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.
We are delighted that you are interested in bringing your school to visit St Paul's Cathedral. Booking inquiries can be made by made
by completing a copy of the UK School Booking Enquiry form below and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read through our primary and secondary school
brochures before completing your form to ensure that you have selected the best visit for your learning requirements.
Please note that submitting an enquiry form does not guarantee a confirmed booking. Bookings are only confirmed once a confirmation
letter has been received from St Paul's Cathedral.
Before your trip to St Paul's the important information below will help ensure your visit is a happy and memorable one.
We strongly advise that all visiting schools carry out a risk assessment relevant to the planned activity at St Paul’s Cathedral. Once
you have booked your trip, please get in touch with email@example.com with the proposed date and time of the visit along with the
names and contact numbers of all teachers and accompanying helpers (where relevant) attending. Risk assessment visits are free of charge
for teachers from a booked school visit only when booked in advance and with the presentation of a valid teacher ID.
Please ensure that, where a risk is identified that is additional to our provided assessment, you notify us in advance of your visit to ensure
we are able to accept your intended visit and adjust, if necessary, to mitigate any risk. This may require us to brief our own staff to
assist with the specific matter.
The Schools & Family Learning Centre
Our cloakroom, toilets and classroom are available to schools / groups which have booked a guided visit. Guided morning groups may eat packed
lunches in the classroom or crypt area but please note that lunchtimes may have to be staggered during busy periods. Due to limited space
within the Cathedral we cannot provide lunch space for afternoon groups or self-guided groups however schools are welcome to eat a packed lunch
in the churchyard gardens.
Climbing to the Dome and Galleries
Please be aware that the Whispering Gallery have been closed temporarily until further notice. The Golden Gallery is currently
closed following COVID-19 prevention measures. The Stone Gallery is open and offers the chance to experience an amazing view of
London. Gallery access is £2.50 (exc VAT) per pupil in addition to the UK school visit price and is included in the non-UK school
SEND & Accessibility
We are always happy to work with teachers to adapt visit content in order to meet each group's different requirements, where possible. Please
have a look at our Access and SEND page for further information and to book our
free Access to Learning Bundle.
Non-UK School Visits
Schools from outside of the UK wishing to visit St Paul's Cathedral are welcome to visit but will need to book via the Admissions Department.
Please see below for further details of how to get in touch.