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An architectural wonder in the truest sense, St. Paul’s Cathedral is a structure in London that is laden with rich historical heritage and culture dating back to 1675. The fourth church to stand in this location, St. Paul’s Cathedral is not just a place of worship but also a place of rich history and art spanning 1,400 years. With one of the biggest domes in the world at about 366 feet, the Cathedral houses interesting sections such as the Whispering Gallery, Stone and the Golden Galleries, Nave, Crypt and more. 
Read on to find a detailed account of the unique tourist experiences you can have with your St. Paul’s Cathedral London tickets, as well as to learn more about the opening times, best offers, discounts,  and more.

All Your St. Paul's Cathedral London Ticket & Tour Options

Apart from being a magnificent building that has overlooked the London skyline for over 300 years, the cathedral is also home to art installations, memorials, services, and other celebratory events all year-round. You can choose to book a St. Paul’s Cathedral standard entry ticket, or a combo tour that includes other top experiences in London as well. 

Standard Entry Tickets

Combo Tours

Guided Tour

Whether you’re a more explore-at-your-own-pace kind of person, or someone who likes to be led with a small group on a guided tour, get standard entry tickets to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your experience offers direct admission into the landmark along with a multilingual audioguide. You opt also to join a guided tour inside the cathedral for a more immersive experience. This ticket includes access to all five levels of the cathedral.

Recommended experience 

These tickets are essentially your all-access pass to the cathedral. Explore the Golden Gallery and the Stone Gallery up on the dome, or regularly-held exhibitions, memorials, and services at the many chapels and altars on the lower levels with an audio guide, or register for a guided tour. 
Trying to tour multiple, famous London tourist spots in one day with a packed itinerary? Combo tickets allow you to save up on your time, energy and money by pairing one or more attractions with St Paul’s London. 

Recommended experiences

There’s no better way to get to know a landmark than under the wing of a local guide. These tickets allow you to skip the long lines and save on time as you get first-hand access to London’s iconic points. Learn more about the Cathedral that dates back to centuries and of the art and collection within the walls with the help of your local guide. 

Recommended experience

Start off from your hotel and head on over two of London’s most beautiful landmarks: The Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Soak up the history and culture behind these two monuments imparted by your professional guide before you witness the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

Which St. Paul's Cathedral London Tickets Should You Go For?

If you are on a budget 

Sightseeing in London can be a pricey affair, but you can cut down on costs by exploring individual attractions that appeal to you the most. Standard entry tickets help here, as they grant you access to all of the zone’s of the London Cathedral at the cheapest cost, and also include an audio guide for a more detailed experience.

If you want to explore more in London

Combo tickets work best for individuals trying to cover multiple bases in a short period of time, as they essentially provide a package deal of more than one tourist attraction so you can explore the best of the city all at once at the best cost. A combo ticket would not only include access to St. Paul’s Cathedral, but other top experiences in the city such as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and more.

St. Paul's Cathedral London Tickets Offers

Free Entry

St Paul’s Cathedral entry offers free for disabled visitors and their companion, as well to children under 5 years of age. Former Choristers of the cathedral also enjoy free access to the place, along with up to six accompanying family members. Additionally, visits for worship are not required to be paid for.

Discounted Tickets

Concessions on ticket prices are granted to children between the ages of 6 to 17 and students who can furnish a valid student ID upon their visit. Individuals over the age of 65 also enjoy discounted prices on their tickets. Large groups of visitors (over 10)  also receive a St Paul’s Cathedral discount in terms of per-head rates. Headout offers an additional 5% off on select tickets.

Plan Your Visit To St. Paul's Cathedral London

Opening Hours

Getting There

Guidelines/Facilities

What are St. Paul's Cathedral London’s opening times? 
It opens at 8:30 AM between Mondays to Saturdays, with the exception of Wednesday, when it opens at 10:00 AM. Final entry for sightseeing between 4.00 PM to 4:15 PM, depending on the day you visit. Sightseeing is not permitted on Sundays, as Holy Communion begins at 8:00 AM.
When is St. Paul's Cathedral London closed?
The cathedral remains shut on Sundays for sightseeing due to mass. Sightseeing is also limited on Christmas Day and Easter.
What is the best time to visit St. Paul's Cathedral London?
It is best to head to the location after the first prayer of the day, that is, early morning as this will give you plenty of time to explore the premises without worrying about crowds.
How long should I spend at St. Paul's Cathedral London?
Depending on the number of attractions you’re planning to explore while there, most tourists typically spend anywhere from two to six hours while at the cathedral.
Where is St. Paul's Cathedral located in London?
The cathedral is located in the heart of London, more specifically at St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom.
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How do I get to St. Paul's Cathedral London? 
By Bus: Board off at the St. Paul’s Cathedral Bus Stop (SK) which is a 1 minute walk away from the Cathedral. Buses 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 26, 56, 76, 100, 172, 242 and 521 will take you to the spot.
By metro: You can choose to take either the Central Line or the Circle Line. The former will take you to St Paul’s station which is a 2 minute walk away from the cathedral, while the latter can help you get off at Mansion House or Blackfriars Tube station which are a 4 and 8 minute walk away respectively.
Can I take the metro/subway to  St. Paul's Cathedral London?
Yes, you can take the Central Line metro and get off at St. Paul’s Station which is a 2 minute walk away from the landmark.
Can I take the bus to the Belvedere Palace in Vienna?
Yes, there are buses available to reach the destination. For Upper Belvedere, board bus number 13A and get off at Mommsengasse bus stop which is a 5 minute walk from the venue and for Belvedere 21, board bus number 69A and get off at the Arsenal bus station which is a 10 minute walk from the venue.
Can I take the bus to  St. Paul's Cathedral London?
Yes, you can take the bus to the London Cathedral. Board off at the St. Paul’s Cathedral Bus Stop (SK) which is a 1 minute walk away from the Cathedral. Buses 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 26, 56, 76, 100, 172, 242 and 521 will take you to the spot.
Is there a dress code at St. Paul’s Cathedral London?
While the authorities do not observe a strict dress code, it is recommended that you dress modestly as it is a place of worship. Additionally, wear comfortable footwear if you plan on ascending to the domes.
Is St. Paul's Cathedral London wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the premises can be accessed via wheelchair. The North Transept entrance has ramped access for all wheelchair users.
Are any dining options available at St. Paul's Cathedral London?
A dining space known as The Restaurant at St Paul’s Cathedral, is located beneath the cathedral and serves modern British fare to its diners.
Is photography allowed inside St. Paul's Cathedral London?
Yes, non-flash photography is allowed within the cathedral everywhere, except for areas where services are being performed so as to be respectful of the attendees.

Inside St. Paul's Cathedral London

Standing majestically at the heart of London, St. Paul’s is one of the most recognizable parts of the city’s skyline, having dominated it for 300 years. A more-than-worthy replacement to its predecessor lost during the Great Fire of London, the Cathedral has been home to many of Britain’s most significant events, is home to notable historical figures, and has survived both World Wars. A spectacular gallery of historical art, tombs of artists and heroes, genius acoustic engineering and a dome that holds everything together await within.

Whispering Gallery

Ascend 259 steps to the Whispering Gallery and experience a fun phenomena where even the faintest whispers can be heard from across the dome (112 ft!) Look down at the Nave below and even examine Thornhill’s paintings up close in this section.

The Chapels

The London Cathedral is home to several chapels including the All Soul’s Chapel that’s dedicated to Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, American Memorial Chapel which was established in memory of 28,000 Americans who died while en route to Britain during World War II. St. Dunstan's Chapel is another chapel that you can visit on the property.

Cathedral Floor and the Crypt

The floor opens into the nave, which branches into the Great West Doors that are 30 foot tall which is used by the Queen during her visit. Out here you’ll spot Thornwill’s paintings of eight scenes of life from Saint Paul. The Cathedral floor also allows you to explore other areas such as the North and South Aisle, the North and South Transept, the Quire, the High Altar and more. 
The Crypt below hosts the tombs of several historical figures, such as The Duke of Wellington and Admiral Nelson, two of Britain’s greatest heroes. The architect of the building, Sir Christopher Wren, and several notable painters also have tombstones in this place.

The Dome and its Galleries

Rising above from the home of the dead you will find the recently-opened Triforium, a veritable library of significant texts that give us glimpses into the past. This continues into the Dome, which has you take over 500 steps surmounting to 385 feet! to reach the highest gallery, the Golden Gallery, which offers breathtaking views of London. 
On your way up you’ll pass the Whispering Gallery, a feat of engineering so named for its property of allowing you to hear even a whisper from the other side of the 112-foot Dome. About a hundred steps up you’ll find the Stone Gallery, which has its own exterior platforms that let you look over London like the lords and ladies of old.

The Cathedral Collection

Walk through a collection that boasts over 21,000 books and manuscripts dating back to the 1690s. Dive deep into the Object Collection which consists of numerous artifacts related to the history of the Cathedral including art pieces, sculpture, paintings, models, archeological discoveries and more. 

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at St. Paul's Cathedral London   

  • Online ticket booking is highly recommended.
  • Masks and social distancing are not mandatory, but encouraged.
  • There are one-way systems at certain areas within the property.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are located at the entrance.

Top Things to Do in London

Historically one of the most significant locations in the world, London has much to offer. If you’re planning to visit, there’s a lot of things to do in the city of London. Here are some of the top attractions in the city to add to your list:

Tower of London

A structure as indispensable to the history of the British monarchy as the royal family itself, the Tower of London is a stellar example of military architecture. Your Tower of London tickets allow you to access displays such as the Crown Jewels and the Royal Armories’ collection and much more. 

Kew Gardens 

Enjoy a quiet moment in nature as you step into the midst of lush greenery, conservatories, and a number of art galleries for cultural immersion at the Kew Gardens in London. Your Kew Royal Botanical Gardens tickets allow you to access one of the world’s most extensive botanical gardens that houses over 50,000 species of plants and more.

London Eye

One of the most fascinating structures of the city, the London Eye is one of the highest points of the area that overlooks other tourist locations like Buckingham Palace, the Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. Get yourself your London Eye tickets today to enjoy a view of a kind. 

London Theatre 

What is London without its drama? A must-visit for theater buffs, the London Theatre is the hub of all London’s best West End shows that you simply cannot miss out on. With your London Theatre tickets enjoy classics such as Mamma Mia, Magic Mike, and Lion King and immerse yourself in this cultural gem.

Tower Bridge 

View some of the most spectacular sights that the city has to offer, right beside the Thames, and marvel at the architectural wonder that is the Tower Bridge in London, while also simultaneously learning about the history of the place. Enjoy direct access to the landmark with your Tower Bridge tickets. 

Hampton Court Palace 

A Sir Christopher Wren creation much like St Paul’s London, this marvelous structure is also a hubspot of many important events in British history.  If you’re one for nature, you can choose to explore the Maze and the Great Vine around the palace. This and much more with your Hampton Court Palace tickets

Windsor Castle

Interested in the lives of the British monarchy? There is no way you can miss out on Windsor Castle, a structure that serves as an occasional home to the Queen as well as her residence for formal events. Grab your Windsor Castle tickets and be enthralled with the cultural and historical significance of the place, led by your proficient tour guide.

Westminster Abbey 

Witness the imposing aura of Gothic architecture while learning about the many coronations, burials, and artifacts here. Naturally, this place has earned its reputation of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site by serving as one of the most important pieces of British history. Westminster Abbey tickets and tours let you have a glance into the structure that hosted over 38 coronation ceremonies. 

St. Paul's Cathedral London Tickets FAQs

Are St. Paul's Cathedral London tickets available online now?

St Paul’s Cathedral tickets are available online now. Visitors are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to get their preferred date and time of visit.

What safety measures are in place at St. Paul's Cathedral London?

Masks and social distancing are not mandatory, but encouraged.
There are one-way systems at certain areas within the property.
Hand sanitizer dispensers are located at the entrance.

What are the different types of St. Paul's Cathedral London tickets?

St. Paul’s London offers various types of tickets. Here are some which you can choose from: Standard entry tickets, Guided Tours, and Combo tickets. If you’re big on saving money while getting the most out of your visit to the Cathedral, opt for standard tickets. These tickets grant you direct entry into the property. If you’re looking to gain an in-depth knowledge of the Cathedral, its history and evolution, guided tours not only grants you access to an expert to show you around but also helps you skip the long lines. If you’re looking to make the most of your London visit, book combo tickets. These tickets let you pair your entry to the Cathedral with other famous London attractions, allowing you to save up on time, cost and energy.

Are discounts available on St. Paul's Cathedral London tickets?

St Paul’s Cathedral entry offers free for disabled visitors and their companion, as well to children under 5 years of age. Former Choristers of the cathedral also enjoy free access to the place, along with up to six accompanying family members. Additionally, visits for worship are not required to be paid for. 
Children between the ages of 6 to 17 and students who can furnish a valid student ID upon their visit are given a discount on their tickets. Individuals over the age of 65 also enjoy discounted prices on their London St. Paul’s London tickets. Large groups of visitors (over 10)  also receive a St Paul’s Cathedral discount in terms of per-head rates. Headout offers an additional 5% off on select tickets.

Is there a dress code at St. Paul’s Cathedral London?

While the authorities do not observe a strict dress code, it is recommended that you dress modestly as it is a place of worship. Additionally, wear comfortable footwear if you plan on ascending to the domes.

What are St. Paul's Cathedral London’s opening times?

It opens at 8:30 AM between Mondays to Saturdays, with the exception of Wednesday, when it opens at 10:00 AM. Final entry for sightseeing between 4.00 PM to 4:15 PM, depending on the day you visit. Sightseeing is not permitted on Sundays, as Holy Communion begins at 8:00 AM.

How do I get to St. Paul's Cathedral London?

By Bus: Board off at the St. Paul’s Cathedral Bus Stop (SK) which is a 1 minute walk away from the Cathedral. Buses 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 26, 56, 76, 100, 172, 242 and 521 will take you to the spot.
By metro: You can choose to take either the Central Line or the Circle Line. The former will take you to St Paul’s station which is a 2 minute walk away from the cathedral, while the latter can help you get off at Mansion House or Blackfriars Tube station which are a 4 and 8 minute walk away respectively.

What is the best time to visit St. Paul's Cathedral London? 

It is best to head to the location after the first prayer of the day, that is, early morning as this will give you plenty of time to explore the premises without worrying about the rush of crowds.

Is St. Paul's Cathedral London wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the premises can be accessed via wheelchair. The North Transept entrance has ramped access for all wheelchair users.

Is photography allowed at St. Paul's Cathedral London?  

Yes, non-flash photography is allowed within the cathedral everywhere, except for areas where services are being performed so as to be respectful of the attendees.

Are there any dining options at St. Paul's Cathedral London? 

A dining space known as The Restaurant at St Paul’s Cathedral, is located beneath the cathedral and serves modern British fare to its diners.
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