Accessibility

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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

Accessibility

Information on accessibility at St Paul's Cathedral

Access via steps
The main west front of the Cathedral is accessed by 24 steps.
A handrail is available to both sides of the steps.
 

Access via lift
The south churchyard entrance is step-free, and is the recommended access for entry for wheelchair users and people who cannot negotiate the main west front steps. The south churchyard entrance leads to a modern lift serving the Crypt and Cathedral Floor.
The lift provides direct access to Cathedral Floor and Crypt. The quire and sacrarium on the Cathedral Floor have a small user-operated chairlift. Assistance is available should it be required. Cathedral wheelchairs are available on request.
If for any reason the south churchyard entrance door is closed a telephone number is displayed. 
Usable lift space - 1,400mm length x 1,300mm width.

 
Access via ramp
A ramp in the north churchyard is available by prior arrangement for groups, or individuals who are unable to use the south churchyard lift.
All enquiries should be made in advance to 0207 248 1929. This telephone number is also displayed at the bottom of the ramp.
 
Vision impaired visitors
Audio Description Guides are included in the cost of admission.
guided touch tour is available if booked in advance. We can also provide large print or Braille copies of orders of service.
Listen to a description of the cathedral on VocalEyes
 

Induction loop
The Cathedral is equipped with a hearing loop system that covers the Cathedral floor and the OBE Chapel in the crypt.
This is used at all services for spoken word elements.

 
British Sign Language
multimedia BSL signed tour with subtitles, is included in the cost of admission.
 
Parking
All enquiries regarding parking should be made in advance to 020 7246 8350.
For information on disabled parking near to the Cathedral, please visit the City of London website.
 
Assistance dogs
Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome in the Cathedral at all times. Water for dogs is available.
 
Mobility scooters
Carefully driven smaller scooters are most welcome.
The south entrance lift will not accommodate many Class 3 scooters or some larger class 2 scooters. We recommend that you check that your scooter will fit in the lift before you arrive at the Cathedral.
Usable lift space - 1,400mm length x 1,300mm width.
 
Accessible toilets
Left handed, right handed and ambulant unisex cubicles are all located within the crypt.
The crypt is accessed by the lift. Usable lift space - 1,400mm length x 1,300mm width.The nearby Paternoster Square and One New Change shopping centre also have accessible toilets, should you require those before arriving or after you have left the Cathedral.
St Paul's does not have 'changing places' facilities. The nearest facilities are located at the Barbican Centre and Tate Modern.
Check Changing Places facilities.
 
Access to the galleries
Access to the Whispering Gallery (257 steps), Stone Gallery (additional 119 steps) and Golden Gallery (additional 152 steps from Stone) is via stair only.
We recommend that those with pre-existing medical conditions, mobility difficulties or concerns with heights and confined spaces do not attempt this climb. A video fly through of the gallery levels and their views is available on the multimedia guides.
 
Access to the Triforium
Visitors are able to book in advance for a tour of the Cathedral's Triforium.
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).
 
Admissions policy
During sightseeing hours complimentary entry can be granted to a disabled visitor and an accompanying carer or necessary companion. Please request these tickets on arrival. Please let staff know if there are any specific access requirements or assistance you need. 
 
Comments and questions
Please contact the Admissions department at admissions@stpaulscathedral.org.uk or 0207 246 8357.
On Sunday please telephone the Virgers on 0207 246 8320