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Westminster Abbey London | Opening Times, Best Time to Visit & More

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey opens from Monday to Saturday.

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGS
Monday9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Tuesday9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Wednesday9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Thursday9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Friday9:30 AM–3:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sunday (Today)Closed
Westminster abbey opening times
  • On Saturday, the Abbey opens from 9am to 3pm. On weekdays, it opens from 9:30am to 3:30pm.
  • The Dean's Yard opens from 8am to 5 pm.
  • The Westminster Abbey Shop welcomes visitors from 9:15am to 6:25pm.
  • .The Cellarium cafe is open weekdays from 8am to 4pm. On Saturdays, the timings are from 9am to 4pm.
  • You can drop by St. Margaret's Church from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
  • The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries are open from 10am to 3pm on weekdays and 9:30am to 2:30pm on Saturdays.



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Westminster Abbey is one of the most important Gothic Catholic churches in the United Kingdom. The construction of the building that you see today was commissioned by Henry III in 1245. To experience Britain’s rich history and culture, visiting Westminster Abbey is a must for anyone when in London. Read on to find out more about Westminster Abbey opening times, best time to visit and more.

Westminster Abbey opening times

Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Sunday: Closed for sightseeing

As the abbey is a working church, it is possible that on some days there may be a relaxed opening with some areas closed off to the visitors.

Other Westminster Abbey opening times

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 10am - 3pm (last entry)
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 3pm (last entry)
  • Sunday: Closed 

Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey timings

  • Monday to Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

How long does a Westminster Abbey tour take?

  • It takes about 90 minutes to two hours to explore the entire Westminster Abbey. 

Best time to visit Westminster Abbey

Frequently asked questions about Westminster Abbey opening times

What are the general opening hours of Westminster Abbey?

Westminster Abbey is open from 9:30am to 3:30pm from Mondays to Fridays and from 9am to 3pm on Saturdays.

What is the best time to visit Westminster Abbey?

If you’re traveling as an individual, it is better that you arrive right after the opening of Westminster Abbey before they start to allow tour groups into the building.

How much time does it take to cover the entire Westminster Abbey?

Give yourself 90 minutes to 2 hours to cover all areas of Westminster Abbey.

Is there a dress code to visit Westminster Abbey?

While there is no dress code as such that needs to be followed, as Westminster Abbey is a place of worship, it is advised that you dress cordially to pay your respects. 

Where can I buy tickets to Westminster Abbey?

You can book your Westminster Abbey tickets online here.