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.
If you are visiting with a Special Needs School or with bringing students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to visit the cathedral,
please take a look at our offers, support and guidance below. We welcome any and all students and hope to provide access for all.
Booking Support for your Visit
Please let us know of any visual, hearing, mobility and learning needs when booking and we will support students and teachers with any access
When booking your guided visit be sure to request our free Access to
Learning Bundle to help support your students on their themed workshop. This can be arranged via the booking form. This SEND resource is available
for those booking Guided Visits and aims to increase access to our workshop themes
and ensure all children are included.
See what you will find in your Access to Learning Bundle:
- Ear defenders, timers, magnifiers, torches, squidgy shapes and fidgets
- Photo booklets, reading windows, visual story and large print images
- Specific themed supports for Sacred Space and London’s Burning Workshops; including object handling, colouring in and pencils
and sound boxes.
- 1 per class available
If you are a self-guided group and would like to use the resource, please
get in touch with us at email@example.com and we can see if an Access to Learning Bundle is available. This is not currently
guaranteed. We are hoping provide a similar offer for our self-guided school visits in the future. Find other useful resources for your visit
If you are planning a guided visit with your Special Needs School, please take a look at our workshops and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a bespoke visit. We
can tailor our workshops and provide additional support using the SEND resource above. We are always happy to work with teachers to adapt visit
content in order to meet each group's different requirements.
If you are bringing children with mobility impairments the south churchyard entrance is step-free and is the recommended access for entry for
wheelchair users and people who cannot negotiate steps. This entrance leads to a lift serving the Cathedral floor and Crypt. If you are joining the
rest of the class, please go to the meet them at the crypt. You will be provided with a lift fob upon entry. Please make sure you let us know
on the booking form if you have pupils or staff who have such difficulties so that we can send any further information you might find helpful.
People with restricted mobility can enjoy visiting the Cathedral and any school workshop, but need to be aware that the Dome & Galleries will not