The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries and the Weston Tower at Westminster Abbey

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries and the Weston Tower at Westminster Abbey

Much like it’s next door neighbour the Palace of Westminster (or Parliament if you want to be colloquial) Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of the Capital’s public life for over a thousand years. So many of the great cultural figures of our history are buried or memorialised there...

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Truth in Public Service

Truth in Public Service

Westminster Abbey was founded by Benedictine Monks in AD 960. The rule by which the monks lived and taught, is explained in a lecture given at Westminster Abbey Institute by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams: “The Benedictine Rule ‘identifies Honesty, Peace and Accountability as critical to the health...

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Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Westminster Abbey is undoubtedly one of London’s most popular landmarks, and its choir renowned as one of the greatest of its kind across the globe. Few will be aware that in the midst of the Abbey, tucked away in the grounds of the former monastery of Westminster at Deans Yard...

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Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Westminster Abbey is undoubtedly one of London’s most popular landmarks, and its choir renowned as one of the greatest of its kind across the globe. Few will be aware that in the midst of the Abbey, tucked away in the grounds of the former monastery of Westminster at Deans Yard...

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Westminster Abbey unveils programme of free family events

Westminster Abbey unveils programme of free family events

Westminster Abbey is opening its doors this summer with a season of games, crafts and tours for families in the beautiful setting of College Garden. With a huge swathe of activities from Knight’s School to art courses, Westminster Abbey’s activities have something for every family. Places are free, but should...

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Explore Westminster Abbey in unprecedented detail with Google Street View tour

Explore Westminster Abbey in unprecedented detail with Google Street View tour

It is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. Now, for the first time, visitors from around the world can take a virtual tour inside Westminster Abbey using Google Street View.  The tour gives visitors the chance to explore the Abbey –...

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Westminster Abbey celebrates 500th anniversary of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel

Westminster Abbey has announced a series of special events this spring to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel – one of the abbey’s greatest examples of late medieval architecture, called the ‘wonder of the world’ by Tudor historian, John Leland. Henry VII lavished huge sums on the...

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