Latest News
Today at the Cathedral View More
8:00am Morning Prayer
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
8:30am Eucharist
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong
5:30pm Cathedral closes

Disabled Access Day 2017

St Paul's takes part again for the scheme's third year

For Disabled Access Day’s third year, St Paul’s Cathedral once again joins other organisations across the UK to offer a whole day of special tours and events especially designed to put disabled people right at the heart of Cathedral life.

Saturday 11 March 2017
FREE entry all day for disabled people and their friend, helper or carer
Getting to St Paul's
Cathedral accessibility information
City of London Blue Badge parking guide

Designed especially for adults and children with various disabilities, visitors can enjoy a full programme of tours, talks and workshops. British Sign Language and Audio Described Tours are also available via the Cathedral’s multimedia guides. 

For the first time this year, the Cathedral will feature a special 8.30am early opening for families with children who would appreciate a quieter time. 

All visitors are also invited to take part in the Cathedral’s daily cycle of worship, with a Eucharist service at 12.30pm and Choral Evensong sung by the full Cathedral Choir at 5pm.

You can also follow events as they unfold across the day on Twitter at @stpaulslondon and with the #AccessDay hash tag.

Lynn Johnson, Visits Manager at St Paul’s, said: “When Sir Christopher Wren was designing St Paul’s, the concept of accessibility was still centuries away. But in recent times, we have worked incredibly hard to be inclusive of all people and this Disabled Access Day will give us the chance to show people they should not be nervous or intimidated about visiting us, whether as a sightseer or worshipper.

“We hope to be involved in this wonderful scheme for many years to come.”

George Fielding (pictured), who visited on the last Disabled Access Day, said on Twitter: "...toured beautiful building...Learnt bundles...Access = Education"

You can also read a visitor's review on Euan's Guide - the site by disabled people for disabled people.

8.30am North Transept doors open
8.30am - 9.30am Early 'relaxed atmosphere' opening for families with children. Autistic children especially welcome.*
10am; 10.15am; 10.30am Short highlights talks
10am - 11.30am Guided tour
10.30am Touch tour for people with vision impairments - please book in advance via email
10.30am Clay workshop for earlier arrivals above* - please book in advance via email
11am - 12.30pm Guided tour
11am; 11.30am   Short highlights talks
11.30am - 1pm Guided tour
12pm - 1.30pm Guided tour
12pm; 12.15pm; 12.30pm Short highlights talks
12.30pm Lunchtime Eucharist (all welcome to receive Communion)
1pm Short highlights talk
1pm Mosaic tour & Workshop - please book in advance via email
1pm - 2.30pm Guided tour
1.30pm Touch tour for people with vision impairments  - please book in advance via email
1.30pm Short highlights talk
2pm - 3.30pm Guided tour
3pm - 4.30pm Guided tour 
3pm - 4pm Guided tour
3pm; 3.15pm; 3.30pm Short highlights talks
4pm  Last entry for sightseeing
4.30pm Cathedral closes for sightseeing
5pm Choral Evensong, sung by the full Cathedral Choir
Guided tours, short talks and Mosaic tours are designed for all people, regardless of ability or disability.
No booking is required to visit on the day, but if you are planning to come as a group of 6+ or would like to attend Evensong, please email Lynn Johnson -
Please note - it can take up to 20 minutes to access toilets in the Crypt via the lift - do allow this time when planning your visit. You may wish to visit the free facilities in Paternoster Square before coming in the morning.