- 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.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- 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
Monday to Tuesday 09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday to Friday 09:30 - 15:30
Saturday 09:30 - 13:30
Kids (6-16): £9.00
Family from £40.00
1 hour before attraction closes
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
Assistance/Guide Dogs only.
Much of the Abbey floor and steps are uneven so sensible footwear is advised.
Some areas of the Abbey are unavoidably inaccessible to people permanently confined to wheelchairs.
The nearest car park is the Q-Park Westminster on Great College Street.