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Westminster Cathedral

the Mother Church

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Few tourists get here, largely because of its more famous neighbor, Westminster Abbey. For just that reason, this can be a more spiritual place to visit – certainly less crowded.
Westminster is a working church so it has an authentic flavor. As the mother church of the Catholic community in England and Wales, Westminster Cathedral holds masses every day and is a frequent stop for confessions.

It’s free to enter the church, but consider paying for the Tower Viewing Gallery, especially if you don’t plan to visit another rooftop view. At 210 feet above street level, it is not as
spectacular as the Golden Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral but the lack of crowds and the intimate perspective on Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral make it worthwhile. It’s also the best choice for people who need an elevator, as St Paul’s has only stairs.


At A Glance

Address:
42 Francis Street
London SW1P 1QW
Phone:
44 7798 9055
Price:
free

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