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
Education is a core part of the Cathedral's work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Forum, St Paul's Institute and the
Schools & Families department.
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.
On seven evenings during the summer holidays, people will be able to come inside St Paul’s to marvel at the exquisite architecture, see where some
of the nation’s most famous heroes and artists are buried, gaze at the intricate mosaics, and simply take-in the breathtaking calm of the vast
And for these special evenings, photography will not only be permitted, but actively 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 four 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
Tickets give access to the Cathedral floor and crypt. The Dome galleries will not be open.
- Tickets also available at the door on the evening
- 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 handheld photography only permitted - no tripods
- Tickets or passes issued by the Cathedral's trade partners - including London Pass - as well as any current offers cannot be used for
entry to the Lates
- Annual Pass holders and Friends of St Paul's receive free entry