Sightseeing, Times & Prices

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Sightseeing, Times & Prices

The Cathedral is open for private prayer only from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December, Sunday to Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

We are following Government and Church of England advice on COVID-19, and will resume sightseeing and services from 3 December.

You are able to pre-book sightseeing tickets for 3 December and beyond and we strongly recommend that you pre-book your tickets to guarantee entry. 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 at least January 2021.

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 5 November - 2 December)

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

2020 & 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
Adults (18yrs+) £17 £20 £17
(Students* & 60yrs+)
£15 £17.50 £15
Children (6-17yrs) £7.20 £8.50 £7.20
Family Ticket
(2 Adults + 2 or 3 Children)
£41.20 £48.50  n/a
Family Ticket
(1 Adult + 2 or 3 Children)
£29 £34 n/a
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.

Full terms and conditions of entry