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Explore Sir Christopher Wren's magnum opus, one of London's most iconic landmarks and a stunning example of English Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Several chapels are located inside its walls, a veritable treasure trove of religious and historical artefacts, while statues and beautiful works of art are situated around every corner. You'll have the opportunity to explore Europe's largest crypt, where you'll find the final resting place of some of Britain's most famous national heroes.
- Opening hours
The Cathedral usually opens for sightseeing Monday to Saturday at 08.30. (10.00 on Wednesday).
Last admission to the Cathedral is at 16.00. Once inside the Cathedral, access to the Dome Galleries is
from 09.30 to 16.15 (10.00 to 16.15 on Wednesdays). The Cathedral closes for sightseeing at 16.30.
The shop closes at 16.30.
Within the Dome, the Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice. The
Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery are open. Entry to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due
to capacity management at busy times and time restrictions may exist.
The restaurant is closed. Coffee Cart café is open in the Crypt Monday – Saturday.
Known exceptions to the above opening hours are as follows June-November 2023
Fri 14th July - Cathedral opens for sightseeing 11.00.
Thu 27th July - Cathedral Closed for sightseeing all day.
August - No planned closures
Wed 11th October - Last entry for sightseeing 12.00. Last admission to Galleries 12.15.
Sat 4th November - Last entry for sightseeing 14.30. Last admission to Galleries 14.45
Sat 11th November - Lord Mayor’s Show Day. Cathedral closed for sightseeing.
Thu 23rd November - Cathedral opens for sightseeing 13.00
- Discover The Nave
A long central aisle on the cathedral floor which provides a breathtaking view of the dome. View a monument to Wellington, one of Britain's greatest soldiers and statesmen, The Grand Organ which is one of the Cathedral's greatest artefacts, and the South Transept - a monument to Britain's naval hero Horatio Nelson.
- View the Dome
See the second largest cathedral dome in world, weighing 65,000 tons, and standing 111 metres high, a prominent feature of the London skyline.
- Explore the Crypt
Visit Europe's largest crypt, the resting place of some of Britain's most historical figures including Nelson, Wellington and Sir Christoper Wren, the architect of St Paul's.
- Visit the Chapels
Seven chapels are located inside St Paul's, including the All Souls' Chapel, a memorial to Lord Kitchener a famous Field Marshal from WW1, and The American Memorial Chapel, an area destroyed during the Blitz and restored to commemorate the 28,000 Americans stationed in the UK during WW2.
- NEW EXHIBITION 'Wren 300: Innovation and Restoration' (now open)
Opened since April in the Crypt, this year marks 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 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.
- Opening Hours:
- The Cathedral usually opens for sightseeing Monday to Saturday at 08.30. (10.00 on Wednesday).
- Last admission to the Cathedral is at 16.00. Once inside the Cathedral, access to the Dome Galleries is from 09.30 to 16.15 (10.00 to 16.15 on Wednesdays).
- The Cathedral closes for sightseeing at 16.30.
- The shop closes at 16.30.
- Within the Dome, the Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice.
- The Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery are open. Entry to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to capacity management at busy times, and there may be time restrictions in place.
- The restaurant is closed. Coffee Cart café is open in the Crypt Monday – Saturday.
- Known exceptions to the above opening hours are as follows July-November 2023:
- Sat 1st July Last entry for sightseeing 11.30. Last admission to Galleries 11.45.
- Fri 14th July Cathedral opens for sightseeing at 11.00. Thu 27th July Cathedral.
- Closed for sightseeing all day.
- August: No planned closures
- Wed 11th October Last entry for sightseeing 12.00. Last admission to Galleries 12.15.
- Sat 4th November Last entry for sightseeing 14.30. Last admission to Galleries 14.45
- Sat 11th November Lord Mayor’s Show Day. Cathedral closed for sightseeing.
- Thu 23rd November Cathedral opens for sightseeing 13.00
- Attraction Address: St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
- Our suggested visit time is 2-3 hours
- St Paul's Cathedral is closed as a visitor attraction on Sundays (worship only). As a working church, it is also subject to additional regular closures for maintenance, special services and events, so please check before planning your visit.
- An introductory talk and guided tour from a St Paul's Guide and a multilingual multimedia guide are included with your entrance ticket, subject to availability
- Photography is permitted inside the Cathedral. This applies to non-professional personal use only. Video, the use of flash, additional lighting, tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are not permitted. Photography of children and young people is prohibited without the consent of the accompanying adult.
- The Whispering Gallery and St Dunstan's Chapel are no photography areas, and photography is not permitted during services and should be paused during hourly prayer.
- Evan Evans E-tickets are valid on your nominated date or any other date during normal opening hours for up to 30 days afterwards. All dates are subject to availability, and as a working church, the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times at short notice. Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange.
- Explore the magnificent St Paul's Cathedral
- Enjoy a Self-Guided Multimedia Tour
- Visit the crypt, resting place of notable figures from British history
- Climb to the top of the dome and enjoy unrivalled views of the London skyline
Entrance to St Paul's Cathedral
Multilingual Audio Guide
(1 January - 31 December)
Monday To Saturday 8:30am - 4:00pm