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7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong


During school holidays we put on special events for families including storytelling, art and craft workshops, costumed guided tours and themed guided visits.

Please keep checking the website for details of future events.

Summer Holidays 2019

Fantastic Feats Family workshops

24th, 25th, 26th, 29th and 30th July at 10.30am and 1pm.

Go back in time to the 1920’s and meet Sir Mervyn Macartney, the Surveyor to the Fabric of St Paul’s Cathedral. Join him on an engaging and interactive tour of the building (including some secret spaces!) and hear all about the work done to strengthen the Cathedral’s structure. Marvel at the maths, and delight in the engineering and design of this amazing place, before getting the chance to imagine and create your own Cathedral in a hands-on workshop.

Best suited to children aged 7+. The workshops last 90 minutes. 

Fantastic Feats Family workshop pricing:

Adult £5.00
Children (2-17yrs) Free (up to three free children per paying adult)
Additional children (2-17yrs) £2.50
Children aged under 2 are free and do not need a booked workshop place

The tour visits the Cathedral's Triforium and there are 141 steps to reach this with no lift access available at present. Within the Triforium, the tour route includes up to a further 10 short flights of stairs (each no more than 10 steps).

A valid admission ticket is also required for anyone aged 6 and over (0-5yrs receive free admission) to visit on the day of a workshop. These are sold separately and don't sell out so we recommend you book your workshop places first and then our discounted advance admission tickets from www.stpauls.co.uk/tickets. You can actually opt to order an Annual Pass for the same price as a day admission ticket meaning you can return for future family activities without paying for admission again. 

If the Book Workshop Places button does not work for you here is a direct link to Eventbrite to register for the workshop places 

Can you build a Cathedral?

Take a look at our Fantastic Feats activity sheet and design your own Dome using recyclable materials for a chance to win a free trip to St Paul's Cathedral for you and your class. Ask a parent or carer to tweet us a photo of your masterpiece to @StPaulsEdu or email us at families@stpaulscathedral.org.uk. Closing date: 30 August 2019, 23:59 BST. See full T&Cs.

Buy 1 day...get 365

Turn your day ticket into an annual pass - for free!
If you buy a sightseeing ticket either online or at the door, you can instantly turn it into an annual pass by using Gift Aid as part of your purchase. This will allow you to return at no extra cost for a whole calendar year, meaning you can come and see us again and take part in family activities in all the school holidays. The Gift Aid option is explained in the online ticketing process and full information is available from the Cathedral's admissions staff.
General information on sightseeing, times and prices

All day, every day - included in price of admission

Multimedia guides Our multimedia guides let you discover more about all areas of the Cathedral as well as transporting you back in time to some of the most notable times in the history of St Paul's. Available in nine languages these high-resolution touch screen devices are filled with interactive content, fly-throughs of the dome galleries, zoomable close-ups, commentary from historical figures such as Christopher Wren, Florence Nightingale and Admiral Nelson, and a number of activities and quizzes.
Climb the Dome Climb the iconic dome of St Paul's, a total of 528 steps to the very top, for panoramic views of London that take in the River Thames, Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. 
Cathedral trails Family trails allow children to discover the Cathedral at their own pace and are packed with fun facts and opportunities to find things, write creatively and draw pictures. They can all be printed in advance of your visit (just click on the pictures) but plenty will be available at the Cathedral. 

Please click on the image below to download your chosen Family Trail. Free copies are also available in the Cathedral.

Family Trails


Prepare for your visit by using our Visual Story. This has been developed for children with Special Educational Needs.