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.
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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
Grace C. May-03-2021
Pre-COVID review: A tour of this cathedral can be all done in the morning, but come early to avoid the crowds. They are open Monday through Saturday from... Read More
Angy M. Aug-18-2020
A MUST VISIT! This cathedral is absolutely breathtaking. Now, if you're traveling around, you've probably heard that you must visit this and that cathedral... Read More
William G. Feb-01-2021
This is one of those sights that you must see in London. It is a magnificent building and the dome is emblematic of London. It is a working church and if... 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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