St Paul's Cathedral

About St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

St Paul’s Cathedral is situated at Ludgate Hill, at the highest point of the City of London.

The Cathedral is dedicated to Paul the Apostle and dates back to the original church on the site, founded in AD604. The present church dates back to the late 17th century and was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren.

St. Paul’s dome is one of the most famous London landmarks and its enormous dome has dominated the skyline for 300 years.

The funeral services of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher were all held at St. Pauls, plus the Silver, Golden and Diamond jubilees of Elizabeth II.

St Paul's Cathedral is a working church with hourly prayer and daily services.

Helpful information about St. Paul’s Cathedral

Opening Times

St. Paul’s Cathedral is open from 8.30am to 4pm (last admission), Monday to Saturday and closed for sightseeing on Sunday. Opening times may vary and the online calendar will indicate if you select a date when opening times are different.


Online tickets must be booked at least the day before a planned visit and can be booked for the current or following two months only. Adult tickets booked online are: Adult - £16, Child - £7, Family (2 adults, 2 children) - £39.


The main west front is accessed by 24 steps. A handrail is available to both sides of the steps. The south churchyard entrance is step-free and is the recommended access for entry for wheelchair users with direct lift access to the Cathedral floor and crypt.

Did you know?

  • In the Whispering Gallery you can hear a whisper 112 feet away, on the other side of the dome.
  • The Cathedral was hit by several German bombs during WWII. One was removed before it exploded. Had it done so, St. Paul’s would have been destroyed.

How to get to St. Paul’s Cathedral, London


The nearest tube stations to St. Paul’s Cathedral are: St. Paul’s, Mansion House and Blackfriars Underground Station.


Buses to and from central London and St. Paul’s Cathedral include: 4, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 26, 76, 172, 242, N8, N11, N15, N21, N26, N199 and the N551.


The closest train stations to St. Paul’s include: City Thameslink Station, Blackfriars Railway Station and Cannon Street Railway Station.

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Things to do near St. Paul’s Cathedral

Some of the most popular attractions near St. Paul’s Cathedral include the Museum of London, the Millennium Bridge, Paternoster Square Column, the London Stock Exchange and Stationers’ Hall and the Old Bailey.

More information about St. Paul’s Cathedral

For more information about St. Paul’s Cathedral, including opening times, tickets, things to see and do within the Cathedral and tours, please see the website.

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