Visit the venue of crowning, marriage and burials of British monarchs (image © Ryan King/iStock/Thinkstock)
Consecrated in 1065, this abbey is the crowning and burial site of most English monarchs. It also houses Poets’ Corner, the final resting place of Charles Dickens and other famous writers. Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm. Wed late opening 4.30pm-7pm, with half-price entry. Adult £23, child £10.
In 2018, the Abbey unveiled its first major structural addition in more than a quarter of a millenium, a new tower that leads to The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries. Housed in the medieval triforium and offering panoramic views of the surrounding area, this new exhibition space tells the story of the Abbey through over 300 objects. Adult £5; child free (in addition to a general admission ticket).