Do you need a ticket to visit Westminster Abbey?
It is recommended to buy tickets online before visiting Westminster Abbey because lines can get long and tickets at the gate are limited. Be sure to arrive at your pre-booked entry time.
Are tickets included with The Tour Guy tours of Westminster Abbey?
Yes! All our Westminster Abbey tours include entry.
How long should I plan to spend in Westminster Abbey?
Most people spend around two hours in Westminster Abbey. This includes the incredible memorials, statues, architecture and gardens.
Is there a dress code at Westminster Abbey?
There is no dress code, but respectful, modest dress is expected. Men should remove hats upon entry.
What is Westminster Abbey used for?
Westminster Abbey is one of the most historic places of worship. It has been used as the coronation location for the UK’s monarchs since 1066.
In recent history, Prince William and Kate Middleton were wed in Westminster Abbey in 2011.
Can you attend mass at Westminster Abbey?
Yes, you can attend regular church services at the Abbey free of charge. Mass times vary so be sure to check the website.
You may also enter for free for private prayer. You should enter through the Great West Door; an Abbey Marshal can give you directions from there.
Is a tour of Westminster Abbey worth it?
Absolutely. There are more than 3,000 public figures buried in the church, memorials honoring important members of British history, extensive gardens with incredible views and so much more. A passionate guide can help you better understand the importance of the site and make your trip more memorable.
Check out the blog for a list of our most popular tours to find the best one for your trip.
What are the best tours of Westminster Abbey?
Here are a few of our favorites:
What are the top things to see at Westminster Abbey?
A coronation chair from the 14th century, the Poet’s Quarter, the Quire Screen, there are more than a few things to see during your visit. Check out the blog for a comprehensive list so you don’t miss a thing.
Are there good restaurants near Westminster Abbey?
Interested in traditional British meat pies? Afternoon tea? Indian? There’s a lot to choose from around Westminster Abbey. Visit the blog for the 10 Best Restaurants Near Westminster Abbey, but here are a few we love:
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