Photography at St Paul's

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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