Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than 1000 years of history. Benedictine monks first came to the site in the middle of the 10th century, establishing a tradition of daily worship, which continues to this day.
The Abbey has been Britain’s coronation church since 1066. The Coronation Chair is now housed in a specially-built enclosure within St Georges Chapel at the west end of the Nave.
The present church, begun by King Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the UK, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint, St Edward the Confessor, still at its heart.
In its long history, it has hosted only 16 royal weddings including those of HM The Queen to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH Prince William to Catherine Middleton.
A visit to the Abbey is often incorporated as part of a London Highlights tour but equally, take advantage of the privileges of a tour with a London Blue Badge Guide.
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