About Your Visit

About Your Visit
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8:00am Morning Prayer
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
8:30am Eucharist
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong
5:30pm Cathedral closes

About Your Visit

St Paul’s Cathedral is open for sightseeing from Monday to Saturday. Please visit our Calendar page for up to date opening times. Our Keeping Your Visit Safe webpage has the latest up-to-date information about the COVID-19 safety measures we have in place. 

Sightseeing tickets can now be booked using our online booking system. Bookings can be made right up until the start time of each 30-minute entry timeslot, subject to availability. Advance booking is strongly recommended.

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.

Dome Galleries opening days

Please note that the Whispering Gallery is temporarily closed and is expected to remain closed until further notice. The Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery will be open on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and from the 20th December 2021 - 9th January 2022 will be open from Monday - Saturday for the Christmas holiday period. Please note that entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to capacity controls currently in operation.


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 2021 the 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.

Security

The safety and security of all our worshippers, visitors, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. We have a variety of security measures in place to keep you safe, some measures are visible and some are imperceptible. We work in close partnership with the City of London police, and other security partners, and carry out patrols as part of Project Servator. Our skilled and trained security and visitor experience teams are there to help you during your visit. We kindly ask you to cooperate fully with our security screening and support these teams in doing their vital work. 

Bag searching is one of many security measures in place, and is 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.

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