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Westminster Abbey & Poets’ Corner

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Front view of the Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster in which Poets' Corner is found; this is a treasure and inspiration for a literature lover.

The first poet to be buried here was Geoffrey Chaucer, often called the father of English literature. He was the writer of The Canterbury Tales; one of the most important works of medieval literature.

Many other famous authors have followed such as Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Dr Samuel Johnson and Rudyard Kipling.

There are many other memorials, including those to Jane Austen, William Blake, the Brontë Sisters, Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll, T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, John Keats, William Shakespeare, Percy Shelley, Dylan Thomas, Oscar Wilde – and the list goes on.

📍20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA

The nearest station is Westminster Underground Station. 🚆⁠

if you want to find more hidden literary gems in London visit our Writer's Path Map 👈⁠ ⁠

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