St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

St. Paul's Cathedral
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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 A$34.67
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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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Cakeisgood4u
Columbus, OH123 contributions
Jan. 2022
Absolutely beautiful cathedral. Stunning views of London from the Stone and Golden Galleries. BUT please note this is a strenuous climb on many narrow metal spiral staircases to reach each floor which is also time consuming. Allocate at least an hour just for this part of the visit.
Written 18 January 2022
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S S
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Friends
I did very much enjoy my time spent at St. Paul’s , lots to see. The crypt is very fascinating. My only down sides would be I paid for a WHOLE tour and was told that one of the main events “whispering galleries” which is initially a big attraction to why many would go, is closed and has been for a “couple years”, I was told this by a member of staff… so I’m not very sure why it is still being advised on many ticket sites. Another thing if you are claustrophobic the 520+ stairs to get to the dome are NOT for you. My mum is claustrophobic and couldn’t actually make it the whole way up due to the stairway being so narrow and dim lit, it felt very cave like but I didn’t mind because the main attraction whispering galleries was closed… but overall I did enjoy myself and the architecture of aisle is 10/10.
Written 7 January 2022
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Ian and Claire
Sidcup, UK261 contributions
OK, I'm rating this experience as 3. The reason is because I have always wanted to see the whispering gallery. I was disappointed to learn this was closed and has been for 2 years.

However, the rest of the cathedral is magnificent and a real pleasure to walk around.

The amount of history is immense and the attention to all of the detail is amazing.

I can't recommend this attraction enough, please go, even though the whispering gallery is closed.

Take a climb up the narrow steps to the very top and the view of London is a worthy reward for your effort.
Written 3 January 2022
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Nigel S
13 contributions
Dec. 2021
First visit to St Pauls and was amazed at the quality of the building considering its age. Audio tour definitely worth taking.
Written 26 December 2021
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Lily F
Bs As190 contributions
Dec. 2021
St Paul´s is the kind of historical place that it is a MUST when you visit London, in spite you have to pay to get in , It worth every penny.
Written 25 December 2021
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si2008
Radcliffe, UK2,929 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Wonderful experience I personally have visited St. Paul’s cathedral on a number of occasions but wife has not so was on my list of places to show her ok we only went outside due to time but wife loved the building
Written 10 December 2021
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Laila A
6 contributions
Dec. 2021
I opted for the triforium tour (an extra £8), and I am so glad I did. The tour guides (Paul -yes really- and Michael) were a fantastic pair; they imparted a lot of knowledge, and Paul's sense of humour was epic. He was so good that I chose to follow him for a tour of the crypt after the triforium tour was over; which meant I had to re-climb the 500 steps to get to see the roof afterwards.
Written 9 December 2021
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joanne m
Somerset, UK36 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
I have visited London on many occasions and have viewed the cathedral from the outside but never been in . To be honest one of the reasons I attended was the fact I had Tesco's vouchers .
I ended up spending a lovely morning in the cathedral - the architecture is simply stunning, I joined in the guided tour and climbed the stairs to have amazing views of London. Joining in the guided tour is a must as it allowed me to obtain lots of information regarding the cathedral.
I am so pleased that I went a definite must if you are visiting London .
Written 8 December 2021
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Mark W
Lewes, UK28 contributions
Totally incredible experience, the place is mind blowing! Awe inspiring architecture, the crypt is fascinating and you can climb to the top to see brilliant 360 degree views of London. You get an audio/video guided tour too.

Unfortunately there was a horrible man guarding the top of the lift. My partners knees were extremely painful and he would not allow her to use the lift despite the pain. It was really awful - no compassion or kindness and all the more shocking that it’s a church. She had to walk down in pain.
Written 8 December 2021
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wyseowl83
Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom204 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
I visited St Paul's Cathedral using my London Pass. It gave me admission and use of the headset to listen to. Admission would have cost about £20 pp.

The architecture and paintings are amazing. The sheer vastness of the building is something you can only appreciate once inside.

I decided to climb the 500+ steps to the top of the dome. There are signs warning you before you start the climb. That there ate many steps, narrow, steep steps and not to attempt if you're unwell as you can't turn back. It was exhausting,but interesting to see the building behind the scenes. The views from the stone gallery and golden gallery are brilliant, but it is windy that high up and may not be for everyone.
Written 6 December 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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