Visiting Westminster Abbey

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Intro to London 2016: To See a GOAT on Grass
American Airlines Business Class Chicago (ORD) to London (LHR)
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Leicester Square
The May Fair Hotel
Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London and Tower Bridge
Wimbledon AELTC
London Eye
Dining in London
Brexit, London Street Scenes and Red bus tour
British Airways Business Class London (LHR) to Chicago (ORD)
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Westminster Abbey

We decided to check out Westminster Abbey one day. The church was walkable from our hotel so it made sense to check it out.

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Westminster Station

When we arrived around mid-day there was quite a line stretched out all the way onto the sidewalk. The nice thing is that the line moved quickly so perhaps 20 minutes or so of waiting before we got to enter.

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Westminster Abbey

The exterior of the church is very grand and goth-like. There is lots of detail on the front of the church.

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Westminster Abbey

On the front lawn of the church there was some sort of design being installed.  Im not sure the cause or the message but there were several workers meticulously adding sticks into the ground.

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Lawn decorations

Once inside the church feels even larger. You’re not supposed to take photos while inside the church. As part of your admission price (around $25) you get a guided audio machine to use at locations throughout the church.

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Choir

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Westminster Abbey

We spent about an hour walking around and listening to our guided tour at many stops.  In  certain places in the church it can get crowded and there are also places with steps so keep that in mind if your pushing a stroller like we were.

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Stained glass

Everyone was fairly organized and respectful as they walked through. There are some very interesting monuments and memorials inside of the church. Some of the most important people in England’s history are buried here and many of the kings and queens were married here and buried here.

The most recent royal wedding at Westminster Abbey of course being Prince William and Kate Middleton a few years ago.

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Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey lawn

All in all we enjoyed our visit to the church and well worth a visit for the first time vacationer in London!

 

-PointsPinnacle


 

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