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Westminster Cathedral

42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
+44 20 7798 9055
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Admission to the Cathedral is free but donations are gratefully received Tower Lift - £6 adult; £3 concession; £14 family ticket (2 adult and 2 children) If you enter the Cathedral at a quiet moment in the day, don’t imagine that it is always like this. Westminster Cathedral must be one of the busiest churches in the United Kingdom. Located in the heart of London, it is the mother-church of England & Wales. People are drawn to this great edifice from all over London, all over the country and the world. If you are trying to imagine ‘what goes on’ here, consider that there are seven masses each day, many great services of worship on special occasions and unique gatherings of every description which fill the Cathedral to the doors. Westminster Cathedral Choir, justly renowned for consistent excellence, sings at the Solemn Mass each evening - with few exceptions. Even when no public ceremony is taking place, the private prayer of individual believers is a work of faith, continuously in progress. The Cathedral is a sacred space at the heart of a great city, dedicated to the worship of God.
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42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The architecture can be characterised more as interesting or impressive than beautiful. It is certainly more gorgeous than Westminster Community Church or Westminster Chapel in the same neighbourhood; personal tastes would decide how its architecture compares with nearby Westminster Abbey. It is the head church...More

Thank Lam N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the way to a meeting and literally stopped in my tracks as I'd never seen this stunning cathedral before. This will just blow you away it is breathtakingly beautiful even from the outside. Take a walk around the outside and you might hear practice...More

Thank Vicky C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was something of a one-off, so don't expect it on a regular basis. It's marvellous that a church in London can draw the oldest and perhaps best choir in the world -- with no charge to the audience. It was a miracle that the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended the main Sunday Mass here with my sister-in-law from the USA who is a practising Catholic (I am an Anglican). The setting and music were superb, including a Byrd Mass as well as the motet O Sacrum Convivium and a movement from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literally stumbled across the Cathedral whilst walking down towards the Palace. One of those walks around the city with no clear goals just taking it all in and deciding what to see as you go, and then, find this place. Absolutely beautiful, it seems almost...More

Thank Celades88
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Left Victoria Station on way to Buckingham Palace and came across the Cathedral which was, as said previously, a complete Oasis of Calm in the middle of Chaos !! I had 2 Toddlers with me who were enthralled at when they shouted , the place...More

Thank adywoo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to get in. It's a little hidden but easy to find. Getting into Westminster Abbey was a 2 hour wait and we walked straight into the cathedral down the street. Very worth it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Westminster Abbey is where most tourist flock due to the coverage it gets on TV. As well as being at the head of this country’s Royal and civic events. But Westminster Cathedral is a little known gem. This beautiful 20th century building is breath taking....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from a great trip to London....other than our flight over which was cancelled and we had to wait until the next day........United sucks. Loved our County Hall location a short walk across the river and we were at the core of old...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

I’m not a Catholic, so my visit to this Cathedral was for interest rather than religious reasons. Firstly it is very different to look at from the outside. In my opinion, almost gothic looking. I had seen from TripAdvisor that for £6 you can take...More

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soccermom489
December 23, 2016|
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Response from Sarah D | Property representative |
Hi there. Midnight Mass actually starts a little earlier than the title of the Service suggests. The time may vary but usually about 10:30am for Carols. Although the doors close to allow for preparations to take place the... More
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LovesToTravel918
March 24, 2016|
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Response from firuzakhan | Reviewed this property |
Maybe an hour & a half. If you see the Chapels in the interior in detail then maube 2 hours.
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Shauna R
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Response from Aquinasmagister | Reviewed this property |
Hi just treat this like going to any Sunday mass.The cathedral is open to all and it's important you should feel at home. If you're unsure what to do sit behind others and do what the Majority of people do (stand when they... More
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