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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Happy Birthday- Westminster Abbey
On this date 1065, King Edward the Confessor dedicated what is now known as The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster. A week later he died. His successor, Harold II the last king before the Norman invasion, held his coronation there, as have all monarchs since. Seventeen are buried here.
The current church was begun in 1245.
For over a thousand years daily liturgical and choir services have been held in the Abbey. The building itself while huge, feels surprisingly intimate during services.
It's a must see for even the most jaded London tourist.