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Westminster Abbey, London | Tourist Information

20 Dean's Yard
London, United Kingdom SW1P 3PA

020 7222 5152

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St. Peter's Church
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
310 Kennington Lane
London, SE11 5

020 7735 3585

St Saviour's, Pimlico
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
St Saviour's, St George's Square, Pimlico
London, SW1V 2

020 7834 9520

St Saviour's is an Anglo-Catholic Church of England church in Pimlico, Westminster, London, England, located at the north end of St George's Square. It was constructed in the 1860s as part of Thomas Cubitt's development of the area on behalf of the Marquess of Westminster. The church was designed by Thomas Cundy, who had previously built St Gabriel's Pimlico a short distance away. As with St Gabriel's, St Saviour's was designed in the Gothic style and built in ragstone to emphasise the contrast with the classical stucco of its secular neighbours. The church is Grade II* listed.BuildingThe foundation stone was laid on 16 June 1863 and the church was consecrated on 16 July 1864. At 170 feet (51.8m) high, the spire was at the time one of the tallest in London. At that time, the church interior looked rather bare. There were two long galleries extending from the chancel to the west end and there was no screen or pulpit, just a small brass lectern.In 1871, the present organ by Hill & Son was installed. In 1882, there was a major restoration called by a former churchwarden "the beautifying of the church": the galleries were removed, the arcade work was added to the sanctuary and the East window filled with stained glass designed by the vicar’s son (Romaine Walker) and made by Clayton Bell, representing Christ in Majesty. This work was made possible by the generosity of the parishioners (the sum of £1,500 being collected) and the supervision of the work by Romaine Walker himself. Further stained glass windows were completed after 1882 and pictures added.

St James the Less, Pimlico
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
St James the Less, Pimlico
London, SW1V 2

St James the Less is an Anglican church in Pimlico, Westminster, built in 1858–61 by George Edmund Street in the Gothic Revival style. A grade I listed building, it has been described as "one of the finest Gothic Revival churches anywhere". The church was constructed predominately in brick with embellishments from other types of stone. Its most prominent external feature is its free-standing Italian-style tower, while its interior incorporates design themes which Street observed in medieval Gothic buildings in continental Europe.HistoryThe church was Street's first commission in London, which he took on after his widely admired work in the diocese of Oxford and at All Saints, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead, where he delivered buildings in polychromatic red brick and stone. He had also published in 1855, to considerable acclaim, his book Brick and Marble Architecture in Italy. In 1858, he was commissioned by the three daughters of Bishop Monk of Gloucester to construct a church in their father's memory in what was, at the time, an area of slums and run-down tenements in a very poor part of London. The parish was inhabited by around 31,000 people at the time. The church, which stands on land formerly owned by Westminster Abbey, was consecrated in 1861. Street also built a parish school next to the church in 1861–64, in similar style, while his son Arthur Edmund Street revisited his father's designs in 1890 to add an infants' school (now a parish hall) attached to the west end of the church.

Lambeth Palace
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth
London, SE1 7

020 7898 1200

Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury in England, in north Lambeth, on the south bank of the River Thames, 400 m south-east of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the Houses of Parliament, on the opposite bank.HistoryThe building, originally called the Manor of Lambeth or Lambeth House, has been the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for nearly 800 years, whose original residence was in Canterbury, Kent. In addition, Lambeth Palace is home to the Community of Saint Anselm, an Anglican religious order that is under the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Lambeth Palace was acquired by the archbishopric around 1200 AD and has the largest collection of records of the Church in its library. It is bounded by Lambeth Palace Road to the west and Lambeth Road to the south, but unlike all surrounding land is excluded from the parish of North Lambeth. The garden park is listed and resembles Archbishop's Park, a neighbouring public park; however, it was a larger area with a notable orchard until the early 19th century. The former church in front of its entrance has been converted to the Garden Museum. The south bank of the Thames along this reach, not part of historic London, developed slowly because the land was low and sodden: it was called Lambeth Marsh, as far downriver as the present Blackfriars Road. The name "Lambeth" embodies "hithe", a landing on the river: archbishops came and went by water, as did John Wycliff, who was tried here for heresy. In the English peasants' revolt of 1381 the Palace was attacked.

Church House, Westminster
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3NZ
London, SW1P 3QE

020 7898 1316

The Church House is the home of the headquarters of the Church of England, occupying the south end of Dean's Yard next to Westminster Abbey in London. Besides providing administrative offices for the Church Commissioners, the Archbishops' Council and the Church of England Pensions Board, and a chamber for the General Synod, the building also provided a meeting place for the Parliament of the United Kingdom during World War II, and for some of the organs of the newly formed United Nations afterward. It has more recently been the venue for several notable public enquiries.OriginsThe idea of a central meeting and administrative building for the Church of England had been raised twice in the mid 19th century and was finally acted upon in 1886 when the Bishop of Carlisle, Harvey Goodwin, suggested in a letter to The Times that the church should construct a "Church House" as a memorial of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Accordingly, a charity called the Corporation of the Church House was founded by Royal Charter on 23 February 1888, with the aim of raising the necessary funds and executing the project.

Westminster Abbey, London
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Broad Sanctuary
London, SW1P 3PA

020 7222 5152

Westminster Abbey Gift Shop
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
Broad Sanctuary
London, SW1P 3JS

0207 654 4920

St Margaret's, Westminster
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
20 Dean's Yard
London, SW1P 3

+44(0)20 7222 5152

The Church of St Margaret, Westminster Abbey, is situated in the grounds of Westminster Abbey on Parliament Square, and is the Anglican parish church of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in London. It is dedicated to Margaret of Antioch.History and descriptionOriginally founded in the twelfth century by Benedictine monks, so that local people who lived in the area around the Abbey could worship separately at their own simpler parish church, and historically part of the hundred of Ossulstone in the county of Middlesex, St Margaret's was rebuilt from 1486 to 1523. It became the parish church of the Palace of Westminster in 1614, when the Puritans of the seventeenth century, unhappy with the highly liturgical Abbey, chose to hold Parliamentary services in the more "suitable" St Margaret's: a practice that has continued since that time.The Rector of St Margaret's is a canon of Westminster Abbey.The north-west tower was rebuilt by John James from 1734 to 1738; at the same time, the whole structure was encased in Portland stone. Both the eastern and the western porch were added later by J. L. Pearson. The church's interior was greatly restored and altered to its current appearance by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1877, although many of the Tudor features were retained.

Wesminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
20 Dean's Yard
London, SW1P 3PA

+44(0)20 7222 5152

St James's Church, Piccadilly
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
197 Piccadilly
London, W1J 0

020 7734 4511

St James's Church, Piccadilly, also known as St James's Church, Westminster, and St James-in-the-Fields, is an Anglican church on Piccadilly in the centre of London, United Kingdom. The church was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren.The church is built of red brick with Portland stone dressings. Its interior has galleries on three sides supported by square pillars, and the nave has a barrel vault supported by Corinthian columns. The carved marble font and limewood reredos are both notable examples of the work of Grinling Gibbons.HistoryIn 1662, Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans, was granted land for residential development on what was then the outskirts of London. He set aside land for the building of a parish church and churchyard on the south side of what is now Piccadilly. Christopher Wren was appointed the architect in 1672 and the church was consecrated on 13 July 1684 by Henry Compton, the Bishop of London. In 1685 the parish of St James was created for the church.

St. Paul's Church
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Bedford Street
London, WC2E 9ED

020 7836 5221

St Mary le Strand
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
London, WC2R 1

+44 (0) 20 7836 3126

St Mary le Strand is a Church of England church at the eastern end of the Strand in the City of Westminster, London. It lies within the Deanery of Westminster (St Margaret) within the Diocese of London. The church stands on what is now a traffic island to the north of Somerset House, King's College London's Strand campus, and south of Bush House (now also part of King's College London). It is the official church of the Women's Royal Naval Service, and has a book of remembrance for members who have died in service. The nearest tube station is Temple, with the now-closed Aldwych station nearly opposite the church. It is known as one of the two 'Island Churches', the other being St Clement Danes.HistoryThe church is the second to have been called St Mary le Strand, the first having been situated a short distance to the south. The date of its foundation is unclear but it was mentioned in a judgment of 1222, when it was called the Church of the Innocents, or St Mary and the Innocents. It was pulled down in 1549 by Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset to make way for Somerset House. The parishioners were promised a new church, which was never built, forcing them to move to the nearby church of St Clement Danes and afterwards to the Savoy Chapel. The site now occupied by the modern church was formerly occupied by a great maypole which had been the scene of May Day festivities in the 16th and 17th century but was severely decayed by the early 18th century.

St Clement Danes
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
The Strand
London, WC2R 1

020 7242 8282

St Clement Danes is an Anglican church in the City of Westminster, London. It is situated outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand. Although the first church on the site was reputedly founded in the 9th century by the Danes, the current building was completed in 1682 by Sir Christopher Wren. Wren's building was gutted during the Blitz and not restored until 1958, when it was adapted to its current function as the central church of the Royal Air Force.The church is sometimes claimed to be the one featured in the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons and the bells do indeed play that tune. However, St Clement Eastcheap, in the City of London, also claims to be the church from the rhyme. St Clement Danes is known as one of the two 'Island Churches', the other being St Mary-le-Strand.

St Dunstan-in-the-West
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
186a Fleet St
London, EC4A 2

020 7405 1929

The Guild Church of St Dunstan-in-the-West is in Fleet Street in the City of London. It is dedicated to a former Bishop of London and Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is of medieval origin, although the present building, with an octagonal nave, was constructed in the 1830s to the designs of John Shaw.HistoryMedieval churchFirst founded between AD 988 and 1070, there is a possibility that a church on this site was one of the Lundenwic strand settlement churches, like St Martin in the Fields, the first St Mary le Strand, St Clement Danes and St Brides, which may pre-date any within the walls of the city. It is not known exactly when the original church was built, but it was possibly erected by Saint Dunstan himself, or priests who knew him well. It was first mentioned in written records in 1185. King Henry III gained possession of it and its endowments from Westminster Abbey by 1237 and then granted these and the advowson to the "House of Converts" i.e. of the converted Jews, which led to its neglect of its parochial responsibilities. The House of Converts was eventually transformed into the Court of the Master of the Rolls.William Tyndale, the celebrated translator of the Bible, was a lecturer at the church and sermons were given by the poet John Donne. Samuel Pepys mentions the church in his diary. The church narrowly escaped the Great Fire of London in 1666. The Dean of Westminster roused 40 scholars from Westminster School in the middle of the night, who formed a fire brigade which extinguished the flames with buckets of water to only three doors away.

St Giles-in-the-fields
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
60 St Giles High Street
London, WC2H 8

0207 240 2532

We express our mission of Christian hospitality by being open for prayer and quiet throughout the week, by offering hospitality to all who join our worship and by hosting community events and support groups. We also have unique historic spaces available for hire as concert, performance and meeting venues. In an age when many are looking for a disciplined way of spirituality and a more meditative style of worship, St Giles has much to offer. Through preaching and study we aim to present ancient Christian insight for a modern world, so that we may grow in faith and understanding. And for those times when we just need to talk and be heard, here too we can offer time to listen and a heart to reassure. You will find our congregation welcoming, supportive and friendly. Service details are available here:

All Saints Margaret Street
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
7 Margaret St
London, W1W 8


All Saints Margaret Street (Church of England) has been serving God and people in the heart of London for 150 years. Renowned for its Anglo-Catholic liturgy and rich tradition of choral worship, All Saints draws worshippers from all over the world. The beautifully ornate Grade I listed building is regarded as one of the foremost examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in Britain. Whether you are a regular worshipper or a curious visitor, we look forward to welcoming you. Visit our website for information about our services.

St Albans Church Holborn
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
18 Brooke Street, London
London, EC1N 7RD

020 7405 1831

Organization Near Westminster Abbey

Benin Union UK
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Wheatsheaf Lane, off South Lambeth Road
London, United Kingdom SW8 2UP


Trailblazer Magazine
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
45 Camberwell New Road
London, United Kingdom SE5 0RZ


Box Clever Theatre Company
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
52-54 Kennington Oval
London, United Kingdom SE11 5SW

020 7793 0040

Studio RCA Riverlight
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane
London, United Kingdom SW8 5AU

Public Policy Exchange
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Unit N0001, Westminster Business Square, 1-45 Durham Street
London, United Kingdom SE11 5JH

0845 606 1535

Public Policy Exchange, in association with the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, holds regular interactive seminars which provide an invaluable interface for policy discussion, debate and networking.These special events offer local practitioners, civil servants and other stakeholders not only an insight into current policy thinking, but also the opportunity to feed into future policy development across all areas of public policy. Our speakers are unrivalled in calibre, ranging from Government Ministers and Senior Whitehall Officials to leading Local Authority figures and Voluntary Sector representatives.

Catholic Truth Society
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
40-46 Harleyford Road
London, United Kingdom SE11 5AY

020 7640 0042

Cleaner London
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
336 Kennington Road
London, United Kingdom SE11 4

0207 582 0756

Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
85 Albert Embankment
London, United Kingdom SE1 7

The Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6, is the British intelligence agency which supplies the British government with foreign intelligence. The SIS Chief is held accountable to the Foreign Secretary. SIS is bound by the Intelligence Services Act 1994. SIS is frequently referred to by the name MI6, a name used as a flag of convenience during the First World War when it was known by many names. The existence of the SIS was not officially acknowledged until 1994. It forms a part of the UK's intelligence machinery alongside GCHQ, MI5 and Defence Intelligence.In late 2010, the head of the SIS delivered what he said was the first public address by a serving chief of the agency in its then 101-year history. The remarks of Sir John Sawers primarily focused on the relationship between the need for secrecy and the goal of maintaining security within Britain. His remarks acknowledged the tensions caused by secrecy in an era of leaks and pressure for ever-greater disclosure.Since 1995, the SIS headquarters have been at Vauxhall Cross on the South Bank of the River Thames.

Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
5 Glasshouse Walk
London, United Kingdom SE11 5ES

0207 793 1110

Centre for Creativity and Community #VauxhallLondon #SE11 We are a centre for creativity and community on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. We are here to make life better for everyone. We value the good things in life, like friendship, kindness, imagination and laughter. Everything we do is guided by our commitment to strengthening creativity and community in Vauxhall and by our love of two principles, Pleasure and Industry.

Catholic Bishops' Conference (England and Wales)
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
39 Eccleston Square
London, United Kingdom SW1V 1BX

020 7630 8220

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (Cynhadledd Esgobion Catholig Cymru a Lloegr) is a permanent assembly of Catholic Bishops in the two countries. Through it the Bishops proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of England and Wales and beyond.

Ashbury Training
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
9-14 SouthBank House, Black Prince Road
London, United Kingdom SE1 7SJ

0845 257 9950

National Audit Office Graduate Recruitment
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria
London, United Kingdom SW1W 9SP

+44 20 7798 7000

The NAO is an independent public body that helps Parliament hold government to account for how taxpayers’ money is spent. We provide assurance to Parliament through our audit work and add value to government by supporting its drive to improve public services. Our work is impactful and influential. We make a real difference by working closely with government bodies to understand the challenges they face, helping them make improvements in important public services. Our work is wide-ranging - from health and education to transport and defence. We offer a 3 year graduate training scheme and a 5 year school leaver scheme, both leading to qualification as a chartered accountant (ACA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Join us and you will get responsibility from an early stage in your career and will play a key role in helping us make a positive impact on the nation. To help our clients improve their performance you will help deliver our financial audit work, have opportunities to work on our high profile value for money studies and gain experience working on a range of our other assurance work. Our unique role will give you access to people, places and experiences that are only available to those working at the NAO. It’s hard to imagine a more varied, and high profile group of clients which you could be working with as a graduate trainee.

National Audit Office
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
London, United Kingdom SW1W 9SP

+44 20 7798 7000

The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending for Parliament. Our public audit perspective helps Parliament hold government to account and improve public services. We audit the financial statements of all government departments and many other public sector bodies and report the results to Parliament. Our studies evaluate the value for money of public spending, nationally and locally. Our recommendations and reports on good practice help government improve public services, and our work led to audited savings of £1.15 billion in 2014.

Arabic Courses at Hamilton College
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
9 Albert Embankment
London, United Kingdom SE1 7SP

+44 (0) 207 8201 133

Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Vauxhall bridge
London, United Kingdom SW1P 4QE

The Security Service, also MI5, is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service, Government Communications Headquarters and Defence Intelligence . MI5 is directed by the Joint Intelligence Committee, and the service is bound by the Security Service Act 1989. The service is directed to protect British parliamentary democracy and economic interests, and counter terrorism and espionage within the UK.Within the civil service community the service is colloquially known as Box 500 .The service has had a national headquarters at Thames House on Millbank in London since 1995, drawing together personnel from a number of locations into a single HQ facility. Thames House was, until March 2013, shared with the Northern Ireland Office and is also home to the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, a subordinate organisation to the Security Service. The service has offices across the United Kingdom including an HQ in Northern Ireland.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
1 Lambeth High St
London, United Kingdom SE1 7J

0845 257 2570

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is the body responsible for the leadership and support of the pharmacy profession within England, Scotland and Wales. It was created along with the General Pharmaceutical Council in September 2010 when the previous Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain was split so that representative and regulatory functions of the pharmacy profession could be separated. Although membership of the Society is not a prerequisite for engaging in practice as a pharmacist within the United Kingdom, most practising pharmacists opt to join the Society because of the benefits offered by membership. Its predecessor the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain was founded on 15 April 1841.MembershipThe Society currently offers five categories of membership: Member Full membership is available to anyone who has ever been registered as a pharmacist in Great Britain, whether or not currently registered with the GPhC. Fellow Fellowship may be conferred by the Society’s Panel of Fellows on pharmacists who have been members of the Society for at least 12 years and who have been deemed to have made outstanding original contributions to the advancement of pharmaceutical knowledge or to have attained distinction in the science, practice, profession or history of pharmacy. Associate Associate membership is open to two categories of person: (a) those registered elsewhere in the world who have never been registered in Britain; (b) those who have a recognised degree in pharmacy but have not yet registered as a pharmacist in Britain, either because they are still undergoing their preregistration training or because they are not working in a field of practice that requires registration with the GPhC. Student Student membership is available to anyone studying for a degree in pharmacy at any institute recognised by the Society (in Britain or overseas). Pharmaceutical Scientist Pharmacist scientist membership is available to anyone with a degree (or equivalent) in a subject related to pharmacy who has worked for at least two years in a recognised area of the pharmaceutical sciences.

The Nautical Institute
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
202 Lambeth Road
London, United Kingdom SE1 7LQ

+44 (0) 207 928 1351

The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships and with an interest in nautical matters. We provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world.

Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
2nd Floor, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom SE1 7JA


Walpole is a not-for-profit organisation that furthers the interests of the British luxury industry by harnessing and sharing the collective knowledge, experience and resources of the membership. Confirming its position as the voice of British luxury, Walpole leads an active programme of thought leadership, research, political engagement, initiatives and events to promote and inspire British luxury worldwide. Walpole's membership of over 180 includes the greatest British brands and cultural and academic institutions, including Burberry, Mulberry, Harrods, Jimmy Choo, Selfridges, Alexander McQueen, Hackett London, Boodles, Alfred Dunhill, Asprey, the V&A, Royal Opera House, London Business School and the National Portrait Gallery.

Webber Street
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
6-8 Webber Street
London, United Kingdom SE1 0

020 7928 1677

Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre
London, United Kingdom SE1 7LT