St Paul's Cathedral Tickets

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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.


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 restaurant remains closed. The coffee cart café is open in the Crypt Monday-Saturday.

2024 Closures

Fri 12th July: Cathedral opens for sightseeing 11.00
Thurs 19th September: Cathedral opens for sightseeing 13.00
Fri 4th October: Cathedral opens for sightseeing 13.00
Wed 9th October: Last entry for sightseeing 12.00. Last admission to Galleries 12.15. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 13.30
Fri 11th October: Cathedral opens for sightseeing 13.00
Fri 18th October: Last entry for sightseeing 11.30. Last admission to Galleries 11.45. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 13.00

New Exhibition

The Quest for Knowledge

2023 marked the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren, the 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 this magnificent 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 exhibition is located in the Crypt and is included for all sightseeing ticketholders.


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