Westminster Abbey Tickets Tickets and Dates

More Information about Westminster Abbey Tickets

Please Note:
  • Cellarium Café and Terrace, Cloister, College Garden and St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey Shop and Kiosk is closed until further notice.
  • In order to gain entrance to Westminster Abbey you must print your ticket - all redeemable tickets/vouchers must be printed and exchanged at the entry.
  • Please arrive to the Abbey 15min prior to your visiting time.
  • A security search exists on entry for all visitors.
  • Westminster Abbey is a working church and subject to occasional closures due to special services and events – please check the website for further details.
  • Face coverings are mandatory when inside the Abbey, Abbey Shop and St Margaret's Church, unless exempt.
  • Social distancing is encouraged in areas which are small and confined.
  • Hand sanitiser is available throughout the Abbey.
  • If you need any help during your visit, please speak to our staff.
An essential addition to any visit to London and set in the heart of the city, Westminster Abbey is legendary and iconic. Boasting a rich history that spans over one thousand years, the site was originally occupied by Benedictine monks in the middle of the tenth century. The current gothic masterpiece has stood there for about 700 years.

Glorious Architecture
The imperious gothic master work is truly breathtaking and the intricate stained glass is some of the most beautiful in the UK.

Coronation Chair
The oldest piece of furniture in the country that is currently used for its original purpose, the sacred chair was created for King Edward I in 1296. The throne has played host to the coronation of every single monarch since 1308. Queen Victoria was crowned here, as well as Elizabeth II, our current reigning Queen.

Poets’ Corner

This section of the south transept of the abbey is so called due to the large amount of writers and poets buried there, including Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. The corner is also decorated with many memorial stones and busts dedicated to the likes of William Shakespeare and poet laureate Ted Hughes.

Kings and Queens
A place of monumental British history and intrigue, an incredible seventeen monarchs are buried at Westminster Abbey. It was also the venue for William and Kate’s fairytale wedding in 2011.

Multimedia Guide 
The multimedia guide is included in the price of your entry ticket, and will be given to you upon arrival at the Abbey.
  • Step inside one of London’s most iconic buildings
  • The abbey’s history spans more than a thousand years
  • A total of 17 monarchs are buried here
  • Exquisite gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass
  • See the Coronation Chair and the memorials in Poets’ Corner
  • The multimedia guide included in the price of admission
December to January Days of Operations:

Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 3:30pm (last entry)

Saturday: 9:00am - 3:30pm (last entry)

Sunday: Closed for sightseeing

Exception: Saturday 1st Jan the Abbey will open 10am instead of 9:30am.

They Abbey will close 30min after last entry.

Galleries will open 30 mins after main opening time.

Early closures:
On Wednesday 15th December the abbey will close early at 1pm (last entry 12pm).
On Thursday 16th of December the abbey will close early at 2pm (last entry 1pm).
On Monday 20th of December 2021 the abbey will close early at 2.30pm (last entry 2pm)
On Thursday 23rd of December 2021 the abbey will close early at 1pm (last entry 1pm).

Planned full closures:
The Abbey will be closed on the 24th to 25th of December 2021.