Westminster Abbey London
Westminster Abbey is well known as the location of coronations and Royal Weddings and Funerals
With over 1000 years of history and it's beautiful and intricatic Gothic architecture Westminster Abbey in London is interesting on many levels. It's origins go back to about 960 AD when twelve Benedictine monks were established on the banks of the Thames River. Since 1066 AD, Westminster Abbey has served as the coronation church and as the burial place for seventeen monarchs.
Construction of much of the current Abbey took place between 1245 and 1517 with the west towers being added between 1722 and 1745. The architectural style is primarily Anglo-French Gothic. Inside the Abbey is very beautiful with all of it's ornate architectural details and stained glass. In addition it filled with many treasures of fine art and textiles.
Westminster Abbey is usually open to visitors for an admission charge on Monday thru Saturday except during religious holidays and special events. Admission is free with the London Pass. Visiting hours usually start at 9:30am however closing times vary from day to day so you should see there official website from the link below to confirm times.
There are many other attractions within easy walking distance of the Westminster Abbey. Some of these include the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Horse Guards Building and Parade, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral, Saint James's Park, and Hyde Park. These attractions can be nicely combined into a memorable one or two day walking tour.
For more information about The Westminster Abbey including hours of operation visit their official website: Westminster Abbey