St Paul's Cathedral Tickets - Skip the Line

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  • Additional Information
    • 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.
    • From 1 June 2019 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 is not permitted.
    • Photography is not permitted during services and should be paused during hourly prayer.
    • The Whispering Gallery is currently closed. Access to the Stone and Golden Galleries is unaffected.
    • 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.
    Venue Information:

    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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  • Description
    St Paul’s Cathedral

    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.

    The Galleries

    At 111.3 metres high, St Paul’s dome is one of the largest cathedral domes in the world. Visitors who choose to climb the dome can access the Stone and Golden Galleries. 

    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.
  • Highlights
    • The Golden Gallery
    • The Dome
    • The Stone Gallery
    • Exhibition - ‘The Great Restoration of the 1920s’
  • Schedule

    Monday to Saturday
    The Cathedral is open to sightseers between 8:30am - 4:00pm (last admission)
    The galleries are open to sightseers from 9:30am - 4:00pm (last admission)

    Special services or events may close all or part of the Cathedral at short notice.
    Sunday open for worship only and there is no sightseeing.

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