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
  £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:

Tuesday 18 July 2017 11.30am  |  Closed to advance bookings - please enquire upon arrival
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
Tuesday 3 October 2017 11.30am
Friday 20 October 2017 2pm
Monday 6 November 2017 11.30am
Friday 24 November 2017 2pm
Monday 4 December 2017 11.30am
Tuesday 12 December 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 16 August 2017 1pm
Tuesday 19 September 2017 1pm
Wednesday 18 October 2017 2pm
Tuesday 14 November 2017 1pm
Wednesday 13 December 2017 11.30am
  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.