OverviewThe Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.
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Standing and Queueing
During busy visitor periods, queue times may exceed 1 hour 30 minutes. For fast track entry to Westminster Abbey, timed entry tickets can be booked online.
Some areas of the Abbey are inaccessible to wheelchairs and visitors with reduced mobility. Westminster Abbey offers free admission to such visitors and their carers. There is a small ramped step by the North Door entrance. Westminster Abbey is able to provide wheelchairs for visitors to use. Please ask an Abbey Marshal when you arrive.
Access To Toilets
Accessible toilets are located in the Cloisters and Cellarium cafe
Assistance dogs are welcome at Westminster Abbey.
Accessing Visual Information
Audio described tours are available and these have been created with the assistance of VocalEyes. In addition, Westminster Abbey is also able to offer Personal Touch Tours, which can be accessed through the services of a volunteer guide. These tours must be booked in advance.
Accessing Audible Information
There is a hearing loop system that covers the whole of the Abbey main building and is used at all Services. In addition, transcripts are available in 14 languages and there is a British Sign Language version of the multimedia tour.