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Families

St Paul’s Cathedral closed for tourism and services from Tuesday 17 March. The Cathedral has been acting in accordance with Government and Church of England advice since the outbreak of COVID-19. Following advice from the Church of England on the suspension of services, and updated Government information, the Cathedral has decided to suspend all public services and tourism at the Cathedral until further notice. This will be regularly reviewed. More information.

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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.
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General information on sightseeing, times and prices

 

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

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 once inside.

 
  
Cathedral services 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
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.ukSee full T&Cs.