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.
Before Your Visit
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to book a risk assessment
visit in advance of your trip. Risk assessment visits are free of charge for teachers from a booked school visit only, with the presentation of
a valid teacher ID and when booked in advance.
We will then ask you to send us a copy of your risk assessment.
The Schools & Family Learning Centre
Our cloakroom, lavatories and classroom are available to schools / groups which have booked a visit. Morning groups may eat packed lunches in
the classroom or crypt area and you will be advised of this when you book. Lunchtimes may have to be staggered during busy periods.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate afternoon groups for lunch, so we ask that you eat lunch before you arrive. The churchyard gardens are
ideal to picnic in, when good weather permits.
Climbing to the Dome and Galleries
You can also take your pupils up to the exterior Stone and Golden Galleries for an amazing view of London, however the Whispering Galleries
have been closed temporarily until further notice. Gallery access is £2.50 (exc VAT) per pupil in addition to the UK school visit price and it
is included in the non-UK school admission prices.
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.