- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, 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.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
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
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday 09:30 - 13:30
Under 5's: Free
Family: from £40.00
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.
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.
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.