Westminster Abbey | Day Out With The Kids

Westminster Abbey

Westminster, Greater London, England

  • Outside view of Westminster Abbey
  • Corridor at Westminster Abbey in London
  • Inside view of Westminster Abbey

Attraction Information

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Ages: 9+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Broad Sanctuary, Deans Yard, Westminster, Greater London, SW1P 3PA, England


Click here to visit Westminster Abbey's website
020 7222 5152

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Tuesday 09:30 - 15:30

Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00

Thursday to Friday 09:30 - 15:30

Saturday 09:30 - 13:30


General Admission

Adults: £22.00

Kids (6-16): £9.00

Concessions: £17.00

Family from £40.00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

Clothing requirements

Much of the Abbey floor and steps are uneven so sensible footwear is advised.

Guest suitability

Some areas of the Abbey are unavoidably inaccessible to people permanently confined to wheelchairs. 

Parking facilities

The nearest car park is the Q-Park Westminster on Great College Street. 

Eating information

Cellarium Cafe: Monday to Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00, Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00, Thursday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00, Saturday 09:00 - 17:00, Sunday 10:00 - 16:00