Sightseeing, Times & Prices

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8:00am Morning Prayer
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
8:30am Eucharist
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong
5:30pm Cathedral closes

Sightseeing, Times & Prices

We are open for sightseeing from Monday to Saturday. Up to date opening times can be found on our Calendar page. Our Keeping Your Visit Safe webpage has the latest up-to-date information about the COVID-19 safety measures we have in place. 

Sightseeing tickets can now be booked using our online booking system. Bookings can be made right up until the start time of each 30-minute entry timeslot, subject to availability. Advance booking is strongly recommended.

Dome Gallery opening days

Please note that the Whispering Gallery is temporarily closed and is expected to remain closed until further notice. The Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery will be open on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and from the 20th December 2021 - 9th January 2022 will be open from Monday - Saturday for the Christmas holiday period. Please note that entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to capacity controls currently in operation.

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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. 

Sightseeing Times

Monday to Saturday
8am* / 10am** *Doors open for sightseeing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday / **Doors open for sightseeing on Wednesdays.

4pm Last entry for sightseeing
4.15pm Last access to Dome Galleries. Please note that the Dome is currently open on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and school holidays, and that the Whispering Gallery remains closed.
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 (on those days and dates the Dome 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 (on those days and dates the Dome 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