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.
For requests to access the Cathedral's land, please contact St Paul’s -
020 7246 8350 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
020 7248 6233 outside these hours
The horseshoe of paved land inside the marble bollards around the West steps of the Cathedral and the statue of Queen Anne is all Cathedral
land. The cobbled roadway within the chained road entrance from Ludgate Hill is registered as City of London land.
The Cathedral reserves the right to control what is permissible on its own land especially in front of and on the West steps of the Cathedral,
which are the spiritual threshold of the church and which are kept for the quiet and peaceful use of visitors.
It will seek police advice, and if necessary assistance, should demonstrations or other gatherings or activities ignore the Cathedral’s need to
protect its frequent Christian church services, its visitors, staff and congregation from disturbance.
The Corporation of the Cathedral Church of St Paul in London has freehold ownership of the following land in London and in Essex.
St Paul’s Cathedral
The Chapter House
The Churchyard Gardens within the railings and certain ground around the Cathedral including the horseshoe shaped area around the West steps.
Three arable farms and some domestic properties for rent in Tillingham, Essex.
Planning consents for the Cathedral are managed with the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE). Any consents for the Chapter House and Churchyard Gardens require the additional
or separate consent of the City of London planning officers. The railed gardens are jointly managed with the City of London open spaces officers.
Security of all the properties, the chained road entrance from Ludgate Hill and the Churchyard Gardens in London are the Cathedral’s