St Paul's Cathedral Tickets
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.
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.
Wed 11th October: Last entry for sightseeing 12.00. Last admission to Galleries 12.15. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 13.30
Sat 4th November: Last entry for sightseeing 14.30. Last admission to Galleries 14.45. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 15.30
Sat 11th November: Lord Mayor’s Show Day. Closeout day for ticket sales.
Fri 17th November: Morning opening hours TBC. Cathedral to be closed to the public all afternoon
Thu 23rd November: Cathedral opens for sightseeing 13.00
Sat 2nd December: Last entry for sightseeing 15.15. Last admission to Galleries 15.30. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 16.00
Wed 6th December: Last entry for sightseeing 15.15. Last admission to Galleries 15.30. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 16.30
Fri 8th December: Last entry for sightseeing 15.15. Last admission to Galleries 15.30. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 16.30
Thu 14th December: Last entry for sightseeing 15.00. Last admission to Galleries 15.15. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 16.30
Sat 16th December: Cathedral opens for sightseeing 13.00
Mon 18th December: Last entry for sightseeing 15.30. Last admission to Galleries 15.45. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 16.30
Thu 21st December: Last entry for sightseeing 14.45. Last admission to Galleries 15.00. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 16.00
Sat 23rd December: Last entry for sightseeing 13.15. Last admission to Galleries 13.30. Cathedral Floor clear of visitors 14.15
Mon 25th December: Christmas Day. Cathedral open for prayer and worship only. No sightseeing.
Tue 26th December: Cathedral opens for sightseeing 09.00
The Quest for Knowledge
2023 marks 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 new exhibition opened on Thursday 27th April 2023. It is located in the Crypt and is included for all sightseeing ticketholders.