Apart from being a full-fledged church, Westminster Abbey also has two lovely shops where you can buy gifts and souvenirs. As the abbey supports itself without a donation from the crown or the government, the funds collected at these shops help maintain the abbey. Here’s what you need to know about these shops.
The Westminster Abbey shops have a magnificent collection of books that explore the different aspects of the abbey itself and the history of Britain. You can also find books on collectible classics and poetry, including Shakespeare, Dickens, Kipling, and many more.
Westminster Abbey makes recordings of some famous hymns and prayers sung by their choir. You can also find some of these recordings here on sale. You can also get books, candles and icons that allow you to work on your spirituality. The shop’s fashion section includes scarves, bags, some clothing, and accessories.
There are also books, clothing, toys and Christening gifts available for children at the abbey shop. And the Westminster Abbey collections at the shop include items greatly inspired by some magnificent elements of the abbey, including the High Altar, Cosmati Pavement, the Lady Chapel, and much more.
A. Yes, Westminster Abbey has two souvenir shops right next to the abbey. There is also an online store where you can place online orders if you're unable to visit the abbey yourself.
A. Westminster Abbey shops are open for visits whenever the abbey is accepting visitors. Their general opening hours are from 9:15 AM to 5:30 PM.
A. Yes, you will be able to visit either of the Westminster Abbey shops, even if you don’t have a ticket to visit the abbey.
A. The Westminster Abbey Main Shop is located at Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3JS. You can find the Cellarium Shop at Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PA. Find on Maps
A. Yes, Westminster Abbey shop also has an online store apart from its two retail branches.