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Who is buried in Westminster Abbey?

In the heart of London, one of England's most famous churches is not only the location of national events - perhaps most recently, the Royal Wedding - but also the burial ground of some of the country's key historical figures.

Saebert of Essex

England's heritage is rich with Saxon influences. Saebert ruled in the 6th century and is celebrated as one of the first kings to convert from pagan religions to Christianity.

Queen Elizabeth I

Her reign spanned the Anglo-Spanish war and English settlement in the Americas, but she is also known for ordering the execution of her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland.

Charles Dickens

Dickens was the author of A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations - works which have created cultural ripples in TV and film.

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Newton, who studied at Cambridge, is famous for discovering gravity when an apple fell on his head from a tree.

Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

The father of the notorious Henry VIII has his very own chapel area and is buried next to his wife. Their tomb is luxurious, gold, and in Renaissance style to reflect their wealth.

Westminster Abbey: Our Tips

Photography not allowed

Photography is not permitted in the church area, only in the cloisters. There will be clear guidance as to where these areas are - if in doubt, ask someone who works there.

Memorials

Even if they are not physically buried at the Abbey, there are many memorial stones to famous influencers - among them the Bronte sisters, Martin Luther King, Jr., and William Shakespeare.

Dress code

As it is a church, visitors are asked to take care in how they dress when visiting Westminster Abbey - no hats and knees and shoulders covered.

Luggage

Large luggage items can't be brought inside the building - it is recommended that you check them into the secure storage facilities at one of London's major rail stations.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Visiting hours vary by day, so make sure you check online to plan ahead.
  • What is the price?
    Adult tickets are £20 with family package and concessions options available. Audio-guides are included in the price.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It's a great way to see some of London, and the Abbey! A guide will be able to lead you directly to the most famous grave sites.
  • How to get there
    Take the tube to St. James's Park or Westminster, or check the bus schedule for numerous options.
  • Additional tips
    • Sensible footwear is advised! Much of the flooring is uneven.
    • A disabled-access tour plan can be found online at the DisabledGo website.

What People Are Saying About Westminster Abbey

perfect tour for kids and fun for adults,too

Me and my 7-year old son enjoyed Julias tour very much. I actually liked it a lot better then most tours for adults. Lots of interesting and detailed facts, that Anton is still talking about, now we are back in Berlin.

London: tour of Westminster for children Reviewed by Anne-Franziska, 02/06/2017

Entertaining, informative, full of atmosphere

We very much enjoyed the Tour - despite the frost! The walk by itself is a nice tour past some of Londons sights. The haunted places and it's stories are very interesting and inspire to find out more. Our guide was entertaining and attentive, he made the walk fun!

London Ghost Walk: 2.5-Hour Guided Tour Reviewed by Yvonne, 01/29/2017

Tom was very informative but fun in the way he put things across

Be prepared to wrap up very warmly - it was a cold night but added to the overall spookiness of walking in the parks and around the city. Well worth the ticket price to have the expertise of Tom as our guide - he kept things moving but took time to give detailed explanations.

London Ghost Walk: 2.5-Hour Guided Tour Reviewed by Joanne, 01/29/2017

Great experience... but be prepared to walk!!!

Our guide was awesome! And he made sure didn't let list in the Underground either. Showed us the Muggle equivalents to the Magical world. He really got us engaged in exploring London! Our family had a a fun time and met alto of neat folks from around the world too. Get ready to do a whole lot of walking!

Harry Potter London Walking Tour Reviewed by Jay, 01/11/2017

A brilliant tour & I would highly recommend it.

Tom was a brilliant guide & made the tour come alive. He knew all the facts & was very confident in guiding us around London. I would particularly recommend this tour if you wanted to see London while during the tour.

London Ghost Walk: 2.5-Hour Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 12/31/2016

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