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Westminster Abbey London ancient burial site of English Kings and Queens

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Westminster Abbey. cloister Largely dating from the times of the Norman Conquest, though the Western Towers date from the mid 18th century. Setting for every Royal Coronation since 1066. Visit the Chapter House with its medieval floor tiles admire but please do not touch the wall paintings showing scenes from the Apocalypse. Escape from the worst of the London tourist hordes and wander the Cloisters. Visit the Museum, see the royal funeral effigies and the Medieval Alter panel. Admire the fan vaulting of the Chapter House, and the Lady Chapel constructed by Henry VII. Please remember the Abbey is a daily place of worship.

Who was buried at Westminster Abbey? Numerous kings and queens, Richard II, Edward III, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. as well as statesmen, military leaders, lords, ladies the Great and the Good. Famous people such as Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton and the explorer David Livingstone. In the evocative Poets Corner- Geoffrey Chaucer, George Eliot, Dylan Thomas. Expect to pay an admission fee and to join the hordes of tourists all keen to shuffle around this splendid, so historic and unique building.

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A short walk from Westminster Abbey are the Houses of Parliament | Nearest Tube Westminster and St. James Park Underground

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