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.
Whilst the next national Disabled Access Day is not until 2019, St Paul’s hosted its own Disabled Access Day on 10 March, designed to put disabled
people at the heart of Cathedral life and to showcase what the Cathedral offers to suit the diverse needs of all its visitors.
Activities included TouchTours led by Cathedral guides, clay and mosaic workshops and pop-up discovery tables as well as guided tours throughout
the day. Multimedia guides that have British Sign Language, subtitles, audio described and family tours were available for visitors, as they are
Lynn Johnson, Visits Manager at St Paul’s, said: “When Christopher Wren was designing St Paul’s, the concept of accessibility was still centuries
away. But in recent times, we have worked incredibly hard to be inclusive of all people and Disabled Access Day gives us the chance to show people
they should not be nervous or intimidated about visiting us, whether as a sightseer or worshipper.”
St Paul’s is fully accessible throughout the Cathedral floor and the Crypt for visiting and for services and invests in excellent training for
those that deliver tours and multimedia guides to enhance the experience of all our visitors.
We would be grateful if anyone who attended Disabled Access Day at St Paul’s could complete a short survey to help us improve and develop our accessibility provisions in the future.
We continually review the ways in which we can improve accessibility in all areas for wheelchair users, people with visual and hearing impairments
and generally to suit the diverse needs of all our visitors. That is always a challenge in a heritage building, but we are delighted that our
vision of having equal access into the Cathedral is now one step closer following the approval of planning permission for two wheelchair