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.
Famous faces come to St Paul’s for Lord Mayor’s Show day
04 October 2012
Two of the most recognisable faces in British comedy drama will take on the roles of London’s most famous
characters of folklore this Lord Mayor’s Show day.
Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing, The Madness of King George, Notting Hill) and David Schneider
(Horrid Henry the Movie, I’m Alan Partridge, The Day Today) will come to St Paul’s on Saturday
10 November to tell the infamous rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his Cat.
As is tradition on Show day, the Cathedral will be open to visitors free-of-charge all day and a musical performance of Dick Whittington will
take place at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Rich, famous and fabulous, Mayor Dick is feeling incredibly pleased with himself. But the cat is unimpressed
- after all, it was his work that put Whittington where he is today. Hear the two of them squabble as they retell their famous City of London
tale - a rags to riches adventure story that takes us to the far corners of the world and back again, as the bells of the City churches call
'Turn again, Dick Whittington'.
Accompanying Julian (Dick) and David (the Cat) will be the Cathedral’s Organist Simon Johnson and percussionist Timothy Palmer.
Music is by Guy Bovet with libretto by Michael Symmons Roberts.
Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul’s, said: "The tale of Dick Whittington and his cat is one of the most famous stories in the City’s
rich history and we are delighted to be welcoming two such fine comic actors to the Cathedral to put on a show which can be enjoyed by children
and adults alike.”
Entry to the Cathedral is free on Lord Mayor's Show Day, with access to the galleries (Whispering, Stone and
Golden) charged at £5 for adults (18+) and £3 concessions (students, seniors and children 6-17).