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.
For Open House London 2018 St Paul's Cathedral is offering the opportunity to go behind the scenes of Christopher Wren's
masterpiece and see: Sir Christopher Wren's enormous architectural model and designs for his cathedral; the stunning view from the
West Gallery and archaeological remains of Medieval St Paul's.
To mark the centenary year of The Armistice, join Sarah Radford, Cathedral Archivist and Simon Carter, Head of Collections, to examine
what the Library and Archives of St Paul’s reveal about the role of the Cathedral during World War One. The talk will consider the role
of key individuals who set the tone for the Cathedral’s attitude and activities, how the building was protected, what life was like for
those working and worshipping in the Cathedral during the war years and how the momentous events on the continent were reflected in
special services of mourning and thanksgiving in the Nation’s Church.
This is a free event, please register for tickets here.