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St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral from the south east. Photo:Graham Lacdao. © Chapter of St Paul's.
Explore the magnificent interior of St Paul’s Cathedral and uncover a fascinating history that dates back centuries.


St Paul’s is a working cathedral steeped in history. Destroyed by The Great Fire of London in 1666, the current building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1708. It’s iconic dome is 111 metres high and is the second largest cathedral dome in the world.

What is there to do at St Paul’s Cathedral?

Experience breathtaking views along the central aisle as you enter the cathedral. Pause to admire Wellington’s Monument, a tribute to the Duke of Wellington, one of the country’s leading soldiers and statesmen.

There are also monuments to the explorer Robert Scott and the painter JMW Turner, along with a marble effigy of John Donne, poet and a former Dean of the Cathedral. Look for the scorhmarks on the base of the momument which was damaged in the Great Fire of London.

Famous art works include Holman Hunt’s painting, Light of the World and the Henry Moore sculpture, Mother and Child: Hood, a memorial to modern martyrs.

Venture down to the crypt and discover the tombs and memorials of some of the nation’s greatest heroes, such as Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. Sir Christopher Wren, the architect of St Paul's, is buried in the south aisle at the east end of the crypt.

If you’ve got a head for heights, head to the Stone and Golden Galleries to take in some of the most spectacular views across London.

How can I get tickets to St Pauls’ Cathedral?

It is recommended that you book tickets in advance but there are walk-in tickets available on the day.

Where is St Paul’s Cathedral?

St Paul’s Cathedral is located within the City of London on Ludgate Hill.

How to get to St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s is the closest Tube station to St Paul’s Cathedral, with City Thameslink, Blackfriars and Cannon Street train and Tube stations within ten minutes’ walk.

What are St Paul’s Cathedral opening times?

St Paul’s Cathedral is open to sightseers from 8am to 4.30pm, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to Saturdays and from 10am to 4.30pm on Wednesdays.

The Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery are open on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. From 20 December to 9 January they will be open from Monday to Saturday. The Whispering Gallery is currently closed.

Important information

COVID-19: This attraction may have entry requirements and safety measures in place. For more information, check direct with the venue ahead of your visit.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket From £7.20 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £17.00 per ticket

Lower prices online in advance or for groups (10+) on the door. Higher prices on the door. Child ticket is for ages 6-17 and 5's and under go free. Concession tickets are for students and seniors

Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday: 8am to 4.30pm

Wednesdays: 10am to 4.30pm

The Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery are open on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. From 20 December to 9 January they will be open from Monday to Saturday.

The Whispering Gallery is currently closed.

Venue Details & Map

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Churchyard
+44 (0)20 7246 8350

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps with handrail within building
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Films or information touch screens have visual/audible subtitles
Hearing loop system
Information available in large print
Accessible Parking Facilities
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Touch Tours available
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Tours available in Chinese
Tours available in French
Tours available in German
Tours available in Italian
Tours available in Spanish
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Set price menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Offers charity rates
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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