Westminster Abbey | Day Out With The Kids

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Westminster Abbey

  • Westminster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

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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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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

Pricing

General Admission

Adults: £22.00

Kids (6-16): £9.00

Concessions: £17.00

Family from £40.00

Travel & Contact Information

Address

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

Phone number

020 7222 5152

Map

Website

Click here to visit Westminster Abbey's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

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

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

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

Westminster Abbey has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

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

Westminster Abbey has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

Additional Info

Clothing

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

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