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.
For the summer holidays, we invite everyone to take part in Cathedral life, with special activities designed especially for families
visiting St Paul's.
As at all times of year, families visiting St Paul's have the option to turn their day ticket into an annual pass at no extra cost.
We hope you enjoy your visit to St Paul's this summer. Do keep an eye out for events and activities taking place in the future.
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.
Prepare for your visit by using our Visual Story. This has
been developed for children with Special Educational Needs.
Cathedral of Light – 6th, 9th and 13th August
Cathedral of Sound – 23rd, 27th and 30th August
10.30am - 3.30pm
Enjoy an exclusive guided trail around one of the UK’s most iconic sacred buildings. Discover its unique history through a special
family-friendly guided visit and see it come to life through unique themed experiences. Explore the Cathedral through crafts and
interactive activities including making, storytelling and more.
Choose from either the Cathedral of Light themed tours where kids can explore light, colour and art in St Paul’s Cathedral or the
Cathedral of Music themed tours where there will be a chance to exploring the Cathedral building through sound and crafts.
Advance booking required. Book
online. Adult tickets £10, children (aged 5-12) £7.50.
Family Art and Craft Drop-Ins
Friday 16th and Tuesday 20th August
10.30am - 3.30pm
Family Art and Craft Drop-Ins: Make your own St Paul’s Cathedral headdress in these free family-friendly drop-ins on the Cathedral
floor. Also includes dressing up and soft play area. Free with Cathedral entry. No booking required.
All day, every day - included in price of admission
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.
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 once inside.
As a busy working church, acts of worship are part of our daily life. You are warmly invited to attend all our services - we
particularly recommend Choral Evensong, at which you can hear our world-famous choir. Information about service times, as well as brief
descriptions about each of our services can be found at www.stpauls.co.uk/serviceschedule.