Planning your visit
Planning your visit
Whether you’re planning a family day out or a trip with your school, you won’t be short of things to see and do at the Cathedral. Don’t forget to visit our What’s On calendar, to see a list of upcoming services, special performances, talks, workshops and more.
The Cathedral is open from Monday to Saturday for sightseeing.
On most days, doors open at 8.30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 10am on Wednesdays. Last entry for sightseeing is usually at 4pm with sightseeing ending 30 minutes after the last entry time. However, opening and closing times can change, so we recommend you visit our calendar to check the day you will be attending.
It’s free to attend the Cathedral for services, but if you want to explore the building, you will need a sightseeing ticket. Tickets are priced from £20.50 per adult and and there are a number of discounts available, including free tickets for those with a disability.
The address of the Cathedral is:
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
Our nearest tube station is St Paul’s Underground Station. Find out how to get to us.
The Cathedral has a wealth of measures in place to ensure your safety, including 24/7 security camera coverage and regular patrols, trained security staff stationed across the site, thorough entry checks, and a close relationship with local police.
Bags above the maximum permitted dimensions of 45cm x 30cm x 25cm including handles, wheels and pockets cannot be brought into the Cathedral. There is no cloakroom facility so please do not bring larger items with you.
We want to ensure that everyone can explore the Cathedral as comfortably as possible, and have many different kinds of support in place for visitors with specific access needs – from ramps and lifts, to guides for those with hearing and visual impairments. Read more about accessibility.
Please note that the Dome Galleries can be accessed by stairs only. There are a total of 257 steps to the Whispering Gallery, 376 steps up to the Stone Gallery and 528 steps (total) to the Golden Gallery. We recommend that those with pre-existing medical conditions, mobility difficulties or concerns with heights and confined spaces do not try to climb these stairs. A video fly-through of the gallery levels and their views is available on the multimedia guides.
Guides for your group
On our booking page, you'll find information about our various sightseeing tickets, including what discounts are available for families, groups, concessions and more.
Explore the Cathedral
If you work in the travel trade, find out how you can give your guided group the best experience at the Cathedral. Our page includes information on what resources we have available for tour guides, detailed operational information tailored to groups, plus how to gain access to our B2B portal for travel trade and our voucher scheme.