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
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
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.
The day was declared a public holiday and parties were held across London in the glorious sunshine,
as well as up and down the country with fêtes, pageants and sports events. Later that day the King and Royal Family appeared on the balcony of
Buckingham Palace to floods of cheers from the crowd below. Due to popular demand, the King even waved from the same balcony for a few consecutive
days later in the week.
George V continued to mark the Jubilee throughout May by taking carriage rides through London as well as one through north
London for Queen Mary’s birthday, on which they were accompanied by their two granddaughters: Margaret and the future Queen Elizabeth.
During the celebrations the King received an extensive number of telegrams from across the globe with good wishes, both from heads of state and
ordinary people. The public’s reaction to George V’s appearances over the celebratory period only confirmed the popularity of a Jubilee celebration
as well as the esteem in which the King was held.
Discover more about St Paul's history on your visit