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Tickets for St Paul’s Cathedral

Step inside an iconic feature of the London skyline

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Duration: 90 - 120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible: The south churchyard entrance offers step-free access and leads to a modern lift serving the crypts and the Cathedral floor
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  • Visit one of the most important places of worship and prayer in the UK
  • Enjoy a family-friendly multimedia guide and learn more about the history of the Cathedral
  • Head down the crypt to see the ancient tombs, and explore the dome for sensational views of the city


The Great Restoration of the 1920s
Now on  - Dec 31, 2020

The history books often gloss over one of the most turbulent periods in the timeline of St Paul's Cathedral.

Many people know about the Great Fire of London, which razed the original structure to the cobbles, and the bombings that damaged the now iconic London landmark during World War Two. But in the 1920s, its status was threatened by something far less conspicuous.

A new display in the crypt recounts the little-known story of how severe structural issues caused the entire St Paul's building to move and crack, seeing masonry fall and smash in the nave.

The Great Restoration of the 1920s exhibition explores the oversights in Sir Christopher Wren's original design, which saw St Paul's served with a dangerous structures notice on Christmas Eve 1924, forcing it to close for public safety.

Learn about the fraught process of saving its famous dome, the war of words between the parties involved, and the ingenious engineering work which took place to forever secure the cathedral's place in the London skyline.


Visit this London landmark, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and experience the soaring architecture and breathtaking atmosphere. Explore the Whispering Gallery, check out the underground Crypt, and head up to the Golden Gallery, 111 meters above London for some amazing views!

There's plenty to fascinate everyone at St Paul's. The World War One Altar Frontal was embroidered by WWI veterans as part of their recovery. Visit the Whispering Gallery at the base of the dome and whisper a sweet nothing into the wall which, thanks to a quirk of construction, can be heard on the other side.The crypt holds the tombs of Lord Horatio Nelson, the 1st Duke of Wellington and Sir Christopher Wren himself.

Through all the builds and rebuilds, there's been a religious building on this spot for over 1,400 years (!) After the Great Fire of London in 1666, Sir Christopher Wren was tasked with creating something truly iconic to span the ages. His peerless creation has stood watch over the city ever since its completion in 1710.


What's included

Access to the Cathedral
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Getting There:

  • Metro: St Paul's + 2-minute walk; Mansion House + 5-minute walk; Blackfriars + 5-minute walk; or Bank Station + 7-minute walk
  • Bus: Lines 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 26, 56, 76, 100, 172, 242, or 521


  • Special services may occasionally close all, or part, of the cathedral
  • No suitcases or bags larger than 56x45x25cm are allowed in and there is no cloakroom available
  • Photography is not permitted during services at any time
  • Photography is permitted during sightseeing hours and in a restricted area at the West End of the Cathedral on Sundays
  • Video and recording of moving images are not permitted
  • Photography of children and young people is prohibited without consent of the accompanying adult
  • The use of flash or additional lighting, tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are not permitted at any time
  • Commercial photography is not permitted without advanced permission
  • The café, restaurant, and shop close at 17:00

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


  • Please pass the security check at the entrance of the Cathedral, compulsory for all visitors, then go to one of the desks for voucher holders to exchange your smartphone voucher for a ticket
  • The staff will ask the name and contact telephone number of one person per group for the NHS Test and Trace Service
  • Bags are subject to a security check on arrival


Opening hours

Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:15
Saturday 10:00 - 16:15
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 - 16:15
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:15
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:15
Thursday 10:00 - 16:15

How to get there

St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M 8AD, London
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Ratings & reviews

based on 117 reviews
Oct 1, 2020
Wonderful building, knowledgeable staff. Really enjoyed our visit
Sep 28, 2020
Sep 11, 2020
Brilliant! Extremely interesting, i loved it

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