St. Paul's Cathedral Tickets

About St. Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s in not only an architectural masterpiece and its dome a landmark of the London skyline, but also a symbol of the hope, strength and resilience of the city and nation it serves. A cathedral has stood here since 604AD with the present cathedral now over 300 years old.

Enjoy the beautiful décor of the vast cathedral floor before climbing to the famous Whispering Gallery* with its unique acoustics. Continue to the Stone or *Golden Galleries on top of the dome for breath-taking panoramic views across London.

The crypt is the resting place for famous Britons such as Lord Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and the cathedral’s architect – Sir Christopher Wren. Visitors will also find the award winning 270° film experience, Oculus – an eye into St Paul’s. 

Explore using included multimedia guides available in nine languages or join onto a guided tour or introductory talk, all at no extra cost.

*Please note that the Whispering Gallery & Golden Gallery is currently closed.

Opening Hours

St Paul’s Cathedral is open to visitors Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 4pm (last admission)

Once inside St Paul’s the galleries are open from 9:30am to 4:15pm. The cathedral closes for sightseeing at 4:30pm.

Special services may close all, or part, of the cathedral at short notice. 

Important Information

Security screening of people and bag checking will be in operation at all times. Please try not to bring bags or luggage; any items larger than airline hand baggage (56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including handles, wheels and pockets) are not permitted. There is no cloakroom facility.

When visiting close to the last admission time please note that visitors must clear security first before that last admission time.

As of June 2019 personal non-flash photography has been permitted inside St Paul’s Cathedral during sightseeing opening hours, except on the Whispering Gallery. The recording of video and the use of lighting, selfie sticks, tripods and monopods are not permitted. For full information please visit https://www.stpauls.co.uk/visits/visits/photography-policy.

IPod Touch multimedia guides are included. It is available in nine languages (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin) as well as British Sign Language (BSL), Audio Description (AD) and family tour formats. It offers up to 90 minutes of interactive self-guided content.

Disabled Access

For wheelchair users there is a wheelchair accessible entrance for individuals and small groups in the South Churchyard. Staff members are on hand to assist with entry and check in.

Safety Information

  • In accordance with the Government’s guidelines, you will be asked to provide your name and contact details upon entry to the Cathedral for the Test and Trace service, and masks MUST be worn in the Cathedral shop. It is strongly advised that all visitors to the Cathedral wear a mask throughout their visit.
  • Visitors are requested to keep a 2-metre distance, approx. 4 Cathedral floor tiles, from staff and other visitors.
  • The Cathedral is operating a one-way system
  • Staff are regularly cleaning the visitor areas to keep the Cathedral clean and safe for visitors and staff
  • There are hand sanitiser stations on entry to the Cathedral. Visitors are welcome to use their own hand sanitiser also
  • To ensure that every visitor and staff can keep a 2-metre distance. Numbers may be limited into the Cathedral at one time. This includes limits on the number of people who can attend services. Please be aware that there maybe a queue to enter the Cathedral

Pick-Up Point

Visitor entry is at the west end of the cathedral, pre-paid customers can use any admission desk including the option to use the fast track ‘pre-paid’ admission desks.

For wheelchair users there is a wheelchair accessible entrance for individuals and small groups in the South Churchyard. Staff members are on hand to assist with entry and check in.

Groups of wheelchair users can be admitted by a ramp IN THE North Churchyard Gardens which allows a quicker entry into the building. Use of this must be pre-booked with the Sales and Admissions team to ensure cathedral staff members are on hand to open doors.

St. Paul's Cathedral

St Pauls Churchyard London EC4M 8AD