St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
There are few places quite like St Paul’s at dusk, and to celebrate the beauty of Wren’s great church in the twilight hours we will once
again be opening our doors for a series of summer late openings.For 2018 these include access to climb the Cathedral's iconic
Dome up to the Whispering, Stone and Golden Galleries.
Explore the vast Cathedral Floor and Crypt and marvel at the exquisite architecture and intricate mosaics. Test the unique acoustics of the
Whispering Gallery and experience the panoramic views over London at nightfall from the Golden Gallery. See where some of the nation’s most famous
heroes and artists are buried and simply take-in the breathtaking calm of St Paul's.
And for these special Late opening evenings, photography is allowed and encouraged.
For those Londoners who relish the opportunity to be tourists in their own city, touch screen multimedia guides packed with pictures, commentary
and archive footage are included in nine languages.
For our younger visitors there are also family trails packed with fun facts and opportunities to find things, write creatively and draw
Throughout the evenings, drinks and light food will be available in the crypt cafe and the Cathedral shop will be open, offering a range of gifts
St Paul's Summer Lates 2018
Thursday 26 July
6.30 - 9pm (last entry 8pm)
Save up to £2 per ticket when booked in advance
before 4.30pm on the day of each event
Thursday 9 August
Thursday 16 August
Thursday 23 August
Thursday 30 August
- Tickets also available at the door on the evening.
- Please note that the last entry to the galleries will be 8.15pm.
- Full bag searches will be in operation so please travel as lightly as possible and don't bring any item larger than typical airline cabin
- Non-commercial photography is allowed during the evening, but no freestanding tripods or monopods, selfie sticks, drones or remotely operated
devices please. Photography is not permitted on the Whispering Gallery.
- Any offers and promotions valid at the time for visits in normal opening hours cannot be used for entry to the Lates.
- Annual Pass holders and Friends of St Paul's receive free entry.