Our tour guides lead groups around the Cathedral throughout the day, and are experts in the hidden histories that lie behind our doors.
Visit St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. We welcome visitors to worship, to sightsee and to attend a dynamic programme of events – from orchestral performances to thought-provoking panel discussions.
Our free-to-attend daily services are open to all, and offer a chance to hear the inspiring voices of our Cathedral choir and our other talented musicians.
Those coming to sightsee can walk in the footsteps of royalty and political leaders on the Cathedral Floor, explore the Crypt where our nation's heroes are buried – or scale our Dome and enjoy unrivalled views across London. Visit our History and Collections section to explore more of the intriguing stories in our past.
What to see
Our Cathedral has survived fires, wars and struggles for power since its establishment in 604, and we encourage our visitors to explore the history beyond its awe-inspiring interior.
Guided and self-guided tours in multiple languages are available every day, and will lead you from the depths of our Crypt to the spectacular heights of the Stone and Golden Galleries.
Plan your visit
Whether you’re planning a family day out or a trip with your school, you won’t be short of things to see and do at the Cathedral. Don’t forget to visit our What’s On calendar, to see a list of upcoming services, special performances, talks, workshops and more.
The Cathedral is open from Monday to Saturday for sightseeing.
On most days, doors open at 8.30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 10am on Wednesdays. Last entry for sightseeing is usually at 4pm with sightseeing ending 30 minutes after the last entry time. However, opening and closing times can change, so we recommend you visit our calendar to check the day you will be attending.
It’s free to attend the Cathedral for services, but if you want to explore the building, you will need a sightseeing ticket. Tickets are priced at £25 per adult and £10 per child with discounts for families, groups and concessions and free tickets for those with a disability.
The address of the Cathedral is:
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
Our nearest tube station is St Paul’s Underground Station. Find out how to get to us.
The Cathedral has a wealth of measures in place to ensure your safety, including 24/7 security camera coverage and regular patrols, trained security staff stationed across the site, thorough entry checks, and a close relationship with local police.
Bags above the maximum permitted dimensions of 45cm x 30cm x 25cm including handles, wheels and pockets cannot be brought into the Cathedral. There is no cloakroom facility so please do not bring larger items with you.
We want to ensure that everyone can explore the Cathedral as comfortably as possible, and have many different kinds of support in place for visitors with specific access needs – from ramps and lifts, to guides for those with hearing and visual impairments. Read more about accessibility.
Book your tickets
On our booking page, you'll find information about our various sightseeing tickets, including what discounts are available for families, groups, concessions and more. You can also book Triforium tours and guidebooks via our online booking portal.