London Day 3: Westminster Abbey


We intended to visit the Westminster Abbey on this day.

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Westminster Abbey has been British Coronation church since the crowning of William the Conqueror in 1066. The above is the north entrance of Westminster Abbey.

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It is also the burial and memorial place for many world famous historical figures from writers, musicians, scientists to rulers and politicians. The above is the western facade.

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The Abbey was founded in AD960 as a Benedictine monastery. It is a self-funding church with no financial assistance from the State, the Crown or the Church of England.

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Since the Sunday service was on going, we did not manage to tour the Abbey. However, we managed to get around to the Cloister Garth to have a sneak peak.

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Memorials filled the walls of the covered walkway.

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Captain James Cook memorial.

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View from the corridor looking into the courtyard.

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A memorial related to Malaysia.

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More memorials.

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A more elaborate memorial.

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We will be back for the Westminster Abbey tour another day.

One thought on “London Day 3: Westminster Abbey

  1. I’ve been to the Abbey and because it’s a burial place, I found it kind of depressing/creepy. I normally like visiting interesting outdoor graveyard sites, etc. I knew a lot of figures buried there….since I did my degree in English lit. and literature covers also history of a country/culture.

    But being inside there with many monuments crammed together, it felt oppressive.

    I enjoyed the British Museum, etc. London offers an enormous amount to see and experience.

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