Westminster Abbey

20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey. (Open Map)
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Description

The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster

Westminster Abbey is a Gothic church just west of the Palace of Westminster. This is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for the monarchs of Commonwealth Realms. The abbey is also a Royal Peculiar (place of worship that falls directly under the jurisdiction of the British monarch).

Westminster Abbey is particularly popular for its organ concerts. The organ, built by Harrison & Harrison in 1937, was used for the first time at the coronation of King George VI. Currently the organist is James O'Donnell, who is also Professor of Organ at the Royal Academy of Music.