St Paul's Cathedral

Sightseeing Times & Prices

Opening Times & Information

  • St Paul's Cathedral is open for sightseeing from Monday to Saturday between 8.30am - 4pm.
  • Last tickets are sold at 4pm and the cathedral closes for sightseeing at 4.30pm.
  • The amount of time spent on a visit to the Cathedral is very often a personal choice, but for the purposes of planning a visit we can advise that most visitors spend in the region of 1.5 - 2 hours inside St Paul’s.
  • On Sunday the Cathedral is open for worship only and there is no sightseeing.
  • The price of admission includes entry to the Cathedral floor, crypt and the three galleries in the dome (Whispering, Stone and Golden). Admission also includes multimedia guides and guided tours (for individuals and family visitors).
  • The three galleries in the dome are open to sightseers from Monday to Saturday between 9.30am - 4.15pm (last admission). Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the galleries.
  • Special services or events may occasionally close all, or part, of the cathedral. Check the Cathedral calendar before you visit.
  • Filming and photography is not allowed inside the Cathedral, but is permitted on the external galleries for visitors, without tripods, on a non-commercial basis. All requests for commercial photography should go through the press office.
Admission Charges from 1 April 2014. (Prices in UK pounds sterling)

Individual Group (10+) and online Rates
Adults (18+yrs) £16.50 £15.00
Concessions (Students & Seniors) £14.50 £13.50
Children (6-17yrs)
£7.50 £6.50
Family Ticket
(2 Adults + 2 Children)
Children (6-17yrs)
£36.50 (available online only)
Account Holders

Why do we charge?
Gift Aid your admission and you will be entitled to 12 months free admission to the cathedral. Find out more about Gift Aid

Buy your tickets to St Paul's Cathedral online and you will save up to £1.50 on each ticket. You will also get fast track entry.

Any Questions?
If you have any queries about a sightseeing visit to St Paul's Cathedral, please contact the Admissions Department: 020 7246 8357 or email  (Monday to Friday, until 2pm).

If you have a general enquiry please contact the Chapter House Reception: 020 7246 8350 or email

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