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Temporary closure of Stone and Golden Galleries
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.

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. 

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.
This offer is available on adult, child, concession and family tickets. A family ticket (two adults, two children) costs £39 online and £44 on the door. 
General information on sightseeing, times and prices

Special drop-in activities


Thursday 3 August
10am - 12.30pm
1 - 4pm


On the theme 'memories', explore the history and significance of the World War 1 altar frontal, created by servicemen recovering from injury. Design and make your own altar frontal design, using cross-stitch and other materials. 

Thursday 10 August
10am - 12.30pm
1 - 4pm


Historical characters are at the heart of activities on the theme 'monuments'. Explore the many historical figures found in St Paul's, including Florence Nightingale, Lord Nelson, and Christopher Wren, and create your own historical figure. 

Thursday 17 August
10am - 12.30pm
1 - 4pm


St Paul's is home to not one, but three organs, and a world-famous choir with music forming a central part of life at St Paul's for centuries. Create your own musical instrument using different materials. 

Thursday 24 August
10am - 12.30pm
1 - 4pm


Discover the mosaics of St Paul's and the stories they tell, from Bible scenes to animals of the earth, sea and sky. Inspired by these, decorate your own mosaics and decide what stories you might tell. 
There is no need to book for any of these activities and you are able to join and leave at any time. Suitable for children aged 4-11. 

Please keep checking the website for details of future events. 

Our Visual-Story.pdf can help you prepare for your visit.

Family Trails