St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

St. Paul's Cathedral
4.5
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the great Fire of 1666, St. Paul's has been the site of many historic state occasions; including Sir Winston Churchill's state funeral and the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. A busy working Christian community with several daily services at which all are welcome. St Paul’s also welcomes visitors with access to five levels of the Cathedral including the Whispering Gallery with its unique acoustics and the Stone and Golden Galleries atop the Dome offering breathtaking panoramic views over London. Multimedia guides in eight languages for adults and children are included with sightseeing admission as well as free guided tours to join upon arrival.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from SGD 32.28
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The area
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Neighbourhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • St. Paul's • 3 min walk
  • Blackfriars • 5 min walk
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Sue
United Kingdom601 contributions
Fabulous views from the top of the dome.
This is a beautiful cathedral with lots to see. We took time to wander around the main cathedral before deciding to climb the 528 steps to the top of the dome. If you take your time the climb is definitely do-able for most people. All of the staircases are spiral. The first 250 steps are wide and shallow and easy to navigate. The next 100 or so are a bit claustrophobic and are a tighter narrow stone spiral staircase. This leads to the larger of the outdoor viewing areas.The last 100 or so are all metal and are a bit harder to navigate as you can see through the steps to the floor below. They are also steep and on a tight spiral. You are however rewarded with a fantastic view over the whole of London and the climb is definitely worth it.
Written 23 October 2021
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-medvem-
manchester200 contributions
A highlight
Oct 2021 • Friends
Booking midweek meant that we did not compete with loads of crowds. Entrance fee compatible with othe london attractions and included everything, crypt tower audio headset, guided tours, unlike other venues. Whispering gallery closed currently and Hunts Light if the world painting not on display as in area where memorial to covid victims being constructed but those are just reasons to come again.
Crypt included memorials to artists and scientists. View from outside of dome spectacular and rewarded rather long hair raising climb up. No lift. Not for younif you have bad head for heights but there is video in crypt instead.
Written 23 October 2021
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MerseysideTinkerbell
Merseyside, UK4,003 contributions
Entry with Tesco vouchers. Definately worth paying though. Get free audio guide.
Jul 2021
We had Tesco vouchers and had prior coming to london exchanged some for entry to St Paul's Cathedral. We came for our visit in early July 2021. We had to pre-book an entry time and then sort when arrived with our voucher and they offered us a free headset for audio guide and would highly recommend having this as it was very informative and you can expand on things on it if you want further information or just go with the basic part. We found it all fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and there was a lot of volunteers around to if you wanted to ask anything. Really well planned and great experience. Couldnt recommend enough.
Written 22 October 2021
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Erik the Viking
Woking, UK87 contributions
A place to make you feel humble
Prepare to be humbled
A magnificent piece of architecture that is inspiring and thoughtful provoking
Upon entering you just feel at piece
Marvel at the frescoes, the intricate carving and history
Only downside is that the whispering gallery is not open
Big thank you to Peter who is a volunteer there who took time to answer all our questions. A very knowledgeable man
Written 21 October 2021
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Steven C
Hamilton, United Kingdom150 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2021
I went to light a candle (personal reasons) interior as stunning as exterior and staff very helpful, a nice moment of reflection.
Written 19 October 2021
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BillandSuzanne1
Woking, UK68 contributions
Exceptional tour around St Pauls.
We took my partners mother on a day out inLondon to celebrate her birthday. St Pauls cathedral was the first part of the experience.

We had booked timed tickets online and the process was very smooth. Arriving at St Pauls we went thru the usual security checks a follow up admission process. All were very helpful and professional.

We decided on the spur of the moment to ask if a guided tour could be arranged, which we pleasantly surprised could be arranged. Our guide, Ben, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the history and the characters of St Pauls. He gave us a full tour which included the amazing spiral staircase, entry to the quire and a very educational trip down to the crypt.

All in all an exceptional tour, and I suspect more than could be gained from an audio guide headset.

Well done Ben.
Written 19 October 2021
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kathy m
14 contributions
Absolutely beautiful.
Oct 2021
Enjoyed Rick Steve's audio (downloaded before leaving USA) and learned lots. Wish the Whispering Gallery had been open and understand the hesitancy. The sky was clear, the wind not too energetic and there were no crowds so walking to the top and basking in the scenic 360 degree views definitely enhanced all.
Written 5 October 2021
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Tracey D
4 contributions
Even Song
Sep 2021
I visited St Paul's Cathedral for the first time during Even Song as I wanted to experience the amazing acoustics. I was not disappointed. The visiting choir were amazing. I was fortunate to be able to sit where the Royals and Heads of State would normally sit. I was very fortunate. Even Song is usually around 5pm each evening. If attending you do not need to pay an entrance fee. The service is open to everyone.
Written 30 September 2021
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Kim B
2 contributions
Great place ruin by rude staff
Sep 2021 • Friends
Absolutely beautiful place and enjoyed wandering around learning all about it - however ruined by the rude staff! Was spoken to like absolute dirt !
Written 28 September 2021
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Fazlurrehman Ansari
London, UK760 contributions
Great Day Out Better Half.
Sep 2021
Great Cathedral. Carrying very rich history of more than thousand years.
It is built and rebuilt many times but its main purpose has been a peaceful place for worship and prayers.
It is a iconic feature of London due to its world famous Dome.
Interior is very impressive and eye catching. Very well organised.
There is so much to see and memorise. A must visit place while visiting London.
Had a wonderful time.
Written 28 September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral is open:
  • Mon - Tue 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thu - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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