St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

St. Paul's Cathedral
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from HK$179.68
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The area
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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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wisteria_10
Evercreech, UK303 contributions
Too expensive to visit
Nov 2021
Sadly it was too expensive to go in! Beautiful building from the outside.
I took my sons there 35 years ago and it was fantastic but sadly the high cost of entrance meant my husband and I were unable to visit on this occasion. I would much prefer to make a donation on my way out rather than having to pay just to enter a Cathedral.
Written 1 December 2021
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Grace T
Singapore, Singapore180 contributions
wonderful Afternoon in St Paul Cathedral
Nov 2021
iconic cathedral in central London which you must visit. the interior is awesome. you will be giddy with the various statutes, light passing through the color tainted glasses and the various coronation artefacts.
Written 30 November 2021
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Modern Malcolm
Manchester, UK122 contributions
Outstanding Cathedral
Nov 2021
I was awe insprired by St Pauls. Having been to Westminster Abbey several times and Westminster Cathedral (which is akso worth visiting) I was unprepared for the scale of St Pauls.

Entrance fee is a little steep but 241 offers are aplenty which makes the price more palatable, but once inside it's a very interesting and beautiful cathedral. The audio guide is a must and the crypt will keep you going for quite some time!

Dome was closed to visitors on the day we visited.
Written 24 November 2021
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KookyRedHead
Torquay, UK200 contributions
Unexpected visit proved an absolute highlight.
Nov 2021
We decided last minute to go to St Pauls, having never visited despite several trips to London over the years. I am so glad we did. Neither of us are in the least bit religious, but we both love and respect religious buildings for their beauty and historic value. St Pauls is magnificent, and I was very happy to be able to go into the underneath crypt areas too. Pleasant and friendly staff everywhere, right from the men checking bags outside, to the desk staff at the ticket entrance, to the shop staff downstairs. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Written 22 November 2021
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,361 contributions
Festival of St Cecilia 2021
Nov 2021
This is an annual service for musicians which supports a charity for those players in need. Tickets are attainable on the internet and a free. There is opportunity on booking and in the cathedral to give a donation. The service is well organised although there was quite a long queue for entry. This did not matter as it was sunny (but cold). If raining it would be unpleasant. The good and great of the music world and beyond attend often in their city livery. There is a procession and the service includes hymns, homily and performances. This years music and what I took to be a type of xylophone was staggering. It is worth going to see inside St Pauls when it is being used for prayer and you come away feeling that you have achieved more than just being a tourist. It lasts about 1.5 hours.
Written 18 November 2021
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Jo A
7 contributions
Excellent
Sep 2021
great church to visit rain or shine and very interesting very old history, lots of architecture...........
Written 17 November 2021
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JCH10
Alston, Cumbria, UK21 contributions
Good Lord, no thanks.
Nov 2021 • Couples
Twenty quid to get in, no thanks. Outrageous. Sure bringing religion to the masses. The St. Paul's rep seemed to think it was decent value alongside other London tourist attractions. Tourist attractions. Ah, but we need the money, said the rep from the multi billion pound investment fund holder. The opium of the people, said one famous commentator. Not at those prices it isn't. Shameless.
Written 17 November 2021
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Rachael McDonough
London, UK6 contributions
Dream come true
Nov 2021
I've always wanted to come to St Pauls since I saw Mary Poppins and made it one of my first stops in London. The building is breathtakingly beautiful and I will definitely go for a service at some point.
Written 4 November 2021
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mickh7079
Oldbury, UK74 contributions
St Pauls
Oct 2021
been here before always find this a great place to visit as there is always something to learn and the staff are very helpful and the shop as some quality merchandise instead of cheap tat
Written 31 October 2021
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Tom L
12 contributions
Breathtaking inside and up top
Oct 2021 • Family
Previously lived in London but didn't ever go inside St Paul's. Purchased tickets for a weekend visit with the kids (9 and 10) and was really pleasantly surprised at how good the whole experience was. The headsets are really well done, and the experience overall maintains the feeling of being in a working church, not a tourist trap. Everyone working there we encountered was friendly, all the groups there seemed to respect the quietness of the space, and the actual interior is breathtaking (and I say that as an atheist). The kids found it really interesting, and we had plenty of time to explore. The views of London from the gallery are well worth the steps too. I must also thank the team looking after the gallery- one of my kids had a panic attack half way up the final stairs so I got separated from my youngest who continued to climb. Staff sprang into action (they don't want kids on their own right at the top), and very quickly offered to look after my eldest while I went to go up to get my youngest and spend time with him up at the top. It's easy to feel stressed as a single parent, or feel told off when things go wrong, but this team really helped the situation. Top marks to them and the whole experience is highly recommended
Written 30 October 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral is open:
  • Mon - Tue 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thu - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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St. Paul's Cathedral admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost HK$179.21, while a popular guided tour starts around HK$52.73 per person. See all 295 St. Paul's Cathedral tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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