St Paul's Cathedral Tickets - Skip the Line Tickets and Dates
- The Whispering Gallery is temporarily closed and will remain closed until Summer 2020. Access to the Stone and Golden Galleries is unaffected.
- Those travelling in a group can benefit from the Group Tour System where the tour leader can communicate clearly to the group via a microphone and transmitter to each of the group member’s receivers.
- Visitors are allowed to take photographs in designated areas within the Cathedral on a non-commercial basis. Filming, the use of flash, additional lighting, tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are not permitted.
- Photography and filming are not permitted in the Whispering Gallery or during services - it should be paused during hourly prayer.
- Children under the age of 6 are admitted free of charge and do not require a ticket (Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the galleries).
- Family tickets are applicable for 1 adult and 2 or 3 children, or 2 adults and 2 or 3 children.
- All advance tickets are available with a self-print option only. You will need access to a printer to print your admission tickets.
- St Paul’s Cathedral offers complimentary entry for a visitor with a disability and an accompanying carer or necessary companion – these tickets should be requested on arrival.
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
Nearest Train Stations: Blackfriars, Cannon Street or London Bridge
Nearest Underground: Blackfriars
Public Bus Routes: 4, 11, 15, 23, 25, 26, 100, 242
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A cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood in the highest point of the City of London for over 1,400 years. The current Cathedral (the fourth to occupy this location) was designed by celebrated architect Christopher Wren and is widely considered to be his greatest masterpiece. Completed in 1708, this cross-shaped building has been the backdrop to many key moments in British history and is an essential part of the London skyline thanks to its magnificent dome.
Visitors can discover the beauty of this place and much more with the Cathedral’s new multimedia guide. Featuring commentary from the Dean of St Paul’s, the Conservator and Director of Music and others, the guide cleverly weaves together contemporary photography, archive film footage and the voices of those who work in St Paul’s today.
Proudly overseeing London’s skyline at 111 metres high, the dome of St Paul’s is one of the largest cathedral domes in the world. For striking views and interiors, the Stone and Golden galleries are absolute must-sees when visiting St Paul’s!
The Stone Gallery is the first of the two galleries above the Whispering Gallery. It stands at 173 ft (53.4 metres) from ground-level and can be reached by 378 steps. If visitors decide to then visit the Golden Gallery, they will be treated to fantastic views of the River Thames, Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
Current Exhibition - ‘The Great Restoration of the 1920s’
A new exhibition called ‘The Great Restoration of the 1920s’ tells the little-known period in which St Paul’s Cathedral underwent a dangerous renovation process at the start of the 20th century. Featuring archive material and objects from the Cathedral’s collection, this is a chance for visitors to get a fascinating insight into the making of this building and what it took to make the Great Restoration a success.
- Discover one of London’s most iconic locations, St Paul’s Cathedral
- Take in the cathedral’s striking interiors
- Wander through the Stone and Golden Galleries
- Find out about a fascinating period in the cathedrals’ history at the exhibition ‘The Great Restoration of the 1920s’
- Capture the moment with non-flash photography in designated areas
Monday to Saturday
The Cathedral is open to sightseers between 10:00am - 4:30pm (last admission)
The galleries are open to sightseers from 9:30am - 4:15pm (last admission)
Please note that the Cathedral is not open for sightseeing on Sundays.
Special services and events may mean that all or part of the Cathedral are closed either in advance or short notice, please check to avoid disappointment.