Discover a working cathedral steeped in history when you visit St Paul's Cathedral.
Destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666, the current building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1710. Its iconic dome is 111 metres (364ft) high and is one of the largest cathedral domes 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 scorch marks on the base of the monument which was damaged in the Great Fire of London.
Famous artworks include William Holman Hunt’s painting, The 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, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Christopher Wren.
If you’ve got a head for heights, visit the Stone and Golden Galleries (subject to availability) to take in some of the most spectacular views across London.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets can be booked online in advance – book St Paul's Cathedral tickets now.
Can I go to a service here?
St Paul's Cathedral is an active place of worship. All are welcome to attend the daily services for free, including morning prayer, holy communion, eucharist and evensong.
There are also a number of special services throughout the year, which may require tickets to be booked in advance.
Where is St Paul’s Cathedral?
St Paul’s Cathedral is located in the City of London on Ludgate Hill.
How to get there
The nearest Tube station to St Paul’s Cathedral is St Paul’s (Central line), which is a two-minute walk away. City Thameslink rail station is a four-minute walk, while Blackfriars (Circle and District lines) and Cannon Street (Circle and District lines) stations are eight minutes' away.
What are the opening times?
St Paul’s Cathedral is open for sightseeing from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Wednesday, it is open from 10am to 4.30pm.
The cathedral is open on Sunday for worship only.