St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral and its spectacular dome are an iconic part of London's skyline - did you know you can also explore it on the inside?

View of Saint Paul's Cathedral from the air
View of Saint Paul's Cathedral from the air cc licensed photo by foshie

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

Fee: Free to view the outside. Explore the inside

Free admission with a London Pass.

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • 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
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK

Phone: 020 7246 8350

Official Website: St. Paul's Cathedral

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Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Central LineSt Pauls Station2 Minutes
Circle LineMansion House6 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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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5St. Paul's Cathedral Star Rating

5 Star Rating A beautiful cathedral, easy access by bus. We spent a whole afternoon visiting. There are many levels where you can go out and its a wonderful view. Narrow spiral stairs, you need to be fit and not claustrophobic. Very good customer service, people are very friendly and helpful. We loved it.

Dana T - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating A must visit in London. Beautiful cathedral welcoming you with so many fascinating stories. Take an audio tour and enjoy each piece of history. Ride along the steps to the levels on top. A perfect place where modern art, sculptures, and history blend perfectly with each other.

Sagnik Ghosh - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating Such a magnificent building. Full of beautiful art. Prepare to spend some good time in here. When you're done with sightseeing on the ground floor you can climb to the top. That's going to make you sweat. The view is definitely worth the climb.

Samu Puuronen - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating The view at the very top is amazing and very windy when I went. There are around 500 something steps to get to the very top. I HIGHLY suggest not wearing heels of any sort as the steps gets very steep and the walls of the stairs going up gets smaller and smaller. If you are taller than say 6 ft, near the top you definitely will need to crouch down leave certain floors when going up.

sally lei - 30 days ago

5 Star Rating St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in London. Amazing building, very grand inside. I recommend walking to the top of the cathedral. It is a lot of steps but well worth it. In addition, you will enjoy the magical music here. Must visit!!

Ivans Borodenoks - 1 month ago

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Enjoy this tour of the inside of St. Paul's Cathedral including the interior of the massive dome and the whispering wall

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