Sightseeing, Times & Prices

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Sightseeing, Times & Prices

Following the lifting of London’s Major Incident status, the Chapter of St Paul’s is pleased to announce that the Cathedral has reopened for public worship and private prayer. Service times and private prayer opening varies – please check the Cathedral calendar page for further information. This decision will be reviewed regularly as we closely monitor the situation, and we hope to reopen for sightseeing when it is safe to do so. This will be no earlier than 17th May 2021 as per government guidelines.
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

In order to support the NHS Test and Trace programme, we recommend downloading and installing the NHS COVID-19 app to your phone or device, and using this to check in at the Cathedral (for every visitor over the age of 16). If you are unable to use the NHS app, we will be taking contact details (name and telephone number) for all individual visitors 16 and older, as well as recording entry times to the Cathedral. 

In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care, we will keep your details safely and in compliance with GDPR legislation for 21 days before securely disposing of or deleting them. We will only share your details with NHS Test and Trace, if asked, in the event that it is needed to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. We will not use your details for any other purposes or pass them on to anyone else. Thank you for your understanding.

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 (the Cathedral is currently closed for sightseeing due to the national lockdown in England)

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
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