The present day St. Paul's Cathedral in London was first opened for worship in 1697. It is the last of four cathedrals dedicated to St. Paul built on this site, with the first going back to 604 AD.
The amazing architecture of this 300 year old structure was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The architecture and lavish design of St. Paul's Cathedral reflects the influence of the monarchs who oversaw its construction and the importance they placed on this project. Rich in history and embellished with incredible artwork, this London landmark is both beautiful and imposing at the same time. The spectacular dome towers 365 feet above the city.
You can explore the outside of St. Paul's Cathedral without charge, but will need to pay an admission charge to tour the inside. Activities include ascending into the dome where you can enjoy spectacular views of London; exploring the underground crypt, a burial place for some of the nations most notable people; taking a touchscreen multimedia tour; and enjoying a film journey into the history and life of the Cathedral. There is also a cafe and restaurant where you can enjoy sandwiches, tea and other light fare.
Saint Paul's Cathedral is open daily from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm except on Sundays and during special events.
For more information about admission to the inside of the cathedral including current fees visit the official site linked to below.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: St. Paul's CathedralFee: Free to view the outside. Explore the inside
Free admission with a London Pass.
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
- Monday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings Churches
St Paul's Churchyard
London EC4M 8AD
Phone: +44 20 7246 8350
Amy A. May-05-2020
We visited St. Paul's at the tail end of our trip to London. It's a beautiful cathedral and absolutely stunning on the inside. We did the audio self-guided... Read More
Kristine B. Mar-05-2020
It's all about the view baby! And a ton of stairs! Warning! You have to climb what feels like an eternity of stairs but it's so worth it to get a glance at... Read More
Shayla B. Oct-20-2019
***My 1,400th Review*** By far the most incredible experience that I had while in London! St. Paul's Cathedral was unlike anything that I've ever... Read More
Accommodations near St. Paul's Cathedral:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Central Line||St Pauls Station||2 Minutes|
|Circle Line||Mansion House||6 MInutes|
How to get to St. Paul's Cathedral by Tube
St. Paul's Cathedral is just brief walk to the southwest from St. Paul's Station. You won't miss it.
From Mansion House Station exit onto Cannon Street and walk west to the Cathedral.
Note: On weekdays only you can also access St. Paul's Cathedral from Cannon Street Station on the District Line.
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