Saturday, March 8, 2014

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is situated in the west of the Westminster Palace. The abbey is actually a traditional spot for coronation and as well as a funeral site for English monarchs. It is a living church where still worship takes place. The confessor's shrine St Edward is located at the heart of the abbey church as well as the tombs of many great men and women of British history also situated in it.

Big Ben and Houses of Parliament right across from the Abbey

Abingdon Street Garden next to Westminster Abbey

The Abbey has been the nation's Coronation church since 1066.  It is also the burial (Charles Dickens was also buried here) and memorial place from the last thousand years of British history.  
Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at the Abbey in 1953.

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