Westminster Abbey

St. Paul's may be more beautiful but Westminster Abbey is too and it oozes history.

I could tell we were at Westminster Abbey for a while because we hit three hourly prayers. Jeremy Irons did the audio for the tour! The Abbey is more like a museum and less like a church, it’s so intimately tied to the history of the nation. And there are so many famous and historic people buried and memorialized there. Even beyond the obvious royals there are people I’ve read about.

Photos were not allowed in the abbey, but they were in the Chapter House, built in 1250. 

These murals are 14th century.

floor from 1250
The floor is original from 1250.

The gardens were open the day we were there. The bottom right photos is view of the abbey from the gardens.

sign at Westminster
I think the sign says it all.