Guided Tours

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8:00am Holy Communion
10:15am Choral Mattins
11:30am Sung Eucharist
3:15pm Choral Evensong
4:45pm Sunday Organ Recital - Jean-Luc Thellin
6:00pm Eucharist

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. 

Private 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 in your group is required and tours must be pre-booked. 

Private 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 size required to book and you will be with other visitors on the tour) on the following dates:

Tuesday 23 October 2018 11.30am
Monday 12 November 2018 2pm
Friday 23 November 2018 2pm
Tuesday 4 December 2018 11.30am
Friday 14 December 2018 2pm
Monday 7 January 2019 2pm
Tuesday 29 January 2019 11.30am
Friday 8 February 2019 2pm
Monday 25 February 2019 11.30am
Friday 8 March 2019 2pm
Tuesday 26 March 2019 11.30am
  £8 per person (on top of general ticket price)
* Please note that the library closed for refurbishments at the beginning of August 2018 for approximately 18-24 months. The tour will not enter the library during this period 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 20 (sometimes we can accommodate two simultaneous tours thereby increasing the maximum to 40), 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 closed for refurbishments at the beginning of August 2018 for approximately 18-24 months. The tour will not enter the library during this period and extra time will be allocated elsewhere. During this time the capacity per tour has been increased from 15 to 20.
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. Numbers are limited to 6 visitors plus additional places for an accompanying carer or necessary companion per person, i.e. a maximum of 12 people. 

Dates of tours available to join onto will appear here shortly.   
Other dates on request, subject to guide availability.  
  No extra cost above admission. Please note that complimentary entry can be granted to a disabled visitor and an accompanying carer or necessary companion. 
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. 

UK School Visits

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