Disabled Access Day 2017
St Paul's takes part again for the scheme's third year
28 February 2017
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 email@example.com|
|10.30am||Clay workshop for earlier arrivals above* - please book in advance via email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 email@example.com|
|1pm - 2.30pm||Guided tour|
|1.30pm||Touch tour for people with vision impairments - please book in advance via email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 - email@example.com|
|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.|