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

Official Website: St. Paul's Cathedral

Fee: Free to view the outside. Explore the inside

Free admission with a London Pass.

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Address: St Paul's Churchyard
London EC4M 8AD
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7246 8350

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5 Star Rating One of my personal favorite landmarks in London - stunning views + history = amazing! Came here with the London Pass (highly recommend) at around 9 am and... Read More

Vivienne C. Feb-13-2019

4 Star Rating St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the old, historic, beautiful churches located in the British capital, with its history dating back to 1675. It sits on... Read More

Aaron S. May-24-2019

5 Star Rating AMAZING. I have gotten myself out of visiting churches because I'm "churched out". But the stop was part of a tour, and MAN was it a great tour - the... Read More

Rita V. Jun-05-2019

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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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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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