Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral

By Harshitha Jagathiesh

Visit Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral to see two of London’s most recognizable buildings. 

St. Paul’s Cathedral, a place of worship with a remarkable past spanning more than 1,400 years, was created by Sir Christopher Wren. 

Explore the tomb, the Whispering Gallery, and the Golden Gallery for breathtaking city vistas. 

Discover the incredible World War One Altar Frontal and the tombs of Lord Horatio Nelson and Sir Christopher Wren himself.

At Westminster Abbey, visit the tombs of 17 kings and 3,000 notable Britons while learning about its function as the coronation church since 1066. 

With the St Pauls Cathedral and Westminster Abbey combo ticket, you can visit both locations at a discounted price.

The tickets for St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey include:

  • Access to the Cathedral
  • Entrance to Westminster Abbey

St Paul’s Cathedral Ticket Price

AgeTicket price
Adult ticket (18 to 64 years)£21
Child ticket (6 to 17 years)£9
Seniors Citizen ticket (65 to 99 years)  and students (18+ with a valid student ID)£18
Family 1 + 3 (1 adult, 3 children)£29
Family 2 + 3 (2 adults, 3 children)£50

Westminster Abbey Ticket Price

AgeTicket price
Adult ticket (18-99 years)£27
Child ticket (0-17 years)£12
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)£54


1. What is the difference between St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey?

St Paul’s Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral known for its iconic dome and stunning views from the top. 

On the other hand, Westminster Abbey is a Gothic abbey church known for its royal connections and historic coronations.

2. Which is better to visit: Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral?

Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral are iconic landmarks in London, offering unique experiences.

It ultimately depends on personal preferences and interests.

Those interested in British history and royalty can prefer Westminster Abbey. 

In contrast, those interested in architecture and panoramic views can choose St Paul’s Cathedral.

3. Which is older, St Paul’s or Westminster Abbey?

Westminster Abbey is older than St Paul’s Cathedral, founded in the 10th century. At the same time, St Paul’s was built in the 17th century.

4. What are the two main churches in London?

The two main churches in London are St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

5. Is the difference between Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey?

Westminster Cathedral is the Catholic Cathedral in London, while Westminster Abbey is a Church of England Abbey. 

They have different architectural styles and histories; visitors can choose which one to visit based on their interests and preferences.

Are you looking for the best tickets to explore Westminster Abbey?

Here are some of the best tickets for visiting Westminster Abbey and London. 

Entry ticket: Get the opportunity to tour around the cathedral, bell tower, tombs and more with the Westminster Abbey entry ticket.

Guided tour: Tour the famous Westminster Abbey with an expert guide and gain insights about the famous attraction

Westminster Abbey and Afternoon Tea: Tour the Cathedral and visit the Cellarium Cafe for an English afternoon tea. 

Westminster Abbey and House of Parliament guided tour: Get a tour of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. 

London Pass: Enjoy access to over 85 attractions, including Westminster Abbey, with just one pass. 

Go City London explorer pass: Visit Westminster Abbey along with 1 to 6 other attractions with this pass. 

Featured Image: Westminster-abbey.org, Twitter.com

About the author

Harshitha’s heart lies where greeny mountains meet stretches of beach. She believes getting lost is the best way to explore

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