Sightseeing, Times & Prices

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7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
1:30pm Doors open for sightseeing
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong
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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).

Please note that the Whispering Gallery is temporarily closed and is expected to remain closed until at least December 2019. The Stone and Golden Galleries above remain open. More information.

Usual Sightseeing Times

Monday to Saturday
8.30am Doors open for sightseeing TripAdvisor
9.30am Dome Galleries open for access
4pm Last entry for sightseeing
4.15pm Last access to Dome Galleries
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

2019 Sightseeing Prices

Why do I have to pay to enter St Paul's?
Admission Charges Walk-up Individual Rates and Online on the day Rates Online Advance Rates Group (10+) Rates
Adults (18yrs+) £20 £17 £17
(Students* & 60yrs+)
£17.50 £15 £15
Children (6-17yrs) £8.50 £7.20 £7.20
Family Ticket
(2 Adults + 2 or 3 Children)
£48.50 £41.20  n/a
Family Ticket
(1 Adult + 2 or 3 Children)
£34 £29  n/a
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. ISIC full-time student cards are also acceptable.

Buy online before 8.30am of the day you wish to visit on to save up to £3 per person off walk-up individual tickets and gain fast-track entry. On the day tickets and group tickets can also be booked online. 

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.