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Westminster Cathedral, London

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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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  • Have visited many times. A must see. Reading the one and two star reviews prompts me to correct some misleading comments. I hope it encourages people to see this building. It's clear that some people ...  more »
  • This cathedral has a very unique style to its architecture which myself personally would probably describe as striped gothic Basilica style. It was too late for us to go inside but you can stand there...  more »
  • This church was built about 100 years ago by the Vatican. It is a nice construction made of red brick. Inside there are many images made of venetian style mosaic. The bricks at the very top of the cat...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful cathedral. If you look at it you'll be amazed. The details and the color are great. If you happen to be around Victoria station or generally in London it's worth visiting. There are guided tours here but it's more fun to explore on your own in your own time. And if you have religious people at home you can get religious souvenirs and books here as well.
  • Absolutely beautiful cathedral in the centre of London. Has some very historic sculptures and some exquisite chapels. There is nearly always a mass on in one of them. A great first shop for picking up any Catholic orientated gifts. Outside there are two very well stocked Catholic bookshops that have a wide range of books about the history of Catholicism. A must see if you are religious or not.
  • This is an excellent place to visit for a day if you want to find out more about the mother church of the diocese of Westminster. It's dedicated to The Most Precious Blood & is also the principal church of England and Wales. There are several Masses throughout the day during the week & even more on a Sunday. Some of these are sung right through & one is in Latin. There are guided tours available, but these have to be booked in advance. I highly recommend these if you have only a limited amount of time to see the Cathedral. They're well worth the money.
  • What an awesome place. If you are Roman Catholic - and even if you are not - this place is worth visiting. I highly recommend the £6 fee for the views at the top of the tower. What a great view of the surrounding area of London and all the historic places from a bird's eye view. You won't be disappointed.
  • Liturgy is always very good because there are so many convert ex Anglican Vicars from the High Church tradition who are very good at ceremonial. Always a nice treat on high days and holidays.
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