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  • Make your way to one of the renowned attractions in London, St. Paul's Cathedral. After having survived the Great Fire of London and blitz during World War 2, the monument still stands tall and is one of the most visited attractions in London.
  • Gaze at the Cathedral's exquisite interiors and astounding architecture as you discover interesting stories about its history. Try and catch the award-winning 270° film experience of Oculus.
  • Visit the Whispering Gallery and sound-test the amazing acoustics. Stop by the Stone and Golden Galleries on the dome to catch some stunning panoramic views of the London skyline.
  • Head over to the Crypt and pay your respects to the famous Britons like the Duke of Wellington and Lord Admiral Nelson.
  • Please note: Until further notice, only visits on Saturdays and during school holidays will include access to the Dome Galleries (Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery).
  • Entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to continued capacity management and there may be time restrictions in place.
  • The Whispering Gallery is closed to the public until further notice.
  • Tickets cannot be canceled, rescheduled, or refunded.

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  • Enjoy free, one-time, access to London's 80+ attractions and experiences for a duration of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, or 10 days.
  • Get a free 1-day Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour ticket with your pass, which gives you the chance to explore the city aboard special sightseeing buses with audioguides.
  • The pass stands valid from the time it is activated at the first attraction for one day. You have the option to visit the attractions of your choice anytime throughout the day.
  • Your pass comes with a free guidebook and also gives you access to a range of great offers around the city.
  • Please note that some of the venues included in this pass need a time-slot registration prior to your visit. Check the website of the venue before you make your way there.

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  • Children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Can be canceled anytime during the life of the pass, as long as it has not been activated.
  • The London Pass is valid for two years from the date of purchase. Your London Pass is activated when you use it at the first attraction. It is then valid for the number of days mentioned on the pass of your choice, for consecutive days and not random 24-hour periods.

Combo (Save 5%): Westminster Abbey + St. Pauls Cathedral Tickets

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  • See two of London's top attractions with one single, value-for-money combo ticket that lets you make up to 5% savings!
  • Visit Westminster Abbey, a historic monument, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Learn about the structure, which serves as the traditional burial site of British monarchs, and also as the coronation church.
  • Walk down the aisles where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married in 2011.
  • Explore Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece that has been a place of Christian worship for over 1400 years - St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • Climb 530 steps up to the Golden Gallery to get unforgettable views of London.
  • Traverse from the Whispering Gallery to the Stone Gallery with its wide corridors and high stone walls and marvel at your surroundings through its gaps.
  • Note: The Whispering Gallery and The Golden Gallery are currently closed. The Stone Gallery will be open. Access to the Dome will be open on Saturdays and school holidays only until further notice. The Dome will be open weekdays during the May half term. At the time of writing, it is hoped the Dome will re-open daily from the summer holidays but this is to be confirmed.
  • Entry into Westminster Abbey
  • Access to all 5 levels of St. Paul's Cathedral (Cathedral floor, Crypt, Whispering, Stone and Golden Galleries)
  • Cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

St Paul's Cathedral Reopens Post COVID-19

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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at St Paul's Cathedral

  • For safety reasons, guests above 16 are advised to download the NHS COVID-19 app to your phone or device and use it while checking in at the Cathedral. 
  • Guests are requested to visit as a party of no more than six or as two households.
  • Visitors are requested to keep a social distance of 2 meters from staff and other guests. 
  • One-way system has been introduced to maintain physical distance. Step free access is available via the South Transept. 
  • It is mandatory to wear face coverings at all times included in the places of worship and Cathedral shops.
  • Rigorous cleaning measures have been introduced to ensure maximum safety for all. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been kept at all points for visitors to avail.
  • Limitation has been placed on the number of people who can attend the service. 
  • Visitors are advised to not bring bags, wherever possible as the cloakroom facilities have been temporarily suspended. 
  • Please note that the Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice. The Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery will be open on Saturdays and school holidays only.
  • Entry to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to social distancing capacity, and there may be time restrictions put in place.

What is the Best Way to Buy Tickets? Book St Paul's Cathedral Tickets Online

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:

  • Convenience: Skip the hassle of standing in long queues and book your ticket with a click. We are also available on phone, chat, and email 24/7 to answer all queries.
  • Advance booking: You can book your St Paul's Cathedral tickets weeks in advance and avoid the disappointment of tickets selling out quickly
  • Great discounts: Our platform offers the best discounts online for this adventurous experience.

St Paul's Cathedral Discount Tickets 

  • St Paul's Cathedral Admission Tickets - Discounted tickets are available for children aged between 6 to 17 years and for families that consist of 2 adults and 2 children. St Paul’s Cathedral offers complimentary entry for visitors with disabilities and an accompanying companion – these tickets should be requested on arrival.
  • The London Pass - For the London Pass, children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Why Visit St Paul’s Cathedral?

  • Built between 1675 and 1710, St Paul’s Cathedral is Britain’s iconic masterpiece created by architect Sir Christopher Wren. It is the fourth church to stand on site. 
  • Travel back in time to learn about St Paul’s Cathedral interiors and 1400 years of history through the award-winning 270˚ film experience of Oculus. 
  • Witness the famous St Paul’s Cathedral dome. It is one of the biggest domes built in the entire world and stands at a height of 366 ft.
  • Discover the extraordinary acoustics of the Whispering Gallery and stop by Stone and Golden Galleries to capture the stunning panoramic views of the London skyline. 
  • Step into the Crypt to pay your respects to the famous Britons like Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Christopher Wren. 

St Paul's Cathedral Highlights

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St Paul's Cathedral Dome

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.

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The Whispering Gallery

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. 

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The Nave

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.

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The Chapels

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.

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The Crypt

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.

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Oculus: An Eye into St. Paul’s

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. 

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The Exterior

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.

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The Cathedral Collections

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. 

Plan Your Visit to St Paul's Cathedral

Here is everything you need to know before visiting St Paul's Cathedral

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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.

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St Paul's Cathedral Address: St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom
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  • Tube: The nearest tube stations are St Paul's (Central Line), Mansion House (District and Circle Lines), Blackfriars (District and Circle Lines), and Bank(Central, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines)
  • Bus: 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 26, 56, 76, 100, 172, 242, and 521 will take you to St Paul's Cathedral
  • Car: St Paul's Cathedral is located in the city centre. You can easily navigate the routes by entering St Paul's Cathedral’s postcode, EC4M 8AD on google maps. There is a public car park on Queen Victoria Street. On-street parking is very restricted.
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  • Multimedia Guide - Multimedia guide available in nine languages, each language offering an adult or child-friendly format.
  • Toilet - Visitors can avail the toilet facilities at the cathedral
  • Shop - St Paul's Cathedral shops are open for to purchase your favorite souvenir
  • Photography - Photography is not allowed during services at any time. It is permitted throughout the Cathedral floor, crypt and external galleries.
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  • Parking - Disabled parking is available near the cathedral. 
  • Lift - Lift access is available for visitors with reduced mobility.
  • Audio guide - Audio description guides are available for vision-impaired visitors. 
  • Induction loop - The cathedral is equipped with a hearing loop system that covers St. Paul’s floor and the OBE chapel in the crypt
  • Sign Language - Visitors can avail of the multimedia BSL signed to tour with subtitles upon request.  
  • Assistance Dogs - Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are allowed into the cathedral 
  • Toilets - Accessible toilet facilities are available within the crypt.
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  • Security - Compulsory bag searching is put in place as a condition to entry to the cathedral
  • No Large Bags - Handbags and day packs are allowed inside St Paul’s Cathedral. The maximum permitted dimensions 45cm x 30cm x 25cm including handles, wheels and pockets
  • Prohibited Items - Knives, pepper spray, mace, CS spray or any offensive weapons are illegal in the UK
  • Photography - Photography is strictly prohibited inside St Paul’s, apart from the exempted areas inside the cathedral
  • COVID-19 Protocol - It is mandatory to follow all the safety measures before entering St Paul's Cathedral. Wearing face masks, following social distancing measures and booking your St Paul's Cathedral tickets in advance are a few worth mentioning.

Visitor Tips 

  • Arrive early. This way you will get plenty of time to explore the cathedral without being disturbed and can also skip the massive crowd at the venue. 
  • St. Paul’s is famous for its acoustics so it may be a good idea to visit the cathedral when it is quiet.
  • The Geometric Staircase which is located in the South West Bell Tower of St. Paul’s Cathedral is featured in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (when Harry makes his way to his Divination class). Harry Potter fans, don’t miss this!
  • The recommended visiting time here is approximately two hours, so plan accordingly. 
  • It is highly recommended to book your St Paul's Cathedral tickets in advance so that you can skip-the-line and enter easily without any hassle. 

All Your Questions About St Paul's Cathedral Tickets Answered

Q. Is St Paul's Cathedral open now?

A. St Paul's Cathedral is now open for visitors to enter.

Q. Is it safe to visit St Paul's Cathedral post COVID-19?

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.

Q. How much do the St Paul's Cathedral tickets cost?

A. St Paul's Cathedral ticket price starts at £20.

Q. What is the best way to buy St Paul's Cathedral tickets?

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.

Q. Can I buy St Paul's Cathedral tickets online?

A. Yes, St Paul's Cathedral tickets are now available for visitors to purchase online. You can buy them here.

Q. Can I pre-book St Paul's Cathedral tickets in advance?

A. Yes, you can book any date of your choice, if you book your St Paul's Cathedral tickets online.

Q. Is it possible to book St Paul's Cathedral tickets on the same day?

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

Q. Who can avail St Paul's Cathedral discount, if any?

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. 

Q. Who can enter St Paul's Cathedral for free?

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.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for St Paul's Cathedral tickets?

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.

Q. Do I need to print my St Paul's Cathedral tickets

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.

Q. How long do I need to spend at St Paul's Cathedral?

A. It is recommended to spend at least two hours at St Paul's Cathedral to make the most out of your experience

Q. Do you need an ID to enter St Paul's Cathedral?

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.

Q. What is currently closed at St Paul's Cathedral?

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.