Heritage & Historic Venues  •  Central London

Westminster Abbey

The Chapter Office, 20 Dean’s Yard, London SW1P 3PA

About Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, House of Kings, and home of Coronations since that of William the Conqueror in 1066, provides an unbeatable backdrop for the most exclusive of occasions.

Within its precincts are hidden and unique settings for prestigious corporate or charitable events; the Cellarium, Undercroft Museum, Cheyneygates, and in the warmer months, the East and North Cloisters and College Garden. Medieval architecture, stained glass windows and breath-taking views of the Houses of Parliament are some notable highlights. From intimate dinners for 12 guests, up to spectacular receptions for 1000, the Abbey can accommodate a wide variety of functions.

In the spirit of the Benedictine tradition hospitality, rooted firmly in the ethos of the Abbey, each event comes with a welcome from the Dean & Chapter of Westminster, and the opportunity to attend Evensong led by one of the most world-renowned choirs. As an added option, it is possible to experience the awe-inspiring Abbey on a private tour, and learn more about the 1,000 years of history the building is steeped in.

Opening Hours

  • Monday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

What it’s renowned for

Coronations and Royal Weddings

You might not know but..

The Abbey is a “Royal Peculiar”, under the jurisdiction of a Dean & Chapter, and subject only to the Sovereign, not to any archbishop or bishop.

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