Sightseeing, Times & Prices

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7:30am Morning Prayer - transferred to St Martin, Ludgate
8:00am Eucharist - transferred to St Martin, Ludgate
11:00am The Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service
6:30pm A Celebration of Christmas

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 Stone and Golden Galleries will close temporarily from Monday 11 September to Friday 15 December. During this time, visitors will reach the Whispering Gallery via a little-used 'secret' staircase, offering new sights of Wren's great design. 

Sightseeing Times

Monday to Saturday
8.30am Doors open for sightseeing TripAdvisor
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9.30am Galleries open for access
4pm Last tickets issued
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.

Sightseeing 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)
Account Holders Negotiable Negotiable
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.


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.