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Westminster Cathedral

42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
+44 20 7798 9055
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Admission to the Cathedral is free but donations are gratefully received Tower Lift - £6 adult; £3 concession; £14 family ticket (2 adult and 2 children) If you enter the Cathedral at a quiet moment in the day, don’t imagine that it is always like this. Westminster Cathedral must be one of the busiest churches in the United Kingdom. Located in the heart of London, it is the mother-church of England & Wales. People are drawn to this great edifice from all over London, all over the country and the world. If you are trying to imagine ‘what goes on’ here, consider that there are seven masses each day, many great services of worship on special occasions and unique gatherings of every description which fill the Cathedral to the doors. Westminster Cathedral Choir, justly renowned for consistent excellence, sings at the Solemn Mass each evening - with few exceptions. Even when no public ceremony is taking place, the private prayer of individual believers is a work of faith, continuously in progress. The Cathedral is a sacred space at the heart of a great city, dedicated to the worship of God.
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42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
+44 20 7798 9055
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not really on the tourist trail this superb Catholic Cathedral is behind an unassuming row of shops near Victoria Station. It is well worth a visit - a real hidden gem with a stunning interior and 265ft viewing tower which is great value for money....More

Thank DrPeterDRobinson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With all the amazing churches in London this one wouldn't come to mind as the first one you want to visit, but you still need to. A Catholic Church. It looks like it belongs in turkey and not England. The looks are very unique. If...More

Thank Jake S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seventeen royal weddings have taken place at Westminster Abbey, recently Prince William and Kate were married in 2011....Westminster Abbey has held 38 coronation ceremonies of reigning monarchs. Services Sundays 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Choral Matins 11.15am Sung Eucharist 3.00pm Choral Evensong 5.45pm Organ Recital...More

Thank djwoo1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is the home of the last three cardinals of Westminster Cardinal Heenan, Hume and now Murphy O'Connor all buried in the Church rather than the crypt. There is a huge cross over the sanctuary and a lovely high altar. The top half of...More

Thank MartinDowling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been several times in London but this was the first time I noticed the Cathedral. It looks great from the outside, I was really attracted to it, but once inside I was a bit disappointed... not so spectacular, not very special... just big. For...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside attached us to this place, so we took a stroll round here whilst waiting for our matinee show... Oh my... this place is amazing.. you really don't need to be religious to enjoy the architecture, mosaic's, sculptures, and total ethereal beauty of this...More

Thank Beckyboop_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to catch mass as it was going on and after walked around and there are so many side spots and the tile work is amazing pictures don't do it justice!

Thank ssquinn1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had limited time on a stopover in London, so we decided to attend evensong at Westminster on Friday evening at 5;00! This was perfect because it is a free opportunity to see the amazing architecture and hear the beautiful sounds of music while in...More

1  Thank sattelite10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be confused with the gothic Westminster Abbey, this is a catholic cathedral completed in the early years of the 20th century. Outside it is red brick with white stone and looks pretty impressive. Inside it has a sense of space and volume and...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located a few minutes walk from Westminster Underground, the history, architecture, and ambience of the Cathedral are close to fantastic. The fact that it has been in existence over a thousand years, and houses the tombs and memorial plaques of so many famous names instills...More

1  Thank Richard T
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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23 December 2016|
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Response from Sarah D | Property representative |
Hi there. Midnight Mass actually starts a little earlier than the title of the Service suggests. The time may vary but usually about 10:30am for Carols. Although the doors close to allow for preparations to take place the... More
25 March 2016|
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Response from firuzakhan | Reviewed this property |
Maybe an hour & a half. If you see the Chapels in the interior in detail then maube 2 hours.
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24 March 2016|
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Response from Aquinasmagister | Reviewed this property |
Hi just treat this like going to any Sunday mass.The cathedral is open to all and it's important you should feel at home. If you're unsure what to do sit behind others and do what the Majority of people do (stand when they... More