Coronations & Celebrations
Tuesday 13th March 2018
Situated on the grounds of a former Benedictine monastery, it was refounded as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster by Queen Elizabeth I in 1560. In 1987 Westminster Abbey, St. Margaret’s Church, and the Houses of Parliament were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
We meet our Blue Badge Guide for the day at The Central Methodist Hall, where there will be time to purchase coffee. The day will be split into two – half of which your guide will take you on an in depth tour of the Abbey will take you from the Shrine of Edward the Confessor and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior to Poets Corner and the sublimely beautiful fan vaulted ceiling of the Henry VIII chapel where the banners of the Knights and Dames Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath hang. During the other half of the day you’ll be free to visit St Margaret’s Westminster established by the Benedictine Monks alongside their Abbey to look after the spiritual needs of the people. Today it serves as the Parish Church of Parliament. Opposite the Abbey is the Supreme Court –
The Central Methodist Hall Cafe serves a range of hot and cold meals for lunch (cost not included).