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.
One man's horse ride of a lifetime comes past St Paul's
17 September 2013
A six-month trip covering 2,500 miles, taking in 30 cathedrals and all done by one man and his horse, has come
past St Paul's.
William Reddaway and his trusty steed, Strider, made it to London last week, more than half-way through their Ride Round England adventure which began back in
Having started in Gloucestershire, the intrepid duo have been as far north as Berwick and east to Norwich, passing through some of England's
finest Cathedral cities including Coventry, Durham, York, Lincoln and Ely.
The visit to St Paul's was particularly special as William's brother Richard is a Cathedral volunteer and guide.
Unfortunately, William arrived at St Paul's without Strider, the decision having been made that the 11-year-old may not cope with the sound and
bustle of the City of London. So instead of posing together outside the Cathedral, William was met inside by Prebendary Nick Mercer at the
monument to the Duke of Wellington, which is topped with a statue of Copenhagen, the Iron Duke's famous battle horse.
But not one to miss out on a photo opportunity, Strider managed to get a picture of himself with the dome of St Paul's when they visited
Southwark Cathedral two days later.
The Ride Round England project was taken-on by keen horseman and traveller, William, just after he
turned 65 in January this year, seeing it as a chance to make serious journey on horseback and to raise a lot of money for two charities he supports.
Due to finish in November, the ride has currently raised more than £38,000.