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Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral (Wiki) ⇒ was built in the Byzantine style and completed in 1903.  It is free to enter and photography is allowed, although perhaps best to avoid when used for Mass ⇒. The Cathedral is on Victoria Street, very near to London’s Victoria Station.

Westminster Cathedral should not be confused with Westminster Abbey ⇒ which is much older (1089 AD).  The Abbey is worth seeing but does charge for entry and does not allow photography.

The lower part of the Cathedral is very ornate but the upper ceiling and walls are bare dark brick.  I found it best not to look. 

There is a small museum of religious regalia and a lift up the tower to a viewing platform.  There is a small charge for each of these extras, paid for at the Cathedral shop.

     

Inside Westminster Cathedral







   

Westminster Cathedral Museum




  

Westminster Cathedral View from the Tower

There are views in every direction from the tower.  I thought this one, to the East, was the best. One can see the Palace of Westminster ⇐ in the centre and just beyond is the Shard of Glass. There is a tremendous view from the top of The Shard ⇒ but they do charge (it is worth looking for the online and half-day saver tickets).

Westminster Abbey (the white building with two towers) is just to the left of the tallest crane.  The tall brown building is Transport for London which is not presently open to the public (information thanks to comments by Simon J Kyte).

16 responses

  1. The brown building on the left is transport for london. used to meet on the top floor.

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:35

    • Thanks for that.

      I’ve included the information in the post with thanks for the info. 🙂

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      March 21, 2017 at 11:19

      • It’s not open to the public though. There are places which are though – especially in The City

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        March 21, 2017 at 11:21

  2. Great post! Another one to check off when we return to London!

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    March 21, 2017 at 14:06

  3. grandioso!

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    March 21, 2017 at 20:13

  4. Reblogged this on notewords.

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    March 21, 2017 at 20:47

  5. Great photos! 🙂

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    March 22, 2017 at 05:25

    • Thank you. 🙂

      I’m sure it will be better still when they have the funds to mosaic the upper walls and ceilings. I presume the original tiles came loose.

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      March 22, 2017 at 13:48

  6. What gorgeous shots!

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    March 27, 2017 at 04:25

  7. Ethereal!

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    April 5, 2017 at 17:03

    • An odd place. It will probably be better when they have restored the ceiling. 🙂

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      April 5, 2017 at 20:47

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