About Your Visit
Photography at St Paul's
We hope that your visit to St Paul’s is a memorable one and we recognise that you may wish to take photos to remember your experience. Respectful non-flash photography for personal use inside the Cathedral is welcomed outside service times. Please share your photos with us on social media using #stpauls.
As a working church, there are some restrictions to this which can be read below:
- Photography is not permitted during services at any time.
- Photography is permitted during sightseeing hours (usually 8.30am-4.15pm), Monday to Saturday. There is no photography permitted on Sundays.
- Video and recording of moving images are not permitted.
- Photography of children and young people is prohibited without consent of the accompanying adult.
- The use of flash or additional lighting, tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are not permitted at any time.
- Commercial photography is not permitted without advanced permission. Visit our media page for more information.
Where can I photograph inside the Cathedral?
- Photography is permitted throughout the Cathedral floor, crypt and external galleries.
- Areas of the Cathedral may occasionally be designated as “no photography” on a temporary basis and this will be indicated at the time.
- Photography is not permitted in St Dunstan’s Chapel, which is available for private prayer and reflection throughout the day.
- Photography on the Whispering Gallery is not permitted at any time.
For more information about commercial photography and filming, please visit our media page.