About Your Visit
|Cathedral closed until further notice|
About Your Visit
Following the declaration of a Major Incident in London due to high rates of COVID-19, the Chapter of St Paul’s has made the difficult decision to close the Cathedral for public worship and private prayer with immediate effect. The Ministers will continue to offer prayer and worship on behalf of us all. More information and COVID-19 updates can be found here.
St Paul's, with its vast dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline and known across the world.
When you step inside you will marvel at the Cathedral's awe-inspiring interior and uncover fascinating stories about its history and the rich work and worship that takes place here, all set over five levels, the highest of which will give you unrivalled views over London.
Please note that the Whispering Gallery is temporarily closed and is expected to remain closed until further notice. The Golden Gallery is currently closed due to COVID-19 physical distancing measures. When sightseeing resumes, the Stone Gallery is open.
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Enjoy kids go free at St Paul's from 19-24th December
When you come St Paul's, we hope to give you a visit you will remember. With your sightseeing ticket, you can walk in the footsteps of royalty and political leaders on the Cathedral floor; climb the dome to try the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery; go even higher to enjoy some of the most spectacular views over London from the Stone and Golden Galleries; or head down to the crypt where our nation's heroes are buried.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the current exhibition, The Great Restoration of the 1920s. In place throughout 2020 this new exhibition tells the story of how on Christmas Eve 1924 St Paul’s Cathedral was served with a Dangerous Structures notice and was later closed for public safety.
Included in your ticket price are one of our multi-lingual multimedia guides and / or a tour led by one of our knowledgeable guides - both of which reveal all about the history, architecture and daily life of the Cathedral.
Furthermore if you purchase your tickets at the Cathedral, or in advance at a discount via our online ticketing pages, you have the opportunity to receive a further year's free entry at no additional cost to you.
Your visit to the Cathedral will help us to preserve St Paul's for centuries to come. We look forward to welcoming you and we are extremely grateful for your support.
The safety and security of all our visitors is of the utmost importance to us and we have a number of security measures in place to keep you
safe. Our security and visitor experience teams are there to help you with your visit so please cooperate fully with our security
screening and support these teams in doing their vital work.
Bag searching is in place as a condition of entry to the Cathedral. Please note that no large bags, large rucksacks or large suitcases may be brought into St Paul’s. We urge visitors not to bring bags, wherever possible. Small bags such as handbags or day packs are permissible (maximum permitted dimensions 45cm x 30cm x 25cm including handles, wheels and pockets). Visitors and worshippers may not bring any larger items into services, events or visits at the Cathedral at any time. There are no cloakroom facilities available.
Please note that knives, pepper spray, mace, CS spray or any offensive weapons are illegal in the UK.
See Visit London for a list of left luggage offices at train stations and airports. The nearest station to the Cathedral is London Liverpool Street.