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 Oculus Exhibition Space - St Paul's Cathedral, Friday 15th November 2019 - 16th February 2020
This exhibition was inspired by artist Linda Kitson’s exploration of St Paul’s, from its furthest roof-top extremities to deep inside the structure
of the dome. Her unfamiliar views capture dramatic vistas and the hidden workings of the cathedral in a colourful celebration of the architectural
achievement of Christopher Wren and the place of the cathedral at the heart of the City of London. It is a part of Fantastic Feats the City of
London's celebration of extraordinary architecture and engineering.
Linda Kitson (b.1945) studied at St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Her first exhibition was of drawings of the wine chateaux
of Bordeaux, but the work which first drew significant public attention was when, as Official War Artist, she accompanied the British Task Force to
the Falkland Islands. Subsequent ventures took her to France and Italy to Canada and Thailand with resulting exhibitions of remarkable
landscape drawings. Domestic circumstances took her out of the country for more than a decade out of the country, and eventually out of her
practice. Her return to England was a return to Art. Someone who has been, as she describes it, ‘a line draughtsman all my life’ embraced the
latest technology and, with a striking change of approach, she became an expert with an iPad. With it she addressed the drama of contemporary city
architecture, often under construction, in works that have all the impact of the abstract but which are, astonishingly, at the same time
documentary. In this exhibition she brings the same authority and wonder to her exploration and perception of St Paul’s Cathedral – our most
inspiring of ancient monuments.