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Westminster Cathedral, London

4.6
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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. Plan to visit Westminster Cathedral during your London vacation using our convenient London day trip site.
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  • What a beautiful minster, on looking from the outside, and been able to look what’s engrave above the entrance, downfall was the side view as there was work been carried out on it  more »
  • Once in London you must visit the largest Roman Catholic church: Westminster Cathedral. It dates from the 19th century and is a true work of art clad in stone.  more »
  • The angelic voices of the boys in the sung Mass/service is always a marvel. I was happy to listen to them again, and will be glad to do so again. Seems every 5pm service on weekdays is sung.  more »
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  • Even though not religious, I find this a very calming and peaceful place to visit. I enjoyed so much I actually sat through a half hour Mass during my stay. Some beautiful ornate side chapels and impressive main Altar. Although free to visit, if you've enjoyed the experience, I think it's only fair to give a donation.
  • A fantastic building. The architecture is wonderful and obviously the spiritual reason behind the building brings joy and fulfillment to many. I, however always think that MONEY is the root to all evil. And this Church really does like you to give it money. It wants your money. No, it really wants your money, it lusts after your hard earned cash.
  • Impressive church. Centrally located and beautifully decorated interior. It is unlike any other church I’ve been in where the ceiling is quite stark and undecorated. It’s an odd feeling knowing that this, and so many other churches were built (new or more modern) because of the CoE the departure from Rome. The church is quite large but warm and inviting none-the-less. Also, no entrance fee.
  • This fascinating church is far too often overshadowed by the Abbey a few blocks away. In my opinion, it's some of the most interesting architecture in London. Definitely worth a quick visit on a walk between the palace and parliament.
  • Lovely building to explore. I particularly liked the memorial to the English Martyrs: very modern. I took time out for a coffee and sandwich in the small cafe, it was very welcome. The toilet facilities are easily accessed and well maintained.

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