The view from the Triforium
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Westminster Abbey opening up 'Europe's greatest view'

Westminster Abbey in London is one of the most notable religious buildings in the United Kingdom where coronations and burials of monarchs have traditionally taken place.

BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith reports from the abbey's triforium, a medieval level 70 feet (21 metres) above the nave floor that has never before been accessible to the public.

The triforium is to be converted to create public gallery and exhibition space in what will be the first major addition to the building since 1745.

The view from the space into the abbey was described by Sir John Betjeman as the greatest in Europe.

  • 27 Oct 2014