A symbol of the Catholic faith in the heart of London

Westminster Cathedral houses the seat or ‘Cathedra’ of the Archbishop of Westminster, and is the Mother Church for Catholics in England and Wales. For over 100 years it has been the focus for national Catholic celebration and worship; a symbol of faith in the heart of the capital. There is no entrance fee and thousands of people come every year drawn by the beauty, majesty and holiness of this living, working church.

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What to See

An architectural gem not to be missed

The distinctive Byzantine-style Cathedral houses over 100 different types of marble and beautiful mosaics which showcase the changes in taste and style over a century. The Cathedral is also home to 14 Stations of the Cross designed by Eric Gill.


An exciting new Cathedral for a new age

Westminster Cathedral is relatively ‘modern’ in historical terms. Building only began in 1895 and the Cathedral was completed just eight years later in 1903 but its unique architecture reflects the influences of ancient Christian churches and its construction marks a pivotal moment in the history of the Church in England and Wales.

‘The most daringly innovative English
cathedral of the age that produced it…’

Prof. Andrew Sanders

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Groups and schools are very welcome to visit

A visit to Westminster Cathedral is a memorable experience. Faith, art and history are here. We encourage schools and other groups to visit and strongly recommend that you combine your trip with Mass. Please note that pre-booking is required.

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