Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

London, United Kingdom

Westminster Abbey is one of the most recognisable sites in London with over a thousand years of history within its grounds. It was first founded by the Benedictine Monks who arrived at the site in the 10th century. The grand cathedral that you see today was begun in 1245. It is one of the most important churches in the country with incredible stained glass windows, paintings and textiles to be seen.

It is also the burial place of many of literature’s most illustrious figures at Poet’s Corner in the southern transept. Some of the poets and authors buried here include Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling. The Abbey is open to visitors from Monday through to Saturday and on Sundays and other religious days it is closed to worshipers.

(Image by OwenXu on Flickr)

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