St Paul’s is 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.
June 2022 sees the historic celebration of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
To mark this unique event, our exhibition St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World explores the grand ceremonial occasions held at the Cathedral to commemorate the Royal Jubilees of four British monarchs: George III, Victoria, George V and Elizabeth II.
These Jubilee celebrations weave a thread of continuity through the social, political and technological changes in Britain over the past 200 years, and this fascinating exhibition introduces each monarch, their world, and the important part St Paul’s played in them all.
With a wealth of material from our archives, we will tell these rich stories alongside photographs, prints and paintings, and treasures from our collection including remarkable, historic vestments for these magnificent occasions.
* Please note that the Whispering Gallery & Golden Gallery is currently closed
The Dome will be available on Saturdays and School Holiday Periods only until further notice.
Closed: 2nd June 2022 , 3rd June 2022, 25th December 2022
Visitor entry is at the west end of the cathedral and voucher/pass holders and prepaid customers can use any admission desk including the option to use the fast track ‘pre-paid’ admission desks.
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 and offered to all FIT visitors. 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.
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.
Face Coverings - The wearing of face coverings is no longer mandatory, however St Paul’s welcomes and encourages worshippers, visitors, staff and volunteers to continue to wear masks if they prefer, and encourages everyone to be mindful and respectful of the choice of others.
Visitors are welcome to use the NHS COVID-19 app on their phone or device to check-in at the Cathedral should they wish to do so.
The Cathedral ask that all worshippers and visitors please be respectful of those who may wish to maintain social distancing.
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.