Westminster Abbey – London

Westminster Abbey, whose official name is “Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster,” is a large Gothic church located next to the Houses of Parliament. The abbey was built around 1050 by King Edward the Confessor, and is most famous for being the official place of royal ceremonies (weddings, etc), as well as the final resting places of many famous Brits. These include the royal family,  famous writers such as Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, Jane Austen, TS Eliot, Laurence Olivier, John Milton, and famous scientists such as Issac Newton and Charles Darwin. Unfortunately we did not enter: the line was too long, the price was too high, and we had to surrender our gum (6).

~ by jonathanmtsai on April 11, 2011.

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