London is a city which is full of attractions for sightseeing and educational purposes. Visitors never get bored in this lively city. From ancient architectural buildings to palaces to entertainment sites to wondrous architectural pieces, London offers something for everyone.
The beautiful Thames River flows through the city, glittering in the warm sunshine creating a picture perfect setting. The West Minister’s Abbey lies within a short radius to this pretty river. This Abbey is a must see historical site in London. The amazingly enchanting gothic church being named as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO; has added more value to it.
The original building was built in 1050 by King Edward the Confessor as a monastery. Apart from a small part this building did not survive for a long time. Most of the buildings now are a result of the renovations done by Henry III. This ancient building is a stunning site which would attract anyone who gets a glimpse of it. With the beautifully landscaped garden adding more class, any picture clicked in this location would be postcard-worthy.
The first crowning was held in 1066; the coronation of William the Conqueror. Since that day this church has witnessed the coronation ceremonies of many kings and queens. Even the reigning Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in this important site.
A huge number of royal weddings have taken place in this Abbey, which have been witnessed by thousands and thousands of guests. The crowned prince Charles and the beautiful lady Diana’s marriage took place in this abbey adding more memories to this already memorable location. Recently the fairytale wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton took place in this venue, where a large number of guests were invited.
Apart from the kings and queen and other royalties, many famous people like Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer and Dr. Samuel Johnson have been buried in the Burial Ground.
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Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+