Westminster Abbey is one of the most important buildings in London. It is a Gothic church, and has been the setting for the coronation of many of England's Kings and Queens, as well as being the place of burial of many of them.
The Abbey was built back in the 11th century during the Roman period. The foundations were first laid by Benedictine monks, and later refurbishments were made during the reigns of Henry III, Richard II and Henry VII..
For centuries, the Abbey has been symbolic of London and the United Kingdom. It is not without controversy, such as the discussion of whether it is a church or a cathedral. The towers of the Abbey are its most regonisable features, and the building as a whole has been reformed several times over its history.
As well as seeing the coronation of, among others, Edward V, Edward VIII and current monarch Elizabeth II, the Abbey is the burial place of many Kings such as Edward the Confessor, Henry III, Edward I, Edward III, Henry VII, Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I. Apart from the Royal tombs, visitors can also see here the burial places of other illustrious personalities such as Charles Darwin, Laurence Olivier and Isaac Newton...
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