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.
With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Cathedral's Schools & Families department has been busy
preparing activities for children visiting St Paul's in July and August.
Wren Family Tours Monday 28
July – Friday 1 August 11am For one week each summer, a very special guest makes an appearance in the
From Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August, Sir Christopher Wren himself will guide children of all ages around the Cathedral, giving an
insight into all areas of the famous old building, such as the quire with its wonderful ceiling mosaics. Families will find out from the
master architect himself how and why he designed this amazing Cathedral Church in such a unique way. Tours last one hour and will begin from inside the Cathedral at the Great West
Doors. These tours are free, however normal
admission charges apply. There is no need to
pre-book the tour – just come along a little before the above start times.
Family Summer Trail Throughout the summer holidays A special summer trail, including a word search,suitable for
children and families is available and can be downloaded, printed off and brought to the Cathedral during your visit. A number of
printed copies are also available at the Cathedral entrance, together with pencils. DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER
TRAIL There are also numerous trails for
children on the Great Fire of London, worship, art and more to download – see the self-guided visitssection of the Schools
& Families website pages.