Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, in London, has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the resting place of several British monarchs. The present building was begun in 1245. The Abbey is also famous for Poets Corner, where over 100 poets are buried or commemorated, beginning with Geoffrey Chaucer who was the first poet to be buried there. Nineteenth-century notables include Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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Latitude: 51.499292100000
Longitude: -0.127309700000

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