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.
Grinling Gibbons and the Quire of St Paul's 24th May - 17th November 2021 Location: Dean's Aisle
To mark the tercentenary year of the death of master carver Grinling Gibbons, a display of his carvings telling the story of the conception,
creation and care of the cathedral Quire.
Creation, Craft and Creativity: Marvellous Mosaics
Tuesdays in August 2021, 12.00-4.00pm Location: Minor Canon's Aisle
As part of our 2021 theme of Creation, Craft and Creativity, there will be a pop-up display from the Cathedral's archives, where visitors can
discover the beauty and artistry of the St Paul's Dome mosaics by William Blake Richmond. Find out more about their dazzling history, and the skill
that went into their creation.
Creation, Craft and Creativity: Embroidery Treasures
Fridays in August 2021, 1.00-4.00pm
Location: Minor Canon's Aisle
Our Cathedral Broderers will be demonstrating their wonderful skills and techniques, alongside a display of some of the spectacular copes and
textiles in the Cathedral's collection.
The Great Restoration of the 1920s
On Christmas Eve 1924 St Paul’s Cathedral was served with a Dangerous Structures Notice requesting the removal of the dome. Using archive material
and objects from the Cathedral collections, this display recounts the extraordinary story of how the Cathedral moved and cracked, causing concerns
for the structure, as well as the ingenious engineering endeavours that ensured the building was made safe for future generations.
All exhibitions, displays and demonstrations are included in Cathedral ticket admission.