It became the royal seat of the United Kingdom in 1066, and since then it is the focal point of royalty and politics in the United Kingdom. But above all, it is home to the famous church “Westminster Abbey”.
HOW TO GO
All the central attractions in London are in this area. Westminster Abbey is in the Parliament Square. It faces the Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. And it is just ten minutes away from the Buckingham Palace also.
The Westminster Underground railway station is the closest station to the Abbey. It opens at 9 am and closes at 3 pm, but during Wednesdays, it opens till 6 pm.
WHEN TO GO
If you have the London Pass then no waiting in long lines for you. But during the busy season of July To August Westminster Abbey has tons of visitors.
It is better if you visit on Wednesday evening when the crowds subside, and no groups take place at these hours.
WHERE TO GO
The old church of England stands as a famous burial ground in England.
Inside the west entrance, you can see various valuable paintings and artifacts- the Gothic Revival Choir screen, Portrait Of Richard II, the tomb of Winston Churchill, Tomb of Sir Issac Newton. On the east side is the poet’s corner where memorials of Geoffrey Chaucer and Ben Jonson stand.
There is also a Confessor’s Chapel where the Royals got buried. There is so much more to see in the Abbey- from unique vaulting to ornate ceilings.
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