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
When you book we'll send you a teacher's pass so that you can come and do a preparation / risk assessment visit (Mon-Sat only). We will
then ask you to send us a copy of your risk assessment.
The Schools & Families 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 famous Whispering Gallery or even further to the exterior Stone and Golden Galleries for
an amazing view of London. 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.
SEN & Accessibility
We are always happy to work with teachers to adapt visit content in order to meet each group's different requirements, where possible.