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Westminster CathedralLondon
42 Francis Street
London SW1P 1QW
TfL Fare Zone 1
 
 
Westminster Cathedral is the main Catholic Cathedral in Britain. It is constructed in the Byzantine style with a stunning exterior of white Portland stone and red brickwork in alternating bands - a rather unique treatment not common in Britain. A striped Campanile towers over its brick domes.
 
Cathedral Interior
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Inside the Cathedral the visitor will first come upon the magnificently proportioned Nave 60 feet (18 metres) in size. The domes which divide the nave into three compartments rest on arches 90 feet (27 metres) high.
 
On the right is the Baptistry followed by the Chapels of St Gregory & St Augustine, St Patrick, St Andrew and St Paul.
 
On looking down the Nave, the visitor sees the high altar under its elegant canopy. It is there that the great crucifix grabs ones attention. It is suspended high between the Sanctuary and the nave, seemingly floating between the cavernous arches.
 
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The Crypt is worth a visit.
 
At night with the Cathedral illuminated by floodlights, the exterior Portland stone and red brickwork is especially splendid.
 
The Campanile (Bell Tower)
The bell tower is 273 feet (83 metres) high. The public viewing gallery, which is 200 feet (61 metres) above street level is accessible by lift and gives spectacular views over London. For admission costs and opening times, visit:
 
Plan Your Visit
Disabled Access
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)2077 989 055
Service Times
Telephone +44 (0)2077 989 097
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Getting There
To plan your journey whilst in London, use the Transport for London 'Journey Planner'.
 
Detailed instructions & Map for the Cathedral is at
 
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