Easily one of London’s most recognisable buildings, St. Paul’s Cathedral has played a major role in the city’s history.

Situated near the River Thames and the City of London, St, Paul’s Cathedral is one of the capital’s best-loved buildings. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren as part of the re-building of the City after the Great Fire of London in 1666, the church has frequently been at the centre of national events.

Discover breath-taking interiors on the Cathedral floor, climb the Dome and explore the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery, descend to the crypt and see the memorials of historical British figures such as Sir Christopher Wren and Admiral Lord Nelson, and step back in time with a 270° film experience, Oculus: An eye into St. Paul’s. From its consecration and surviving the Blitz to state funerals, royal weddings and more, discover the important cultural significance St. Paul’s Cathedral holds within London’s history. 

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Highlights

The Nave
The Nave leads down to the Dome and offers beautiful views of the full length of the Cathedral as well as the church's largest monument, of the Duke of Wellington.

The Dome
Inspired by St. Peter's Basilica, St. Paul's iconic dome is painted to depict eight scenes from the life of St. Paul and is the second largest cathedral dome in the world.  A true sight to behold!

The Whispering Gallery
Did you know, there is a spot under the St. Paul's dome where if you whisper against the wall at any point, you can be heard by anyone with their ear against the wall at any other point in the gallery. Discover this amazing acoustic feature!

The Crypt
With over 2000 monuments and memorials, St. Paul's crypt houses the tombs of historical British figures such as Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Christopher Wren.

Oculus: An Eye into St. Paul's
1400 years of cathedral history comes to live with a 270° film experience in the former Treasury in the Crypt. 

Did You Know

  • The current St. Paul's Cathedral is the fourth church to stand on this site
  • Dr. Martin Luther King once gave a sermon at the church in 1964
  • Sir Christopher Wren's epitaph, inscribed on his tomb reads Lector, si monumentum requiris – which is Latin for ‘If you seek his monument, look around’
  • Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral on 29 July 1981

Using Your London Explorer Pass

Present your pass at the admissions desks at the main west end entrance.

Please note:

  • No bags or items larger than airline hand baggage (56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including handles, wheels and pockets) may be brought into the cathedral. There is no cloakroom facility. Bags may be searched on entry.
  • Photography and video are not permitted inside the cathedral.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

How to Get There

London Underground:
St. Paul's - Central Line
Mansion House - District and Circle Line
Blackfriars - District and Circle Line
Bank - Central, Northern, Waterloo & City Lines and DLR

National Rail Network:
City Thameslink
Blackfriars
Cannon Street
Liverpool Street

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for St. Paul's Cathedral tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Once inside, the Dome Galleries are open 09.30 – 16.15
Monday 08.30 - 16.30
Tuesday 08.30 - 16.30
Wednesday 08.30 - 16.30
Thursday 08.30 - 16.30
Friday 08.30 - 16.30
Saturday 08.30 - 16.30
Sunday No Sightseeing - Open for Worship Only
Last Admission: 16.00

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Address:

St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Churchyard London EC4M 8AD

Telephone:

020 7246 8350