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Welcome to Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

This church in the heart of the city is one of London's top attractions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rivals Notre Dame for the most famous church in the world. Westminster Abbey draws millions of tourists each year in addition to the locals who worship there each week. The abbey is the site of royal coronations and weddings (including Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton in April 2011). Visitors can marvel at the Gothic architecture, enormous stained-glass windows and paintings that go back 1,000 years, and tours are available in several languages.

Information & Facts

20 Deans Yard, London
£10 adults, concessions available
English is the official language, though visitors will be astonished by the variety of regional accents.

The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks. Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges.

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday 9:30am-4:45pm. Open for worship only Sundays and religious holidays.
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
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