Sightseeing, Times & Prices

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10:00am Choral Mattins
11:15am Sung Eucharist
3:00pm Choral Evensong
5:30pm Eucharist
6:00pm 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.

The wearing of face coverings is not mandatory, however we welcome and encourage worshippers, visitors, staff and volunteers to continue to wear masks if they prefer, and encourage everyone to be mindful and respectful of the choices of others.

Tickets and Dome Gallery opening

Tickets booked for Monday to Friday visits include access to the Cathedral floor and Crypt, and tickets booked for Saturday visits and during school holidays additionally include access to the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery in the Dome. Please note that entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to capacity controls we have in place, and there may be time restrictions in place. The Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice. 

Find further information on:

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
12pm  Doors open for sightseeing 

4pm Last entry for sightseeing
4.15pm Last access to Dome Galleries. Please note that the Dome is currently open on 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