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About Us

Why shop with us?

When you buy from us, whether online or in the shop, you are helping to maintain the ministry and fabric of the Abbey.

Profits from the Westminster Abbey Shop are gift-aided to Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey relies principally on tourist income as it receives no funding from the Crown, the government or the Church of England. It costs over £10 million each year to run the Abbey, and income from visitors (through tickets, retail and catering) helps to maintain our UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to maintenance and every day running costs, the Abbey also uses income for conservation projects, including major restoration work, the development of education and music programmes, and work to improve and enhance the experience of visitors and pilgrims to the Abbey.

The shop sells many exclusive ranges inspired by the architectural splendour and magnificent interior of Westminster Abbey; souvenir and reference books on Westminster Abbey, religion, the monarchy and London; CDs of the Westminster Abbey Choir, and a wide variety of souvenirs to remind visitors of their time at Westminster Abbey and in London.

Westminster Abbey shop building

Shop Opening Hours

The main Westminster Abbey Shop is usually open the following hours:

DayOpening times
Monday 9.15 to 18.30
Tuesday 9.15 to 18.30
Wednesday 9.15 to 19.00
Thursday 9.15 to 18.30
Friday 9.15 to 18.30
Saturday 9.15 to 18.30
Sunday 11.00 to 17.00

The shops are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and are sometimes required to close at short notice for special services or events.

Contact

To contact us, please call +44 (0)20 7654 4920/4921 or email shop@westminster-abbey.org

Ownership

The Westminster Abbey Shop (and its subsidiary outlet in the Cellarium), and online shop, are owned and operated by Westminster Abbey Enterprises Limited on behalf of the Dean & Chapter of Westminster. Company profits are usually gift-aided to the Dean & Chapter of Westminster and the Westmonasterium Trust (set up to raise funds to support and further the religious and other charitable purposes of Westminster Abbey and its Choir School).
Westminster Abbey Enterprises Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1300783. Our registered address is The Chapter Office, 20 Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA.

Thank you for shopping with us and supporting Westminster Abbey.