The Westminster Abbey Audio Tours

5 reviews for audio tours in London

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Shaz
5
about 1 month ago
Really enjoyable covered key aspects of the museum
Anne-Marie
5
11 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!
Dmitri
4
almost 2 years ago
I liked the interactive aspect, and how the path took you through nice parts of town. It was interesting, but it might be nice to focus on lesser known bands too. Although, I can see why this might be less interesting to others. Thanks
Dmitri
4
almost 2 years ago
I liked the interactive aspect, and how the path took you through nice parts of town. It was interesting, but it might be nice to focus on lesser known bands too. Although, I can see why this might be less interesting to others. Thanks
Dmitri
4
almost 2 years ago
Мне как человеку не знавшему ничего о роке было интересно прости по знаменитым местам где записывались великие музыканты. Понравилось аудио сопровождение. Не хватало больше интерактива, хотя бы маленькие вопросы на каждом из шагов. Главный минус - когда подходишь к месту назначения, вылетает на начальный экран экскурсии, приходилось, заново все прокручивать, на 25 раз это бесило) По ценообразованию немного дороговато, 10£ за это было бы не жалко отдать.
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. 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.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.The church was originally part of a Catholic Benedictine abbey, which was dissolved in 1539. It then served as the cathedral of the Diocese of Westminster until 1550, then as a second cathedral of the Diocese of London until 1556. The abbey was restored to the Benedictines by Mary I in 1556, then in 1559 made a royal peculiar—a church responsible directly to the sovereign—by Queen Elizabeth I. The Abbey is the burial site of more than 3,300 people, usually of prominence in British history: at least 16 monarchs, eight prime ministers, poets laureate, actors, scientists, military leaders, and the Unknown Warrior—the first person interred in the Abbey's Poets' Corner was Geoffrey Chaucer in 1400. As such, Westminster Abbey is sometimes described as "Britain's Valhalla", after the iconic hall of the chosen heroes in Norse mythology.