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Friday, April 8, 2011

Westminster Abbey London

The real name of Westminster Abbey is 'The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster'. Westminster Abbey is a large, mostly Gothic church, in Westminster, London.

Westminster Abbey's history may date to the time of Mellitus (624 AD), Bishop of London. It is known, however, that in the 960s or early 970s, Saint Dunstan, assisted by King Edgar, installed a community of monks in the Abbey. A stone abbey was built on the site around 1045–1050 by King Edward the Confessor. Since the coronations of both King Harold and William the Conqueror in 1066, coronations of English and British monarchs have been held in the Abbey.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have chosen to marry at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011.

Westminster Abbey

Visitors to Westminster Abbey can also view the cloisters (see below).

Westminster Abbey


Westminster Abbey claims to contain Britain's oldest door (see below).


Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is located just west of the Palace of Westminster. Visitors to Westminster Abbey may also want to visit nearby Big Ben or Buckingham Palace.

Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
London SW1P 3PA
Tel: 020 7222 5152

Westminster Abbey Map

© 2011 John Westby

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