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Westminster Abbey
 
 

Westminster Abbey is just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the oldest buildings in London and one of the most important religious centres in the country.

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700-year-old building

The Abbey was built by Edward the Confessor, and William the Conqueror was crowned in it on Christmas Day 

Every King and Queen has been crowned in Westminster Abbey since William the Conqueror in 1066.

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Many kings and Queens and famous people are buried or commemorated at Westminster Abbey.

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Its founder, Edward the Confessor, was made a saint after his death and he is buried in a special chapel dedicated to him.

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National figures including Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone,  Sir Isaac Newton, Rudyard Kipling, Clement Attlee, William Pitt are buried in Westminster Abbey.

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West Door

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Stone carvings above the west door

Close by attractions

The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)

Jewel House

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Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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