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.
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.
St Paul’s Cathedral is participating in Open House London 2020. Explore behind the scenes at the Cathedral where some of its
historical collections are housed. See the archaeological stones from the medieval cathedral and the Geometric Staircase
(which has featured in a number of films), experience the outstanding the view from the west gallery and discover Christopher
Wren’s remarkable “Great Model”.
This event is now sold out. Covid
19 measures will be in place and must be observed on the day. Numbers limited to 15 per group, Face masks must be worn by attendees at
all times while inside the building.
The tour includes an ascent of 100 steps and people with pre-existing medical conditions are advised against the climb. Please bring
your ticket to the reception desk in the crypt in advance of the tour. Entrance is via the north crypt door (opposite Paul cafe).