Please note that the Whispering Gallery is closed until summer 2020. Additionally, we recommend checking directly with the attraction for current opening hours.

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

Your London Explorer Pass includes . . .

  • Free time to explore the dome, the nave, and the crypt
  • Free interactive handheld guide
  • The chance to test out the acoustics of the whispering gallery

You'll recognise St Paul's Cathedral as the dome that dominates the London skyline. It's not just striking on the outside, it's got an impressive interior too. Think whispering walls, a frescoed ceiling, and unique effigies of former kings and queens. With a visit to St Paul's, you'll learn all about its unique history and the famous weddings that have taken place there, including Prince Charles and Diana's back in 1981.

If you're feeling active, climb the 560 steps up into the golden gallery at the top of the dome and take in amazing views of the whole cathedral. You can also talk into the wall of the whispering gallery and hear it whisper back – no-one will think you're crazy, we promise. In the crypt, you'll find creepy, lifelike effigies of Tudor kings and queens, and you'll be given an interactive multimedia guide which will provide the history of the tombs and the cathedral – from the Great Fire of London to the Blitz.

Want to hear the people sing? Catch choral evensong, which takes place at 5pm on most weekdays, and hear St Paul's acoustics put to the test.

St Paul's Cathedral Highlights

The Nave – the Nave leads down to the Dome and offers beautiful views of the entire 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.

The Whispering Gallery – this famous spot in St Paul's boasts unique acoustics. Whisper against the wall at any point within the dome and you can be heard by anyone with their ear against the wall on the other side of the gallery. **Please note that the Whispering Gallery will be closed until summer 2020.**

The Crypt – St Paul's crypt houses the tombs of royalty and historical British figures. There are over 2000 monuments, memorials and effigies including those dedicated to Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and Sir Christopher Wren.

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 Explorer 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.
  • The Whispering Gallery in St Paul's Cathedral will be closed to the public with immediate effect for the foreseeable future

How to Get There

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

National Rail Network:
City Thameslink
Cannon Street
Liverpool Street

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your Explorer 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


Please check our Closure & Notices page for changings in opening hours and closure dates.

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St. Paul's Cathedral London EC4M 8AD


020 7246 8350