St Paul's Cathedral Tickets Tickets and Dates
- Within the Dome, the Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice.
- Subject to the day of the week, the Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery are open.
- Stone and Golden Galleries are open on Saturdays and daily during half term holiday period.
- Entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to continued distancing measures and there may be time restrictions in place.
- The café and restaurant remain closed.
- The Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice and access to the Golden Gallery may be limited
- Visitors are allowed to take photographs in designated areas. Filming, the use of flash, additional lighting, tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are not permitted.
- 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.
Jubilee: St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World - 25th May to mid-Dec 2022
To mark this unique event, our new exhibition Jubilee: St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World explores the grand ceremonial occasions held at the Cathedral to commemorate the Royal Jubilees of four British monarchs: George III, Victoria, George V and Elizabeth II.
These Jubilee celebrations weave a thread of continuity through the social, political and technological changes in Britain over the past 200 years, and this fascinating exhibition introduces each monarch, their world, and the important part St Paul’s played in them all.
With a wealth of material from our archives, we will tell these rich stories alongside photographs, prints and paintings, and treasures from our collection including remarkable, historic vestments for these magnificent occasions.
There is no need to book a time-slot, as these will be issued once you arrive for your visit.
- 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
- Family trails and interactive content. Amazing fly-throughs of the Dome galleries, quizzes, activities, animations and more
From 1st October until further notice: Monday to Saturday
8:30am to 4:30pm (last entry 4:00pm), expect Wednesdays the Cathedral opens at 10:00am.
Dome Galleries open daily, access is from 9:30am (10:00am on Wednesdays) to 4:15pm.
The Dome, The Stone and Golden Galleries are open but the Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice.
Special services and events may mean that all or part of the Cathedral are closed either in advance or short notice, Please check closures here.