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London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral reopens to the public on 17th May, 2021. Given that the health and safety of visitors are of utmost priority, effective measures have been put in place to ensure maximum security without compromising on the essence of the experience. Read to learn about St Paul’s Cathedral tickets and what to expect during your visit.
Cancellation Policy: Admission tickets to St Paul’s Cathedral cannot be cancelled, rescheduled or refunded.
Cancellation Policy: This can be cancelled anytime during the life of the pass, as long as it has not been activated.
The best way to purchase your St Paul's Cathedral tickets is to buy them online. This offers a safe and contactless transaction. Additionally, it offers the following benefits:
Your visit to St Paul's Cathedral will not be complete without witnessing its iconic dome. Framed by the spires of Wren’ City churches, St Paul's Cathedral dome stands at a height of 366 ft and has 528 steps. It has dominated the London skyline for over 300 years.
Witness the Whispering Gallery situated around the dome at a height of 100 feet. There are 259 steps leading up to this spectacular structure that is widely known for its acoustic properties. From here, a further 117 steps lead up to the Stone Gallery around outside of the dome and a further 166 steps that takes you to the Golden Gallery.
The nave is the long main section visitors walk along after entering St Paul's Cathedral, where you’ll get to catch the breathtaking interiors of the dome. Used as both ceremonial and public space, here you’ll get to see the massive 30-foot-tall Great West Door as well as Thornhill’s paintings that depict the eight scenes from the life of St. Paul.
St Paul's Cathedral houses a number of interesting chapels, most of them accessible from the nave. All Soul’s Chapel, dedicated in 1925 to the memory of Field Marshal Lord Kitchener and the American Memorial Chapel commemorating the 28,000 Americans who were killed while travelling to Britain during WWII are a few to be named.
The Crypt contains the tombs of many well-known figures, including the painters Constable, Turner and Reynolds. Sir Christopher Wren’s tombstone is situated under the south aisle along with two of Britain's greatest heroes - the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Nelson.
Learn all about St Paul's Cathedral’s 1400 year old history through the Oculus - the popular 270-degree film experience. With state-of-the-art projection technology, St Paul’s Oculus aims at immersing visitors in fascinating stories of the iconic landmark through its award-winning experience.
St Paul's Cathedral’s exteriors feature 180-foot-long West Front, with its main entrance and columned portico surmounted by upper colonnade. You’ll also notice the statue of St. Paul and Saint James and Peter at the West Front. Two Baroque towers can be seen on either side of the portico. One houses a peal of 12 bells and the other features the Great Paul - the largest bell in the UK, which weighs almost 17 tons.
The Cathedral Library boasts a huge collection of more than 21,000 books and manuscripts dating from 1690. It also includes the Object Collection that has numerous artefacts linked with the history of St. Paul’s. These include models, painting and archaeological findings. The Architectural Archive has papers and drawings of the building design and construction.
Here is everything you need to know before visiting St Paul's Cathedral
Timings - St Paul's Cathedral is open from:
Monday to Saturday - 12 PM - 4:30 PM. The last entry is at 4 PM
Duration - It is recommended to spend at least two hours at St Paul's Cathedral to make the most out of your experience.
Best time to Visit - The best time to visit St Paul's Cathedral is before noon, preferably on a weekday. This way you can skip the latter crowd and can enjoy a peaceful time during your visit.
St Paul's Cathedral Address: St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom
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A. St Paul's Cathedral is now open for visitors to enter.
A. St Paul's Cathedral has taken up the necessary measures to ensure public safety at all times. This includes mandatory temperature checks at all times, usage of signs and floor markers to follow social distancing protocol, rigorous cleaning regulations and more.
A. St Paul's Cathedral ticket price starts at £20.
A. The best way to purchase St Paul's Cathedral tickets is to book them online. This way you get vouchers for great offers and can also reserve slots well in advance, granting access to the venue for the date of your choice.
A. Yes, you can book any date of your choice, if you book your St Paul's Cathedral tickets online.
A. In light of the current COVID-19 situation it is ideal to buy your tickets online as the dates are usually booked almost one month in advance. Tickets are also subject to availability at the ticket counter. So, in order to avoid getting disappointed it is highly recommended to book your St Paul's Cathedral tickets online
A. For St Paul's Cathedral Admission tickets - Discount is available for children aged between 6 to 17 years and for families that consist of 2 adults and 2 children.
For the London Pass - children aged 5-15 years can enjoy reduced ticket price upon displaying valid photo ID.
A. Children under 6 years of age do not require a ticket and can enjoy free entry. (Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the galleries).
St Paul’s Cathedral offers complimentary entry for visitors with disabilities and an accompanying companion – these tickets should be requested on arrival.
A. Your entry tickets to St Paul's Cathedral cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled once booked. The London Pass tickets can be cancelled anytime during the life of the pass, as long as it has not been activated.
A. No, you do not need to print the tickets for St Paul's Cathedral. You can show the ticket on your mobile and enter the cathedral.
A. It is recommended to spend at least two hours at St Paul's Cathedral to make the most out of your experience
A. Yes, you are required to bring a photo ID to enter St Paul's Cathedral. Any ID with a clear picture of the individual on it will suffice.
A. The Whispering Gallery will remain closed until further notice. The Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery will be open on Saturdays and school holidays only. Please note that entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to social distancing capacity.