|Cathedral closed until further notice|
Sightseeing, Times & Prices
COVID-19 Update: Following the declaration of a Major Incident in London due to high rates of COVID-19, the Chapter of St Paul’s has made the difficult decision to close the Cathedral for public worship and private prayer with immediate effect. The Ministers will continue to offer prayer and worship on behalf of us all. More information and COVID-19 updates can be found here.
Currently it is not possible to pre-book sightseeing tickets, although open-dated tickets, valid for one visit within two years, are still available and are a great way to support the Cathedral. Please read more about the steps we are taking to keep everyone safe during your visit.
Please note: In accordance with the Government's guidelines for places of worship, we will ask you to provide your name and contact details
upon entry to the Cathedral for the Test and Trace service.
From 8 August in accordance with Government advice, face coverings or masks are compulsory in places of worship including the Cathedral shop.
When the Cathedral reopens for sightseeing, the Stone Gallery will be open. Due to current physical distancing guidelines, the Golden Gallery is temporarily closed. The Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice.
Welcome Back to the City has plenty of information on planning your visit to the City of London including which attractions are open, places to eat and accessing toilets.
Usual Sightseeing Times (Closed for sightseeing from 16 December onwards)
|Monday to Saturday|
|10am||Doors open for sightseeing (Please note this change in our opening times, in force from autumn 2020)|
|4pm||Last entry for sightseeing|
|4.15pm||Last access to Dome Galleries (currently only the Stone Gallery is open)|
|4.30pm||Cathedral closes for sightseeing|
|When planning a visit it may be helpful to know that visitors spend an average of two hours inside St Paul's.|
|On Sunday the Cathedral is open for worship only.|
|Special services may occasionally close all, or part, of the Cathedral. Check our online calendar before visiting.|
|We welcome respectful non-flash photography for personal use inside the Cathedral outside service times. As a working church, there are some restrictions to this which can be found on our photography page.|
2021 Sightseeing Prices
|Why do I have to pay to enter St Paul's?|
|The price of admission includes entry to the Cathedral Floor, Crypt and the Dome Galleries (currently only the Stone Gallery is open). Admission also includes multimedia guides.|
|Admission Charges||Online Advance Rates||Walk-up Individual Rates||Group (10+) Rates|
(Students* & 60yrs+)
(2 Adults + 2 or 3 Children)
(1 Adult + 2 or 3 Children)
|Complimentary entry can be granted to a disabled visitor and an accompanying carer or necessary companion. These can be pre-booked online or can be requested on arrival.|
|Child ticket holders must be accompanied and supervised by an adult aged 18 or over when accessing the Dome Galleries (currently only the Stone Gallery is open). Please read our groups page for the minimum ratio of supervising adults to child ticket holders that we ask applies throughout a group visit.|
|*Any student with a photo ID issued by their place of study can use the concession ticket. Please bring ID with you. It should be easily readable by Cathedral staff and not have expired. ISIC full-time student cards are also acceptable.|