Monday, 6 June 2016

Westminster Abbey

When in London for a vacation and you’re looking for things to do and places to visit, a trip down the Westminster Abbey is a must. This UNESCO World Heritage Site very beautiful and historical which makes it a must-visit for many London visitors. Stained glass windows, religious artifacts and paintings are only some of the reasons why Westminster Abbey tickets are must-haves.

To the west of the Westminster Palace and next to the Big Ben, you can reach Westminster Abbey via tube stations in Westminster or St. James’ Park. The closest national train stations are the London Waterloo and London Victoria both 0.8 miles away. There are many buses travelling all over London that pass by the Westminster Abbey daily. To make most out of your London trip, breathe in the fresh air and take time to admire the charming surroundings of the city by renting out a bike and cycling to your destination

There are many historical events that took place in the Westminster Abbey. With a history so rich that it involves royal families, soldiers, statesmen, heroes and villains, poets and priests, you will definitely see here everything there is in Britain’s past and present. Definitely one of the most popular attractions in London, this 700-year old building boasts of more than a million visitors from all parts of the world stepping on its ground yearly.

No matter what language you speak, you can be assured that you will understand the tour of the Westminster Abbey as there 12 languages available in audio guides. Open to visitors who wish to tour around the church throughout the year from Monday to Saturday, you can also come on Sundays and on holidays such as Christmas or Easter but for worship only. Services in the Westminster Abbey are free for all, but you may need to get hold of Westminster Abbey tickets if you want to go on a tour

Aside from being the venue of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 royal wedding, there are many other special things that took place in Westminster Abbey. This is where the nation’s Coronation happens since the 1066 when William the Conqueror was crowned. Westminster Abbey is also home to 450 tombs and monuments. On the other hand, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Westminster Palace which is located very close to Westminster Abbey is also known as the Houses of Parliament because it is where the House of Lords and House of Commons are located. A medieval building built in the Middle Ages, the Westminster Palace was demolished because of a fire in 1834. It was rebuilt again sometime in 1840 to 1870

Before your trip, you can already purchase Westminster Abbey tickets online for your convenience. 
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