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Westminster Abbey 19h
Check out the sea horse - an actual fish with a horse's head - on this memorial to Royal Navy captains William Bayne, William Blair and Lord Robert Manners. More about the "Three Captains" memorial
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Westminster Abbey 19h
Fabulous expression!
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Westminster Abbey 19h
Never seen a red squirrel before? Here's one in the Abbey on this monument to Edward Carteret. More about the Carteret Family:
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Westminster Abbey 20h
For your consideration in the category of Swishiest Tail... this centaur in our Chapter House. The Chapter House:
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Westminster Abbey 20h
This wooden unicorn has quite a tail. It accompanies wax effigies of Robert, Marquis of Normanby, and his mother the Duchess of Buckingham. More about the Buckinghams:
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Westminster Abbey 22h
Welcome to those KS5 students and teachers attending today's Question Time. Continue the conversation on Twitter by using the tag . More about out Secondary Schools learning offer here:
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Westminster Abbey 22h
Listen to last night's One People Oration lecture 'Embracing Global Challenges' given by :
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Patricia Scotland QC Oct 16
A great honour to deliver the lecture today. Incredibly important to pause and remind ourselves of the ’s values of inclusiveness, tolerance and understanding and its power to address some of the globe’s most daunting challenges.
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Westminster Abbey Oct 16
If you're visiting the Abbey this half-term join us for family tours and crafts from 23-25 October as we mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Find out how the Abbey commemorates war and help us make remembrance poppies More:
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Westminster Abbey Oct 15
Last night , and the Mayors of the London Boroughs attended Evensong to mark the Feast of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey. gave the sermon. More on our website:
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Westminster Abbey Oct 14
Today Blessed was declared a saint by . We will be marking Romero's canonisation at a service next month, we hope you will join us for it. 🎫 Free tickets here: This statue of Romero can be seen above our Great West Door.
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Westminster Abbey Oct 14
This morning's Sung Eucharist marks the Dedication of Westminster Abbey. Although the Abbey was founded in 960, the Gothic-style Abbey we know today wasn't built and consecrated until 1269. All are welcome to join our service at 10:30am.
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Westminster Abbey Oct 13
Replying to @stuarty1873
The Abbey is closed for visiting that weekend as we prepare for our Armistice service, which is to be televised. You can find scheduled opening times here:
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Westminster Abbey Oct 13
The Duchess of Sussex’s bouquet was also placed on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior:
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Westminster Abbey Oct 13
Princess Eugenie’s wedding bouquet has been placed on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. 💐 Read more about this tradition ➡️
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Westminster Abbey Oct 13
Replying to @RobvanHelden1
The bouquet was designed by Patrice Van Helden Oakes of and contains Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses, trailing ivy and myrtle.
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Westminster Abbey Oct 13
The bouquet carried by Princess Eugenie at the yesterday has been sent to rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior here at Westminster Abbey. This royal wedding tradition was started by The Queen Mother and remembers fallen soldiers. 💐
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Westminster Abbey Oct 13
Welcome to those attending the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor. Pilgrims from many churches are joining us for a day of prayer, praise and activities. ⛪ More information:
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Bank of England Museum Oct 12
Artist Samuel Scott died 1772. We're lucky to hold 2 of his artworks in our collection that showcase London's changing landscape. This view shows Westminster Bridge being built with Westminster Hall and Abbey in the background .
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Westminster Abbey Oct 12
All are welcome to tonight's Vigil Sung Eucharist of the Translation of St Edward the Confessor, which starts at 5:00pm. St Edward was notable for his personal character and piety, which endeared him to his people. More about him:
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