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.
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.
Many kings and Queens and famous people are buried or commemorated at Westminster Abbey.
Its founder, Edward the Confessor, was made a saint after his death and he is buried in a special chapel dedicated to him.
National figures including Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone,
Sir Isaac Newton, Rudyard Kipling, Clement Attlee, William Pitt are buried in Westminster Abbey.
Stone carvings above the west door
The Palace of Westminster
(Houses of Parliament)