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From royal weddings and state funerals to famous burials and more, St Paul's Cathedral has played a major role in London's history. Situated near the River Thames , St, Paul’s Cathedral is one of capital’s most iconic buildings and a 'must see attraction' on a visit to London.

Our guide to St Paul's Cathedral Tickets

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.

Departs

Monday to Saturday, year-round.

Start times

The Cathedral usually opens for sightseeing Monday to Saturday at 8.30am. Wednesday’s at 10.00. Last admission to the Cathedral is at 4.00pm. Once inside the Cathedral, access to the Dome Galleries is from 9.30am to 4.15pm (10.00am to 4.15pm on Wednesdays). The Cathedral closes for sightseeing at 4.30pm. The shop closes at 4.30pm.

Within the Dome, the Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice. The Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery will be open. Entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to continued capacity management and there may be time restrictions in place.

The café and restaurant remain closed.

2022 

May 24th: Last admission for sightseeing 2.30pm. Last admission to Galleries 2.45pm Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 3.30pm. Shop remains open.

May 28th: Last admission for sightseeing 3.00pm. Last admission to Galleries 3.15pm Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 4.00pm

June 2nd; Cathedral closed to the public all day

June 3rd: Cathedral open for sightseeing from 14.30 to 16.30.  Last admission to Galleries is 16.45.  Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 17.00

June 25th: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30am. Last admission to Galleries 11.45am Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 1245pm. Shop remains open.

July 2nd: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30am Last admission to Galleries 11.45am Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 1.00pm. Shop remains open.July 15th: Cathedral opens for sightseeing 11.00am

July 19th: Cathedral opens for sightseeing 1.00pm

New exhibition

St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World (25th May 2022 to mid-December 2022)

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.

Access to the exhibition is free with sightseeing admission and it will be located at The Crypt.

 

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for St Paul's Cathedral Tickets

  • Please note - If you ARE NOT travelling within the next 72 hours then it can take up to 7 days for your tickets to be uploaded. If you ARE travelling within the next 72 hours then once you've made your booking please contact us by replying to your confirmation email or by calling our Customer Service team.
  • Planned changes to Cathedral opening hours - 11th February 2022, Cathedral opens for sightseeing 13.00. 2nd March 2022, Ash Wednesday. Cathedral open for prayer and worship only and no sightseeing. 30th March 2022, the last admission for sightseeing 15.15. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 16.30. 1st April 2022, Cathedral opens for sightseeing 13.00. 14th April 2022, Good Friday. Cathedral open for prayer and worship only and no sightseeing. 16th April 2022, the last admission for sightseeing 15.00. Last admission to Galleries 15.15 Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 16.30. 24th May 2022, the last admission for sightseeing 14.30. Last admission to Galleries 14.45 Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 15.30. 2nd & 3rd June 2022, Cathedral closed to the public all day. 25th June 2022, the last admission for sightseeing 11.30. Last admission to Galleries 11.45 Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 12.45.
  • Please note that this experience is non-changeable and non-refundable
  • The wearing of face coverings is now mandatory throughout the Cathedral unless you have a valid exemption
  • Filming and photography is not allowed inside the Cathedral
  • Children under six (6) years of age are admitted free of charge and do not require a ticket. (Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the galleries)
  • Subject to the day of the week, the Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery are open. 
  • Stone and Golden Galleries are open on Saturdays and daily during half term holiday period.
  • Entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to continued distancing measures and there may be time restrictions in place.
  • The café and restaurant remain closed.
  • The Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice and access to the Golden Gallery may be limited
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Nearest Train Station: Blackfriars, Cannon Street or London Bridge
  • Nearest Underground: Blackfriars
  • Family tickets are available allowing entry for 2 adults and 2 children of 6-16 years of age. If you require a family ticket you need only select one (1) ticket here.
  • Please note that the Cathedral is not open for sightseeing on Sundays.
  • Once inside the Cathedral, access to the Dome will be available from 09.30 to 16.15 (10.00 – 16.15 on Wednesdays), notwithstanding any variations to sightseeing opening hours at the Cathedral.
  • Cancellation Policy: Once booked, this ticket cannot be cancelled, refunded, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer. Please keep your ticket safe as, if this is lost, it cannot be replaced.

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