The Westminster Abbey Audio Tours

36 reviews for audio tours in London

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Katrien
4
21 days ago
It was an interesting tour.
Mitali
5
21 days ago
The audio tour was extremely well planned, paced & detailed. One of the best audio toured I’ve listened to from all my international travels including museums in France. I would highly recommend this to everyone. The navigation instructions are accurate & the images in each step help you easily find the halls on your own. We are not familiar with Russian language but could easily navigate & appreciate the art & history at the museum thanks to this. Very well done & thanks a lot for putting this together 😊
Adam
5
about 2 months ago
Thank you so much.
id15441
4
about 2 months ago
App not stable. Final destination closed. But all in all nice experience
Anne-Marie
5
about 2 months ago
It was nice to do a walking city tour through London, we went through spots we never even thought we'd see! We really enjoyed ourselves!
1/8
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the United Kingdom's most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and a burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. The building itself was originally a Catholic Benedictine monastic church until the monastery was dissolved in 1539. Between 1540 and 1556, the abbey had the status of a cathedral and seat of the catholic bishop. After 1560 the building was no longer an abbey or a cathedral, after the Catholics had been driven out by King Henry VIII, having instead was granted the status of a Church of England "Royal Peculiar"—a church responsible directly to the sovereign—by Queen Elizabeth I. According to a tradition first reported by Sulcard in about 1080, a church was founded at the site (then known as Thorn Ey (Thorn Island)) in the seventh century at the time of Mellitus, a Bishop of London. Construction of the present church began in 1245 on the orders of King Henry III.Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have occurred in Westminster Abbey. Sixteen royal weddings have occurred at the Abbey since 1100.The Abbey is the burial site of more than 3300 persons, usually of prominence in British history: at least 16 monarchs, 8 Prime Ministers, poets laureate, actors, scientists, military leaders, and the Unknown Warrior. As such, Westminster Abbey is sometimes described as "Britain's Valhalla", after the iconic hall of the chosen heroes in Norse mythology.