Westminster Abbey is our Coronation Church and one of Britain’s greatest medieval buildings. For centuries Kings & Queens have walked down its aisle for their date with destiny.
It’s witnessed many other major events too, including the 1997 funeral of Princess Diana and the 2011 wedding of her son Prince William to Catherine Middleton. Many of the Kings & Queens crowned within its walls are buried here too, alongside influential figures such as Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens. It’s also where you’ll find the poignant Grave of the Unknown Warrior.
As part of the highlights tour we’ll explore its long history, soak up the impressive architecture, see the Coronation Chair and find out why some Coronations didn’t exactly go to plan, and why one King banned his Queen. We’ll also discover what connects Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh to the Abbey.