St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Education is a core part of the Cathedral's work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Forum, St Paul's Institute and the
Schools & Families department.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
Activities & events for the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London 1666
The year 1666 was catastrophic for London and St Paul’s Cathedral.
On Tuesday 4 September, a combination of factors caused the building to burn with great ferocity. The catastrophic blaze consumed the cathedral
which had stood at the heart of London life for over five hundred years. Tens of thousands around the city were made homeless.
As smoke rose from the ruins, Londoners considered how to rebuild their city - and bring their cathedral back to use. Designs were submitted and
Christopher Wren emerged as the man to help St
Paul's rise like a phoenix from the devastation.