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WESTMINSTER ABBEY

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of English, and British, state occasions - coronations, weddings, funerals, services of commemoration - since William the Conqueror was crowned there on Christmas Day 1066. The Abbey was founded by King Edward the Confessor in the 11th century, though the present building is largely 13th-14th century, with the addition of 18th century towers. The interior of the abbey is breathtaking and contains the tombs of many of England's great monarchs, including Edward I and Elizabeth I, as well as memorials honouring heroes and poets - and the tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Entry is expensive, it can get incredibly crowded and a policy of 'no photography' is rigorously enforced.

20 Dean's Yard
Westminster
London
SW1P 3PA
Medieval
Westminster Abbey's website
Opposite the Houses of Parliament
Church authorities