Sightseeing, Times & Prices

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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).

Please note that the Whispering Gallery is temporarily closed and is expected to remain closed until at least summer 2020. The Stone and Golden Galleries above remain open. More information.

Usual Sightseeing Times

Monday to Saturday
8.30am Doors open for sightseeing
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

2020 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. 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. 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.

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.


The safety and security of all our visitors is of the utmost importance to us and we have a number of security measures in place to keep you safe. Our security and visitor experience teams are there to help you with your visit so please cooperate fully with our security screening and support these teams in doing their vital work. Bag searching is in place as a condition of entry to 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.