Sightseeing, Times & Prices

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12:00pm Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Evensong with Installation of Prebendary and Archdeacon
5:30pm Cathedral closes

Sightseeing, Times & Prices

We are happy to announce that St Paul’s Cathedral is now open again for sightseeing, Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 4.30pm (last entry at 4.00pm). We’ve introduced capacity controls and 30-minute entry timeslots, along with changes to keep everyone safe whilst visiting the Cathedral. 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.

In order to support the NHS Test and Trace programme, we recommend downloading and installing the NHS COVID-19 app to your phone or device, and using this to check in at the Cathedral (for every visitor over the age of 16). If you are unable to use the NHS app, we will be taking contact details (name and telephone number) for all individual visitors 16 and older, as well as recording entry times to the Cathedral. 

In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care, we will keep your details safely and in compliance with GDPR legislation for 21 days before securely disposing of or deleting them. We will only share your details with NHS Test and Trace, if asked, in the event that it is needed to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. We will not use your details for any other purposes or pass them on to anyone else. 

In accordance with Government advice, face coverings are compulsory in places of worship including the Cathedral shop, unless there is a valid exemption. 
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 include access to the Stone Gallery, and the Golden Gallery from Saturday 29th May 2021. Please note that entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to social distancing capacity, and there maybe time restrictions in place. The Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice. 

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 from Monday 17th May 2021 (Please note that the Cathedral will remain closed for sightseeing until this date)

Monday to Saturday
12pm  Doors open for sightseeing 

4pm Last entry for sightseeing
4.15pm Last access to Dome Galleries (currently only the Stone Gallery is open on Saturdays and school holidays)
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 (currently only the Stone Gallery 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 (currently only the Stone Gallery 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