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Visit Westminster Abbey in London

One of the most significant landmarks in Britain, Westminster Abbey, has been the venue of every coronation since the 11th century, as well as an inseparable part of the cityscape in London. Built as a Benedictine monastery back in the 7th century, it was later re-founded as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter and is nowadays considered to be the most important church in the country.

Westminster Abbey history & facts

The abbey as we see it today first started to take shape in 1065 when it was renovated by the order of Edward the Confessor. Changes were made again in the 13th century by Henry III, creating an awe-inspiring Gothic monument which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In addition to being the venue for numerous occasions, such as royal weddings or funerals, the Westminster Abbey is also the resting place of monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth I. However, members of the royalty are not the only ones buried at the site, as people like Charles Dickens, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and more have also been granted burial space in the Abbey.

Despite being a major tourist attraction and a must-see while on a London tour, the landmark is open for worship every Sunday and on religious holidays as well. Don't miss the chance to visit the monumental site while in London!

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