London UK: Westminster Abbey

One of the greatest things to do while visiting Europe is to be able to visit very old cathedrals.  In London there is the Westminster Abbey.  The Westminster Abbey was built in the 11th Century AD and still stands today.  On top of being a church, the building was used for Coronation Ceremonies for many monarchs such as King Harold and William the Conqueror.  Inside the church today there are saints buried in tombs and you can walk by their tombs on your tour.

Even if you are not religious or into the whole Monarchy thing, the Westminster Abbey is still an exciting place to visit.  If you live outside of Europe, it’s not very often you get to visit Gothic-style buildings, so if you happen to be touring London, be sure to book a visit into this cathedral.

Some things to be aware of when you visit the Westminster Abbey

  • taking pictures is not allowed
  • tours close at 3:30pm and closed all day on Sundays
  • crowds are significantly down during the morning hours compared to the midday and afternoon
  • be prepared to stand in long lines to get in, especially if you go during busier times

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