Westminster Abbey Drone video in 4K ultra HD High Definition

Westminster Abbey Drone video. See Westminster Abbey like you have never seen it before.  Drone footage taken of this amazing Abbey in 4K ultra HD High Definition

Westminster Abbey is located just opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and an ideal sightseeing destination. Westminster Abbey is ranked 11th, House of Parliament 6th and Big Ben 19th of things to in London, according to Trip Adviser.

This drone flight was taken because Project Print Management was commissioned to get artwork ready for a trompe l’oeil building wrap (also known as scaffold wrap or scaffold shroud  ) for St Margaret’s Church which is being renovated. We took the opportunity to also take some video footage of the Abbey as (far as we know) it has never been taken in 4K ultra high definition.

Westminster Abbey Drone video

Westminster Abbey Drone video in 4K ultra HD High Definition

It was not easy getting the permissions needed to fly a drone near the Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Primarily we needed permission from the Dean of Westminster , then National Air Traffic Control Services (NATCS) and once the provisional permit had been issued additional clearance had to be gained from the PaDP (Parliamentary and Diplomatic protection) and London Control SWA (Senior Watch Assistant). As you can see from the video footage the 4K ultra high definition captures the beautiful architecture of this Anglo – French Gothic Style Abbey.

For more information on the drone photography please click here.

About Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, It is one of the United Kingdom’s most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. The building itself was a Benedictine monastic church until the monastery was dissolved in 1539.

Between 1540 and 1556, the abbey had the status of a cathedral. Since 1560, the building is no longer an abbey or a cathedral, having instead the status of a Church of England “Royal Peculiar”—a church responsible directly to the sovereign.

According to a tradition first reported by Sulcard in about 1080, a church was founded at the site (then known as Thorn Ey (Thorn Island)) in the seventh century, at the time of Mellitus, a Bishop of London. Construction of the present church began in 1245, on the orders of King Henry III. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been in Westminster Abbey.