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.
Stunning ‘GigaPixel’ image marks reopening of St Paul’s Dome Galleries
02 April 2012
An image of London’s skyline as it has never been seen before, has marked the reopening of St Paul’s two
highest Galleries following months of repair.
The GigaPixel image, taken by specialist panoramic photographer Henry Stuart, shows a level of detail never captured before from the top of St
Paul’s Dome, over 100m above street level.
Click on the picture below to experience the GigaPixel image
Users can see the views in every direction and can zoom in to any point, all in far greater detail than can be captured by the human eye.
Landmarks which can be seen include the Olympic Stadium, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Wembley Stadium.
Henry Stuart is no stranger to St Paul’s Cathedral, having taken a GigaPixel image of the interior of the
Cathedral in 2011 – the largest image ever taken inside a cathedral. And the chance to capture the view from the Dome was one which Henry
He said: "Ever since I first went to the top of St Paul’s I had always wanted to capture this amazing view.
"The real beauty of St Paul’s isn’t just its location, right in the heart of London, but its height is perfect – tall enough to see for miles
in all directions but not so tall that you lose a sense of depth in the rooftops of the buildings. There really is no finer view in London.”
The Stone Gallery, running around the bottom of the Dome, and the Golden Gallery at the top of the Dome, are now open to visitors. Both had
been closed since January 2012 so that repair work to the steps could take place.