The Abbey was built by Edward the Confessor, and William the Conqueror was crowned in it on Christmas Day 1066.
Thousands of people are buried, or have their ashes interred, in it. Many others have plaques.
Those buried in the Abbey include
* Royalty – Henry III, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, James I, Charles II
* Politicians – past British Prime Minsiters such as Pitt the Younger, Pitt the Elder, Chamberlain, Gladstone
* Poets and Writers – Chaucer, Jonson, Browning, Tennyson
In 1997, the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales was held there. (Though she is not buried in the Abbey.)
Map and Street Views
Nearest underground station: Westminster