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.
If you are writing a piece about St Paul's, we can organise for complimentary press tickets which must be arranged in advance. Press
card holders will not receive free entry on the door without prior arrangement.
Documentaries, filming, photography
We welcome respectful non-flash photography for personal use inside the Cathedral outside service times. As a working church, there
are some restrictions to this which can be found on our photography page.
Video and commercial photography are not permitted inside the Cathedral without advanced permission and a St Paul's
To apply for permission to film at St Paul's, please email a completed application at least four weeks in advance of your
planned shoot date.
While each application is considered, we receive many requests for filming and photographic facilities and sadly we are
unable to facilitate every request. Projects which focus on the work, vision and history of St Paul's Cathedral will