Guided Tours

About Your Visit
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Temporary closure of Stone and Golden Galleries
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
  £3 per person (on top of general ticket price)
Please contact the Admissions Department 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 Triforium Tours on a public basis (no minimum party number required to book) on the following dates:

Friday 28 April 2017 2pm
Monday 15 May 2017 11.30am
Tuesday 30 May 2017 2pm
Friday 16 June 2017 2pm
Monday 3 July 2017 11.30am
Tuesday 18 July 2017 11.30am
Friday 4 August 2017 2pm
Monday 14 August 2017 11.30am
Friday 1 September 2017 2pm
Tuesday 12 September 2017 11.30am
Friday 29 September 2017 2pm
  £8 (on top of general ticket price)
To book, please contact the Admissions Department 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.

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 (on top of general ticket price)
Pre-booking essential. Please contact the Admissions Department 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.

Touch Tours
A two-hour tour in English of the cathedral floor and crypt which is suitable for people with vision impairments. The cathedral will offer Touch Tours on the following dates:

Wednesday 26 April 2017 1pm (Fully booked)
Wednesday 31 May 2017 1pm
Wednesday 21 June 2017 1pm
  No extra cost above admission. Visitors are welcome to bring a carer.
Pre-booking essential. Please contact the Admissions Department at least two working days in advance at admissions@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or 020 7246 8357. Additional dates and times may be available for small groups.

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