About Your Visit

About Your Visit
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7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
11:30am Last entry for sightseeing
2:15pm Order of St John annual service
5:00pm Sung Eucharist

About Your Visit

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.


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.

There is also an exhibition focusing on the Cathedral, before, during and after The Great Fire of London. Discover a collection of scorched pre-Fire artefacts and learn of the re-building challenges Sir Christopher Wren faced with his radical design.

View the award-winning film ‘Resurgam’ within the Oculus film experience which charts the destruction and rebirth of the cathedral.

Please note that the Stone and Golden Galleries will close temporarily from Monday 11 September to Friday 10 November.

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 years 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

No large bags, large rucksacks or large suitcases may be brought into St Paul’s Cathedral.

Visitors and worshippers may not bring any item larger than airplane hand luggage into services, events or visits at any time.

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.

The Dean and Chapter reserve the right to search any bag before worshippers and visitors may enter St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

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'Secret' staircase to Whispering Gallery opens as two external galleries undergo maintenance

The two galleries which offer views over London from St Paul’s Cathedral will close for the second of three periods in 2017 to allow vital maintenance work to take place. But in the time the galleries are closed visitors will be able to reach the famous Whispering Gallery...

St Paul's joins nation in minute's silence for Manchester

St Paul's Cathedral fell quiet as it joined the nation in silence for the victims of the Manchester bombing.  Staff and volunteers were joined by City workers and tourists from around the world to pause as the clock bell struck 11am on Thursday 25 May. Members of the Cathedral...

Order of the British Empire marks centenary in the presence of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire celebrated its centenary in a service of dedication at St Paul’s attended by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.  The service on Wednesday 24 May 2017 was attended by 2,000 people from across the...