For some 700 years, the medieval triforium above Westminster Abbey was hidden from view, little more than a dusty old attic used for storage and rarely visited. Then in 2018, the space was opened to the public for the first time since it was built in the 13th century, renamed the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries. The gallery has been designed with subtlety and skill, to create an exhibition space that puts the most important artefact – the abbey itself – centre stage. It is home to more than 300 objects from the abbey’s treasured collection, which takes its history through four themes: Building Westminster Abbey, Worship, and Daily Life, Westminster Abbey and the Monarchy, and The Abbey and National Memory. Some of the items on display include the coronation chair of Queen Mary II, the marriage license of William and Kate and a full replica set of crown jewels. Whilst up in the gallery you can also enjoy spectacular views of the church and the Houses of Parliament. You’ll find the venue easily accessible with Westminster underground station just a few minutes away. Whilst you’re in the area why not take advantage of the other nearby attractions which include Big Ben, Churchill War Rooms and Downing Street which are all within a 5-minute walk.