Video recording, flash photography, extra lighting, selfie sticks and tripods are not permitted. Also, photography of children and young people is prohibited without consent of the accompanying adult.
Although photography is permitted in most of the Abbey, they are still restricting it in the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor and St Faith’s Chapel. Sadly, the ban on photography remains in place for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, which also happen to offer the most stunning view of the naive from up high.
That still leaves a lot to see, and to photograph though.
Entry to Westminster Abbey typically costs £18 per adult (plus £5 for the galleries if you want), but if you want to take photos, it might be better to consider joining the Abbey Association. That costs £40, but gets you unlimited visits for a whole year, amongst other benefits. There is also free admission for residents of the City of Westminster, using the City Save card.
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