm. Please check before visiting as the abbey may change its opening hours.

On Sundays the Abbey is open only for services


"I'm hungry"

The Coffee Club operates two stalls at the Abbey, in the North Cloister and on the Sanctuary outside the West Towers of the Abbey. Hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks and sandwiches are available.

"Can I have one of those?"

The Abbey shop is located outside the West Door as you exit the Abbey. A selection of souvenirs, postcards, books and gifts can be purchased.

"i need a wee"

Public lavatories are situated in Broad Sanctuary opposite the West Towers of the Abbey. Unfortunately, as the Abbey is an ancient building, there are no public lavatories within the Abbey or Cloisters.


"are we there yet?"

Located next to the Houses of Parliament on Broad Sanctuary Road, just off Parliament Square. It is accessible from the St. James Underground Station and the Westminster Underground Station.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adults: £20
Concessions: £17
Children: £9
Under 5s go free


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Westminster AbbeyBroad Sanctuary
Deans Yard
Greater London
Telephone: 020 7222 5152