Westminster Abbey asks: 'When were you last here?'

  • Royal church urges nation to discover history on its doorstep
  • Perfect time to visit with no crowds and queues
  • Reduced price entry on Wednesdays
Westminster Abbey is urging the nation to discover the history on its doorstep this summer whilst there are fewer tourists and you can have iconic visitor attractions to yourself. The royal church has 30% off ticket prices on Wednesday evenings to tempt people back into London.
The Abbey has found in a recent Twitter poll that over a quarter of its followers have only ever seen the royal church on television. The Abbey asked 'When were you last here?' with 26% of respondents saying they had never visited.
The Abbey has been at the centre of the nation for over a thousand years and is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country. It has been the coronation church since 960AD, the setting for royal weddings and funerals, and is the burial place of kings and queens; statesmen and soldiers; poets and heroes - yet many people have never been inside.
Scott Craddock, Head of Visitor Experience said: 'We were surprised to hear that many people have only ever seen the Abbey on television. We are a nation which loves to travel and enjoys sightseeing in Europe’s great cities but many of us have never seen the historic attractions on our doorstep. It’s a brilliant time at the moment to visit places closer to home because there are fewer crowds and queues - you really will have the place to yourself.'
The Abbey is currently open for visiting on Fridays and Saturdays, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm and on Wednesdays, 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm, with timed entry tickets available through advance booking online at www.westminster-abbey.org/visit-us
The Abbey has been awarded Visit England's official 'We're Good to Go' kite mark in recognition that it is following government and industry best practice guidelines to maintain the highest standards of protection through cleanliness and social distancing.
Discover more and book tickets at: https://www.westminster-abbey.org/visit-us
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