St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
4.5
08:30 - 16:30
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
08:30 - 16:30
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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  • Ajei2000
    Nairobi, Kenya156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic church in central london
    I do go for service at St Paul every time I am in London. The church's architecture is a master piece and easily reachable by train (central line) as St Paul's station is a couple of blocks away from the church. you can either take a guided tour or just tour it by yourself.
    Visited July 2022
    Written 9 March 2023
  • Robert B
    London, United Kingdom22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quality is expensive
    Everyone should visit StP's at least once, you will not be disappointed. The scale is unbelievable, the craftsmanship is beautiful and, although I didn't see any ghosts - I guess that is their nature - I certainly felt them. Rather pricey though, perhaps the congregation is too small to support the church.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 April 2023
  • ranatza62
    West Palm Beach, Florida7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and majestic
    We visited during Easter week so it was rather crowded, but the self-guided audio tour allowed us to roam about at our own pace. The history and art were fascinating. Disappointing that the lift up to the balcony was unavailable so we weren't able to trek the hundreds of narrow stairs. Highly recommend.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 3 May 2023
  • L9267WPjeand
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Triforium Tour
    So happy we took the Triforium tour at St. Paul's Cathedral. Our tour guide, Tony, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and welcomed all questions. It was very interesting to see the inner workings of the cathedral and learn it's history.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 May 2023
  • mark S
    Chester, United Kingdom36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth every penny of entrance fee
    Much better value for money than Westminster Abbey. Although busy never felt crowded . Was able to take as much time as needed to listen to Audio Guide which is excellent. No problem to take photos without including someone's head or back! The Crypt puts Westminster Abbey Poets Corner to shame. The Dome and art work are amazing with lots of seating to admire it from.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • June
    Singapore, Singapore42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Beautiful
    Located in a very centralised area, St. Paul's Cathedral proved to be one of the most amazing sites on our visit to London. The architectural design of the cathedral remains undefeated and we took a few trips back to just admire its beauty from afar and near. It's definitely a landmark you do not want to miss!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 5 June 2023
  • CMinBolton
    Bolton, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing interior
    Went for evensong in December - free entry. Plenty of seats available, amazing interior and lots of programmes provided to follow the service. Well organised, but exit door stuck and was a short delay in getting out! Worth a visit for evensong - you can walk round most of the lower area for free and get great views of the inside of the dome, but you'd need to pay to get full access.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 27 June 2023
  • Williams
    London, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A detailed and graceful journey
    St. Paul's Cathedral in London is a stunning sight to behold. The detailed architecture and graceful columns are awe-inspiring, while the airy and peaceful atmosphere make it a great place to spend a few hours. Whether you're looking for a spiritual experience or just a beautiful place to explore, St. Paul's Cathedral is a must-see.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • CardiffTheresa
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    St Paul’s Cathedral Tour
    We joined the tour at St Paul’s Cathedral led by Heather, the tour guide. Heather was passionate and so informative. She took us on a 2 hour tour of the Cathedral where we learned and saw so much, that I think we may have missed otherwise. Thank you Heather for making our visit so enjoyable. In fact, I think it was the best tour of an iconic building that I have experienced. If you visit the Cathedral, make sure to join a tour.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 July 2023
  • lamarbradley
    Nashville, Tennessee1,188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very popular cathedral- must see
    What an amazing place. This was part of an Evan Evans London in One Day Tour and is something to see. Here are monuments and final resting places of some of Britain's greatest heroes, Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Florence Nightingale and William Blake. The Cathedral architect Christopher Wren is also buried here under a simple stone slab. A must see when in London.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand794 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very impressive building. It is vast. Views from the top are expansive. Contrary to previous reviews, we found the staff to be very friendly. The entrance fee, however, is incredibly steep.
Written 2 March 2024
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Amedd
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Yes the money is worth it, yes the trip is worth it. I would strongly recommend the guided tours it brought everything to life and they are included in your ticket. An absolutely stunning piece of architecture and history of and for the people, yours sincerely, someone who usually thinks history/buildings and the like are a snooze fest!
Written 2 March 2024
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ChrissieWilliams81
Wyong Creek, Australia524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This cathedral holds a very special place in my heart.

It was the first place I ever took my partner on his first visit to London and we got engaged on the cathedral steps last year.

It’s a peaceful haven full of ornate mosaics, stunning statues and a very interesting crypt.

All three galleries were open and the views from the golden gallery can’t be beaten.

The shop has a huge array of unique items too. It’s a great place to escape miserable winter weather for a few hours.
Written 26 February 2024
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Pam B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I am ashamed to say that it has taken me over 50 years to visit St Paul's but it was definitely worth the wait. What a beautiful, peaceful and calming building even though it was full of people. Our tour coincided with morning prayers and whilst I am not overly religious they added a positive, reflective dimension to the overall experience.
Patrick, our tour guide, was excellent and made the tour fun, as well as informative. He is passionate about the cathedral and clearly loves his role and sharing his knowledge and experiences with visitors. I am pleased we chose the guided tour rather than just use the headsets.
There is so much amazing history attached to this iconic landmark. The architecture and ceiling decorations are truly stunning. The Whispering Gallery was worth the hike up the 257 steps. We also visited the Crypt which is fascinating - not creepy at all.
All in all a great day out.
Written 25 February 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
St Paul's Cathedral was built from the plan of Christopher Wren, in 30 years. The cathedral's construction followed the Great Fire of London. The cathedral opened in 1711. The cathedral is impressive, as a center of the Church of England. The entry ticket is affordable.
Written 23 February 2024
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Katie B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
What an amazing place! Having not been there for many years, I thoroughly enjoyed looking around the cathedral. We had a great tour guide, who was very knowledgeable and talked us through the history of the cathedral in a very easy to understand way. I would thoroughly recommend a visit here
Written 20 February 2024
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Mark L
Ashburn, VA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Spectacular church. Lots of history and the audio guide was very good. I also climbed to the top of the dome to see the different perspective of London. It is a must see place to go in London.
Written 17 February 2024
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Kelsey P
San Rafael, CA117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cathedral is beautiful and very impressive, if the price of admission is a little steep. It includes an audio guide, but after several days of tours we were audio-guided-out so we skipped it and just walked around the inside. They had a temporary art exhibit up which was neat.

The highlight for me was climbing the 378 stairs (who's counting?) to the top of the dome. You do need to be prepared for this as there is no lift, and once past the first set of stairs to the Whispering Gallery they become very steep and narrow. The top was somewhat terrifying as it was windy and rainy but I'm glad I did it! And of course you exit through the gift shop.
Written 16 February 2024
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James
London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
On my bucket list for some time. I have had a romance with the outside of this place ever since moving to London, and was so inspired by this visit. The stairs are narrow but the architecture is simply beautlful, words cannot describe the intricacies of it all. Fantastic choice of place to go to, would recommend to anyone.
Written 3 February 2024
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Fearless42009936264
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
A visit to St Pauls had long been on my wish list including a climb to the top. Having reached the Whispering Gallery I felt concerned about how enclosed the higher stairs might feel. One of the staff (a team leader ) took the time and patience to encourage me to continue with reassurance that I had already completed the most enclosed but brief passage and that the subsequent stairs provided plenty of places to pause and let people pass if necessary. A big thank you to her and other colleagues for making my visit complete...I left with no regrets!
Written 1 February 2024
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St. Paul's Cathedral admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €29.71, while a popular guided tour starts around €4.53 per person.


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