St Paul's Cathedral London tickets

City of London

Overview

Times

Mon-Sat 8.30am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm), expect Wednesdays the Cathedral opens at 10am. Dome Galleries open daily, last entry 4.15pm.

Duration

2 hours - no time limit on your visit

Age

Open to all

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

St Paul's Cathedral

Address
St Paul's Churchyard
London
EC4M 8AD
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7246 8357
Email
[email protected]

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About

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?

View of St Paul's cathedral, recognisable by its majestic dome.

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.

Visitors roam the walls of St Paul Cathedrals admiring its high ceilings.

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.

A man and a woman are visiting St Paul's Cathedral smiling to one another.

Can I go to a service?

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.

Perspective of the dome of St Paul's Cathedral and its majestic interior paintings.

Is there a shop at St Paul’s Cathedral?

Visit the shop at St Paul’s Cathedral where you can buy a souvenir to remind you of your visit to this awe-inspiring building.

Surround yourself with the sounds of the cathedral choir on CD or the impressive sight of the building in poster form. The intricate mosaic detail and colours found throughout the cathedral are the inspiration for a range of colourful scarves and ornaments, while reclaimed tiles and stones are used to create unique jewellery.

Other gifts include books, mugs and bags, and you can even take home a 3D model of St Paul's Cathedral.

Where is St Paul’s Cathedral?

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

How to get to St Paul's Cathedral

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.

As the day draws to a close, one of the façades of Saint Paul's cathedral is bathed in golden light.

St Paul's Cathedral 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.

History of St Paul's Cathedral

Founded in 604 AD and destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666, St Paul's Cathedral as we know it today was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1710.

St Paul's Cathedral is one of the most important and recognisable sights in London. After the Great Fire of London, the cathedral also survived serious threats in the 20th century, including a Suffragettes' bomb plot in 1913 and the Blitz in 1940.

Over the centuries, it has been the setting for many special celebrations and ceremonies, including the funerals of Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, and the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

What is St Paul's Cathedral famous for?

St Paul's Cathedral is most famous for being one of the tallest and largest historical monuments in the world, for its stunning architecture and religious importance. It is one of London's most iconic landmarks, a hugely popular tourist attraction and a national treasure.

St Paul's Cathedral is also a symbol of London's resilience and endurance, having survived wars, fires and countless other challenges throughout its history.

How long do you need to visit St Paul's Cathedral?

With so much history and heritage to discover, as well as spectacular views if you choose to climb the dome, you could easily spend two hours exploring St Paul's Cathedral.

Prices and opening times

Child Ticket From £9.00 per ticket
Concession Ticket From £18.40 per ticket
Senior Ticket From £18.40 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £20.50 per ticket

Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday: 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Wednesdays: 10am to 4.30pm.

The Whispering Gallery is currently closed.

Events at St Paul's Cathedral