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Temporary closure of Stone and Golden Galleries
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


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  Access to the Cathedral 
The main west front is accessed by 24 steps. A handrail is available to both sides of the steps. The south churchyard entrance is step-free, and is the recommended access for entry for wheelchair users and people who cannot negotiate the steps. The south churchyard entrance leads to a modern lift serving the crypts and Cathedral floor.
Usable lift space - 1,400mm length x 1,300mm width.
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South Churchyard Entrance
Direct lift access to Cathedral floor and crypt. Access to all parts of the Cathedral floor and crypt (flat or ramped). The quire and sacrarium have a small user-operated chairlift. Assistance is available should it be required. Cathedral wheelchairs are available on request. If South Churchyard Entrance door is closed a telephone number is displayed. 
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  North Entrance  A ramp 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.
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Vision Impaired Visitors
Audio Description Guides are included in the cost of admission. A 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

British Sign Language  

British Sign Language
multimedia BSL signed tour with subtitles, is included in the cost of admission.

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  Induction Loop
The Cathedral is equipped with a hearing loop system that covers the Cathedral floor. This is used at all services for spoken word elements.
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All enquiries should be made in advance to 0207 246 8350. For information on disabled parking near to the Cathedral, please visit the City of London website.
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  Assistance Dogs
Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome in the Cathedral at all times. Water for dogs is available.
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To arrange wheelchair access for services, please telephone 0207 246 8320.
  Mobility scooters
We recognise mobility scooters provide a vital means of transport for some people and carefully driven, smaller scooters are most welcome. You should note that our lift is 1,400mm long which 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.
If you have any queries please use the telephone numbers at the bottom of this page.

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.

Please note that the Stone and Golden Galleries will close temporarily from Monday 11 September to Friday 15 December. During this time, visitors will reach the Whispering Gallery via a little-used 'secret' staircase, offering new sights of Wren's great design. 

Access for visiting the 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
Standard sightseeing charges apply for disabled visitors. A companion's entry is offered free on arrival on a 1:1 basis.
Comments and questions
Please contact the Admissions department at or 0207 246 8357
On Sunday please telephone the Virgers on 0207 246 8320