Westminster Cathedral, London
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
Admire classic 19th-century Neo-Byzantine architecture at Westminster Cathedral. Located in the heart of London, the cathedral holds the title for the oldest Catholic church in England and Wales. Wander through the main sanctuary and surrounding chapels to enjoy ornate mosaics and marble furnishings free of charge. For a small fee, you can climb the cathedral’s high tower for sprawling views of the city. Visit during a service for awe-inspiring organ music and choral performances. For Westminster Cathedral and beyond, use our London travel itinerary maker to get the most from your London vacation.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
The cathedral is "the seat of the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Mother Church for Roman Catholics in England and Wales" and is built in the Byzantine style on the former site of the New B... read more »
W found this cathedral by accident and the outside is stunning. You can go inside but no pictures as need to respect the sanctity of the place. There was alot of people inside praying or just sitting ... read more »
Westminster Cathedral is one of many interesting churches in the city and throughout the entire UK. Each offers some unique architecture and history.
I stayed at Egham for a year while completing my postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway. Most every Sunday I would take the train to London to hear mass here. Really a wonderful Cathedral and kept me from being too homesick as going to mass in a wonderful place of worship such as this with a friendly and warm community helps. My favourite part would be the adoration chapel, after mass I would go there, it's at the left side of the alter place, devotees would just pray there, it is a very calming experience, knowing many are in one asking for help and giving thanks. Really wonderful memories and amazing architecture too! Brought my family here when they visited me.
Properly titled "The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ," but better known as Westminster Cathedral is the most beautiful of London's Catholic Churches. Built between 1895 - 1903 Westminster Cathedral was consecrated in 1910 and is the larges Catholic Church in England or Wales. Considered a Masterpiece in high visible White-Striped brick and stone. The domes are built out f brick without use of concrete or steel.
The most deeply moving place of Prayer and Worship. Catholics the whole world over and England send up their prayers to Our Lady and Lord Jesus and Cardinal Nichols is a lovely fellow. The Saints and Martys are adorned here and the body of St John Southworth martyr during the terrible reformation lays at rest here in the Shrine of the English Martys. The mosaics are breathtaking and when the light shines through they illuminate the entire church. A truly special place to say thank you to Lord Jesus et Lady Mary. Please visit!
Very peaceful and welcoming all walks of life. Specially the Benediction. And Vespers are toichinh experience like the days gone by of reverence to our God and Savioir and the Holy Spirit. Not forgetting St John Southworthm
I'm not a particularly religious person myself, but occasionally, I pop in here as it can be quite a calming atmosphere. The inside, as you would expect is beautiful. Sometimes, they have practising choirs there, and if you happen to drop by when they're singing, it only adds to the atmosphere. There's also a viewing platform here, which although I have not been to the top of, some friends and family have and they've said the views are spectacular! It's a good place to go for some quiet reflective time in peace.
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Are you the owner of this business? Click here for promotion tips.