Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a huge, for the most part Gothic convent church in the City of Westminster, London, just toward the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the United Kingdom's most outstanding religious structures and the customary place of crowning ritual and internment site for English and, later, British rulers. Somewhere around 1540 and 1556 the convent had the status of a house of God. Since 1560, in any case, the building is no more drawn out a monastery nor a house of prayer, having rather the status of a Church of England "Imperial Peculiar"— a congregation dependable specifically to the sovereign. Visit Kate and Wills' wedding venue, Westminster Abbey, the crowning ceremony church of the British government since the eleventh century.