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.
St Paul's opens its doors for free on Lord Mayor's Show Day
The Cathedral's Music department puts on its annual show for visitors
09 November 2015
This year, Peter Holder (Acting Organist) plays Iain Farrington’s Animal Parade, narrated by actor and TV
presenter Christopher Biggins.
Animal Parade is a musical depiction of ten familiar animals, from the tallest to the fastest, the biggest to the nastiest. This affectionate
caricature of wildlife also offers a lively introduction to the organ - perfect for
Performances lasting 20 minutes are offered at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
The Lord Mayor’s Show is the world’s oldest pageant. The historic procession starts at 11am and there are events all day with fireworks over
the Thames to finish.
The Blessing of the Lord Mayor by the Dean of St Paul’s takes place at 12 noon. The celebration concludes with a magnificent fireworks display,
beginning at 5.15pm