Formally called ‘The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster’ and commonly known as ‘Westminster Abbey’, this world renowned monumental abbey situated near the House of Parliament, is well known as a place where the great kings were coroneted, wedded and buried since 1066.
Over a million tourists with numerous interests visit the Westminster Abbey each year. Some visit merely to witness the glamour of the architecture of the past and to witness the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Tombs of Royal members, the Coronation Chair and others to attend the daily services at Lady Chapel, Royal Chapels and the Shrine of Edward.
One would be amazed to hear that over 3000 people are underlying beneath the Church and Cloisters with over 600 tombstones and memorials placed within the premises of the Church. There are so many tombs in the Church that you would even notice coffins standing vertically because of the lack of space in the abbey. Renowned characters of the history like Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone and also Pharaohs of Egypt too are on display at the abbey. As you walk about the Westminster Abbey you can experience the atmosphere of the living history within the walls of the church.
The Abbey’s Nave is the highest of England and this is where you would find the tomb of the Unknown Warrior who died in the battlefield in France and also the shrine of Winston Churchill. The cloister of the Abbey was built in the 13th century and was used for meditation and exercise by the Benedictine monks. The Chapter House and Henry VII Chapel too are famous and outstanding attractions of the church.
Westminster Abbey is an amazing place with historic value in London and a place with immense architectural and structural importance which one should not forget to explore when in London. During your visit to the city, if you are looking for a luxury Hotel London has many options but The Halkin London would be a great choice as it is branded as an ideal London boutique hotel with all the modern amenities and comforts one would wish for.