Westminster Abbey is the Royal church, home to glittering occasions, both joyful and sad. It has been the site of all coronations since 1066. It is a place of Royal Weddings, including that of Prince William and Kate, the Queen and Prince Phillip, it's a place of Royal Funerals — the Queen Mother and Diana, Princess of Wales. It is a place of Royal Burials — thirteen Kings and fourteen Queens are buried within its walls. By visiting the Abbey you are entering into more than one thousand years of our history.
Sir Isaac Newton is buried in the Abbey, as is Charles Darwin. The Abbey is home to the tomb of the Unknown Warrior — the first of its kind in the world. In the famous Poet's Corner, you will see the burial places of Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning, and commemorations of dozens more authors and poets — even the rather scandalous Lord Byron has his place here.
Our tour of this great Abbey will transport you back in time, conjuring images of monks in reflective prayer, and the majesty of kings. You will see where the Queen was crowned and marvel at the splendour of the soaring gothic architecture. The Abbey is a jewel not to be missed.