Westminster Abbey to open its roofs for the first time this summer to celebrate Jubilee

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Westminster Abbey will open up its roof for tours (Bildagentur-online/Universal Ima)
Westminster Abbey will open up its roof for tours (Bildagentur-online/Universal Ima)

Westminster will open its roofs for the first time this summer in order to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

As part of its Summer festival, the Abbey has offered lucky visitors the chance to experience a 90-minute unseen glimpse of the iconic building and its roofs.

The tour, which costs £70, will be led by the Abbey’s Clerk of the Works and Head of Visitor Experience.

It will give visitors an unseen glance of the Abbey and its outside roofs.

The public will be provided with views of Big Ben, the London Eye and many other iconic landmarks of London’s skyline.

It is also the chance to see the Abbey’s magnificent gothic architecture up close as well as the opportunity to enjoy a fantastical collection of gargoyles.

Unfortunately, tickets for the five dates this summer have all been sold out and the Abbey has no plans to include any more as of yet.

While the roof tours are now sold out, the Abbey is offering other events on its website as part of the celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee.

Tickets are still available for The Queen & Her Abbey Tour, the Platinum Jubilee Breakfast, and the Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea.

In order to mark the Qeen’s birthday on April 21, the Abbey rangs its bells in order to mark the occasion.

There was a 62 Gun Royal Salute at the Tower of London as well as a 4-gun salute at Hyde Park.

At Windsor Castle, the Band of the Coldstream Guards played Happy Birthday to celebrate the monarch’s big day and there was another gun salute in Windsor Great Park.

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