Guided Tours

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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

Guided Tours

As well as the multimedia guides offered for your use, the Cathedral has a team of knowledgeable guides with many years of experience.


Introductory Talk (No extra cost above admission)
A 15-20 minute introduction to the history and architecture of the Cathedral.

Monday - Saturday Talks run regularly throughout the day
Please enquire at the guiding desk when you arrive

Guided Tours (No extra cost above admission)
A 90-minute guided tour in English taking-in the Cathedral floor and crypt, as well as Geometric Staircase, Chapel of St Michael & St George and the Quire - areas not usually open to visitors. 

Monday - Saturday 10am  |  11am  |  1pm  |  2pm
Please reserve a place at the guiding desk when you arrive. The above is a typical schedule and there may be day to day variations. 

Group Guided Tours
Cathedral guides are available for the same 90-minute tour in English on a private group basis at a small additional cost per person. A minimum number of 10 people is required and tours must be pre-booked. 

Group guided tours can usually start at the following times 10.15am  |  11.15am  |  1.15pm  |  2.15pm
  £5 per person (on top of general ticket price)
Please contact the Sales and Admissions team at least a week in advance at admissions@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or 0207 246 8357

Triforium Tour - public bookings
A one-hour tour in English which includes the library*, Geometric Staircase and Great Model, as well as a spectacular view down the nave from above the Great West Doors. The cathedral will offer public Triforium Tours (no minimum party number required to book and you will be with other visitors on the tour) on the following dates:

Friday 20 April 2018 2pm  |  Closed to advance bookings. Please enquire upon arrival. 
Tuesday 1 May 2018 11.30am
Monday 14 May 2018 2pm
Friday 8 June 2018 2pm
Tuesday 19 June 2018 11.30am
Monday 9 July 2018 11.30am
Monday 23 July 2018 2pm
Tuesday 7 August 2018 11.30am
Friday 24 August 2018 2pm
Tuesday 11 September 2018 11.30am
Monday 24 September 2018 2pm
  £8 per person (on top of general ticket price)
* Please note that the library will be closed for refurbishments from the beginning of August 2018 for 18-24 months. The tour will not enter the library and extra time will be allocated elsewhere.
To book, please contact the Sales and Admissions team at least two working days in advance at admissions@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or 020 7246 8357
Please be aware that there are 141 steps to the Triforium level and no lift access available at present. Within the Triforium, the tour route includes up to a further 10 short flights of stairs (each no more than 10 steps).

Triforium Tour - private group bookings
A one-hour tour in English for a party of minimum 5 people, and maximum 15 (sometimes we can accommodate two simultaneous tours thereby increasing the maximum to 30), which includes the library*, Geometric Staircase and Great Model, as well as a spectacular view down the nave from above the Great West Doors. Tours generally available from the following schedule:

Monday  |  Tuesday  11.30am  |  2pm  
Friday 2pm
  £8 per person (on top of general ticket price)
* Please note that the library will be closed for refurbishments from the beginning of August 2018 for 18-24 months. The tour will not enter the library and extra time will be allocated elsewhere.
Pre-booking essential. Please contact the Sales and Admissions team at least a week in advance at admissions@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or 020 7246 8357
Please be aware that there are 141 steps to the Triforium level and no lift access available at present. Within the Triforium, the tour route includes up to a further 10 short flights of stairs (each no more than 10 steps).

Touch Tours
A two-hour tour in English of the cathedral floor and crypt which is suitable for people with vision impairments. 

Wednesday 2 May 2018 1pm
Wednesday 6 June 2018 1pm
  No extra cost above admission
Pre-booking essential. Please contact the Sales and Admissions team at least two working days in advance at admissions@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or 020 7246 8357. 

Women of Courage Tours

31 May - 30 June 2018
(except Sundays)
11am

Join a cathedral guide to discover a wealth of stories about suffragettes, philanthropists, queens and princesses, skilled crafts-women, saints and Biblical heroines and the Cathedral's central role in the Movement for the Ordination of Women.

The Women of Courage Tour will also consider the heroines of the Bible; central to the theology of the Church and depicted in a variety of media around the building. Drawing on this wealth of stories special one-hour tours will be delivered by cathedral guides commencing on 31 May for London History Day.
Normal Cathedral admission applies. Places on the tours are limited and should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Learn more about these tours and other Women of Courage events.


UK School Visits


A range of guided visits are available and must be pre-booked through the Schools & Families department.