St Pauls, London

St Paul's Cathedral

Explore St Paul's Cathedral, one of the most enchanting architectural landmarks in England. 
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    What you'll do

    Visit St Paul’s Cathedral with Go City®

    • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
    • Free time to explore the dome, the nave, and the crypt.
    • Free interactive handheld guide.

    Easily one of London’s most recognizable buildings, St Paul’s Cathedral has played a major role in the city’s history.

    You'll recognise St Paul's Cathedral instantly thanks to the stunning dome that dominates the London skyline. It's not just striking on the outside – explore a visually impressive interior too that’s filled with mystery and wonder. Think whispering walls, a frescoed ceiling and unique effigies of former kings and queens.

    With a visit to St Paul's, you'll learn all about its unique history and the famous weddings that have taken place there, including Prince Charles and Diana's back in 1981. Want to hear hymns too? Then catch choral evensong, taking place at 5PM on most weekdays and hear St Paul's acoustics put to the test. 

    St Paul's Cathedral Highlights

    The Nave – the Nave leads down to the Dome and offers beautiful views of the entire cathedral, as well as the church's largest monument of the Duke of Wellington.

    The Dome – inspired by St Peter's Basilica, St Paul's iconic dome is painted to depict eight scenes from the life of St Paul, and is the second-largest cathedral dome in the world.

    The Crypt – St Paul's crypt houses the tombs of royalty and historical British figures. There are over 2000 monuments, memorials and effigies including those dedicated to Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and Sir Christopher Wren.

    Multimedia guides - headphones are provided on-site, but you are welcome to bring your own (3.5mm jack connection) or download the free app to play on your own device.

    Special exhibitions (included with your pass!)

    Christopher Wren: The Quest for Knowledge -  learn more about the early life and career of Christopher Wren, one of Britain's most famous architects who famously designed St Paul's. This exhibition explores his achievements in mathematics, astronomy and physiology, as well as his work to build the cathedral itself.

    Did You Know

    • The current St Paul's Cathedral is the fourth church to stand on this site.
    • Dr. Martin Luther King once gave a sermon at the church in 1964.
    • Sir Christopher Wren's epitaph, inscribed on his tomb reads Lector, 'si monumentum requiris circumspice' (If you seek his monument, look around).
    • Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding was held at St Paul’s Cathedral on 29 July 1981.

    Experience St Paul's Cathedral and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    Getting in

    Entry to the cathedral is through the West Entrance. Security/bag checks are in place before entering. Inside, your pass will be scanned and validated at the admissions desks immediately in front of you.

    • You do not need to book but please check opening hours before visiting and take your pass with you.
    • Once inside the Cathedral, access to the Dome Galleries is usually available from 9.30am to 4.15pm (10am to 4.15pm on Wednesdays). Entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to capacity controls in operation, and there may be time restrictions in place.
    • Non-flash photography for personal use inside the cathedral is welcomed outside service times. Filming, tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not permitted.
    • Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult aged 18 or over in the Dome Galleries.
    • No bags or items larger than airline hand baggage (45cm x 30cm x 25cm, including handles, wheels, and pockets) may be brought into the cathedral. There is no cloakroom facility.

    For more information, visit the St Paul's Cathedral website.


    Where you'll be

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    St. Paul's Cathedral, London, GB

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    Operating hours

    Monday - Tuesday: 8.30AM to 4.30PM (last admission 4PM)
    Wednesday: 10AM to 4.30PM (last admission 4PM)
    Thursday - Saturday:  8.30AM to 4.30PM (last admission 4PM)

    Opening hours may vary when the Cathedral is holding special services or events. Please check the St Paul's Cathedral calendar for details.

    The cathedral is only open for worship on Sundays.

    Closings & holidays

    Please note the following changes to standard opening times for visiting the cathedral:

    28 March: opens for sightseeing at 12:45PM
    29 March /Good Friday: closed for sightseeing all day
    30 March: last entry for sightseeing at 3PM
    07 May: last entry for sightseeing at 2.30PM
    14 May: opens for sightseeing at 12 midday
    15 May: opens for sightseeing at 2PM
    18 May: last entry for sightseeing at 3PM

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