Beat the queues and step inside Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece
There has been a Cathedral on this site since 604 AD
The final resting place of historic figures including Horatio Nelson and Christopher Wren himself
Explore the absolutely stunning architecture inside the Cathedral including the Dome, the artworks and the tombs
The Cathedral survived the Blitz and was the setting for the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana
1st February until further notice
Monday to Saturday
8.30am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm), expect Wednesdays the Cathedral opens at 10am.
Dome Galleries open daily, last entry 4.15pm.
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.
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
Nearest Train Stations: Blackfriars, Cannon Street or London Bridge
Nearest Underground: St Pauls Public Bus Routes: 4, 11, 15, 23, 25, 26, 100, 242
The Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice. Access to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability at busy times and there may be time restrictions in place
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).
All advance tickets are available with a self-print option only. You will need access to a printer to print your admission tickets.
Complimentary tickets are available for visitors with a disability and carers. These tickets should be requested on arrival.
Dedicated to Paul the Apostle, there has been a Cathedral on the same site since 604 AD, created in its present form by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century after the Great Fire of London.
Dominating the London skyline for 300 years, St Pauls Cathedral has seen many historic events including the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and is the final resting place for multiple prominent figures from history including Admiral Lord Nelson, and Sir Christopher Wren himself.
Walk under the instantly recognisable Dome which stands at 365 metres, one for every day of the year, notice that the floor plan of the entire building is in the shape of a cross, and just marvel at the stunning feat of engineering and architecture. Wander through the Golden Gallery, The Stone Gallery and ‘Great Paul’, the 16 ½ tonne bell in the South West tower.
Sir Christopher Wren: The Quest for Knowledge opens 27th April 2023
In 2023 we mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren, a visionary and architect of St Paul's Cathedral. Join us at St Paul’s this year, to discover more about his life and work, and how he created his masterpiece.
Sir Christopher Wren: The Quest for Knowledge is a new special exhibition at St Paul’s Cathedral that explores the life and work of Christopher Wren through archive material and personal artefacts. The exhibition investigates the genius of Wren and his ever-enquiring mind, highlighting his achievements in the fields of science and architecture and culminating in his greatest masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral.
The new exhibition opens on Thursday 27th April 2023. It is located in the Crypt and is included for all sightseeing ticketholders.