Sightseeing, Times & Prices

About Your Visit
Today at the Cathedral View More
7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong

Sightseeing, Times & Prices

The price of admission includes entry to the Cathedral floor, crypt and the three galleries in the dome. Admission also includes multimedia guides and guided tours (for individuals and family visitors, subject to guide availability on the day).

Sightseeing Times

Monday to Saturday
8.30am Doors open for sightseeing TripAdvisor
9.30am Galleries open for access
4pm Last entry for sightseeing
4.15pm Last entry to galleries
4.30pm Cathedral closes for sightseeing
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.
Filming and photography is not allowed inside the Cathedral, but is permitted on the external galleries, without tripods, on a non-commercial basis.

2018 Sightseeing Prices

Click here for 2019 prices
Why do I have to pay to enter St Paul's?
Admission Charges Individual Group (10+) and Online Rates
Adults (18yrs+) £18 £16
(Students* & 60yrs+)
£16 £14
Children (6-17yrs) £8 £7
Family Ticket
(2 Adults + 2 Children)
£44 £39 (available online only)
Complimentary entry can be granted to a disabled visitor and an accompanying carer or necessary companion. Please request these tickets on arrival.
*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.

Buy in advance online to save up to £2 per ticket and gain fast-track entry.

365 days for the price of 1

If you are a UK Taxpayer and meet the requirements detailed in the terms below, you can Gift Aid your admission as a donation to St Paul’s when you purchase your tickets both at the Cathedral or via the Cathedral website.
This ticket will allow you unlimited sightseeing visits to St Paul's over a 12 month period at no extra charge, and at the same time you will be helping to support and maintain this great building.


We take the safety and security of our visitors very seriously. Please be aware that security screening takes place for all those entering the Cathedral. 

No large bags, large rucksacks or large suitcases may be brought into St Paul’s.
Visitors may not bring any item larger than aeroplane cabin hand luggage into services, events or visits. at any time.
Please note that knives, pepper spray, mace, CS spray or any offensive weapons are illegal in the UK.
See Visit London for left luggage offices at train stations and airports. The nearest station is Liverpool Street.
The Chapter reserve the right to search any bag before worshippers and visitors may enter St Paul’s Cathedral.