Westminster Abbey.. You're all probably familiar with it by now. But if you're not here's a lil history (the ones I know anyway) about historical events that happened in the Abbey and also some of the names of people that are buried there. Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn back in 1533; coronations such as of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria took place in the Abbey and lastly, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge' wedding took place here as well. As for the burials, people such as; Isaac Newton, Elizabeth I, Mary I, Mary Queen of Scots, Anne Cleves (one of Henry VIII's wives) and Charles Dickens to name a few who are buried in the Abbey.
Unfortunately, no photography or video taking is allowed inside the Abbey. Which sucked, because I love taking photographs and scrolling through them when I miss London. Luckily, we could take our camera out when we entered the garden! The Abbey was pretty crowded when I went there as we went after lunch time, so I think the best time to really see the Abbey and look at everything inside in detail, is in the morning or an hour before the last entrance!
While I really loved looking through the inside of the Abbey and being able to see the place of burials of so many British monarchs that I've known of for quite a while now from books and TV shows, nothing beats the feeling of discovering the Abbey's own garden: the College Garden. I felt nothing but serene peacefulness deep inside me as we stayed in the garden. Very surprising as Westminster Abbey's located right at the heart of the city, surrounded by tourists and honking cabs. But surprisingly, it was really quite in the garden and it felt so great to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, even if it was just for a while.
I honestly felt as if I was in a Jane Austen movie, no kidding! For someone who's not that much of a big fan of gardens, I really really loved the gardens that I visited whilst I was there. I guess there's just something special about English gardens, ey?
|This said door is said to be "Britain's Oldest Door"|
There is a fee to enter the Abbey, but I think it's completely worth the visit if you asked me! Immersing myself in thousands of years of British history is my favorite thing to do.
I really hoped you enjoyed this post! Sorry for the London overload posts, I hope you don't mind. I do love sharing some of the pictures that I took whilst I was there with you lovely people. Don't mind if I do! *hehehe*
Fee - Adults; £20, Children (6-16 years) £9.
20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA, United Kingdom
Much love, Ashley