Since William The Conqueror had himself crowned in 1066, every monarch since has held their coronation in Westminster Abbey, with only two exceptions. It is an icon of London and Britain, in which many famous historical figures are interred. Many royals and military figures are buried here, but you’ll also find figures of cultural importance such as Poet’s Corner, where the likes of Chaucer and Browning rest.
Daily services are held in the 700 year-old building (having been rebuilt since William the Conqueror’s time), and the College Garden outdates that – it is one of the oldest tended gardens in the country at 900 years old. There’s a museum attached to the abbey, in which you’ll find a detailed history of the building as well as portrayals of some of the more famous figures that reside within it.
It’s a crowded building at the best of times, nevertheless it inspires awe and respect for both the building itself and the history it holds. A worthwhile visit for the tourist and a must see for any London resident.