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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a Romanesque building with elements of English Baroque, serving since the 11th century as the most important Anglican temple. Inside there are, among others chapel of Edward the Confessor, the Wig Corner and the Poets Corner. You can see the tomb of Elżbieta I and the tombstone of Małgorzata Beauford. There is also a coronation chair from 1301. In the Chapel of the Royal Armed Forces, you can see stained glass windows dedicated to, among others Polish 303 and 302 Squadrons, with the Polish eagle and flag.

Since the victorious battle of Hastings and the rule of William the Conqueror, Westminster Abbey has been the customary place of coronation of English kings. It has also been a burial place of monarchs and distinguished citizens since the 13th century. Here rest Karol Dickens, Isaac Newton and Karol Darwin. There are also commemorative plaques in memory of eminent figures who did not get permission to bury in this place, like William Shakespeare or George Byron.


Attractions inside

    Westminster Abbey map
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