St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

St. Paul's Cathedral
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the great Fire of 1666, St. Paul's has been the site of many historic state occasions; including Sir Winston Churchill's state funeral and the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. A busy working Christian community with several daily services at which all are welcome. St Paul’s also welcomes visitors with access to five levels of the Cathedral including the Whispering Gallery with its unique acoustics and the Stone and Golden Galleries atop the Dome offering breathtaking panoramic views over London. Multimedia guides in eight languages for adults and children are included with sightseeing admission as well as free guided tours to join upon arrival.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from ₹1,798.15
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • St. Paul's • 3 min walk
  • Blackfriars • 5 min walk
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MerseysideTinkerbell
Merseyside, UK4,003 contributions
Entry with Tesco vouchers. Definately worth paying though. Get free audio guide.
Jul 2021
We had Tesco vouchers and had prior coming to london exchanged some for entry to St Paul's Cathedral. We came for our visit in early July 2021. We had to pre-book an entry time and then sort when arrived with our voucher and they offered us a free headset for audio guide and would highly recommend having this as it was very informative and you can expand on things on it if you want further information or just go with the basic part. We found it all fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and there was a lot of volunteers around to if you wanted to ask anything. Really well planned and great experience. Couldnt recommend enough.
Written 22 October 2021
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Erik the Viking
Woking, UK87 contributions
A place to make you feel humble
Prepare to be humbled
A magnificent piece of architecture that is inspiring and thoughtful provoking
Upon entering you just feel at piece
Marvel at the frescoes, the intricate carving and history
Only downside is that the whispering gallery is not open
Big thank you to Peter who is a volunteer there who took time to answer all our questions. A very knowledgeable man
Written 21 October 2021
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Steven C
Hamilton, United Kingdom144 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2021
I went to light a candle (personal reasons) interior as stunning as exterior and staff very helpful, a nice moment of reflection.
Written 19 October 2021
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BillandSuzanne1
Woking, UK68 contributions
Exceptional tour around St Pauls.
We took my partners mother on a day out inLondon to celebrate her birthday. St Pauls cathedral was the first part of the experience.

We had booked timed tickets online and the process was very smooth. Arriving at St Pauls we went thru the usual security checks a follow up admission process. All were very helpful and professional.

We decided on the spur of the moment to ask if a guided tour could be arranged, which we pleasantly surprised could be arranged. Our guide, Ben, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the history and the characters of St Pauls. He gave us a full tour which included the amazing spiral staircase, entry to the quire and a very educational trip down to the crypt.

All in all an exceptional tour, and I suspect more than could be gained from an audio guide headset.

Well done Ben.
Written 19 October 2021
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kathy m
14 contributions
Absolutely beautiful.
Oct 2021
Enjoyed Rick Steve's audio (downloaded before leaving USA) and learned lots. Wish the Whispering Gallery had been open and understand the hesitancy. The sky was clear, the wind not too energetic and there were no crowds so walking to the top and basking in the scenic 360 degree views definitely enhanced all.
Written 5 October 2021
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Tracey D
4 contributions
Even Song
Sep 2021
I visited St Paul's Cathedral for the first time during Even Song as I wanted to experience the amazing acoustics. I was not disappointed. The visiting choir were amazing. I was fortunate to be able to sit where the Royals and Heads of State would normally sit. I was very fortunate. Even Song is usually around 5pm each evening. If attending you do not need to pay an entrance fee. The service is open to everyone.
Written 30 September 2021
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Kim B
2 contributions
Great place ruin by rude staff
Sep 2021 • Friends
Absolutely beautiful place and enjoyed wandering around learning all about it - however ruined by the rude staff! Was spoken to like absolute dirt !
Written 28 September 2021
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Fazlurrehman Ansari
London, UK760 contributions
Great Day Out Better Half.
Sep 2021
Great Cathedral. Carrying very rich history of more than thousand years.
It is built and rebuilt many times but its main purpose has been a peaceful place for worship and prayers.
It is a iconic feature of London due to its world famous Dome.
Interior is very impressive and eye catching. Very well organised.
There is so much to see and memorise. A must visit place while visiting London.
Had a wonderful time.
Written 28 September 2021
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par14
United Kingdom252 contributions
One of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the World
Sep 2021
It is a monument to posterity, survived the Blitz, is a piece of English History, is one of the most Historic and beautiful cathedrals in the world......whats not to visit
Written 23 September 2021
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Derrick F M
Rhondda, UK376 contributions
What a venue to visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Its reputation preceded it. Its all that you expect and more. The steps to the viewing areas are many and challenging, especially the last ones; metal spiral staircase. This in itself could cause issues to some people, let alone the walk along the topmost external walkway. The views from here are exceptional.
The interior is super impressive. What's not to sit and admire?
The crypt is also impressive.
A must go and see venue.
Written 20 September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral is open:
  • Mon - Tue 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thu - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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