Admire the stunning architecture inside and out

St Paul’s Cathedral stands at the highest point in London and a cathedral has stood in this spot for 1,400 years. With an iconic outer dome and the largest Crypt in Europe, St Paul’s Cathedral is the second largest church building in the United Kingdom. Over the years, St Paul’s Cathedral has celebrated Royal Jubilees for reigning monarchs in a National Service of Thanksgiving. It is also the final resting place for many famous Brits so it’s easy to see why this attraction is so popular.

St Paul's Courtyard

Plan Your Visit

You are welcome to join services throughout the day. Be aware that the cathedral is only open for worship on Sunday, not sightseeing, and check for closures throughout the year. Your tickets are valid for entry within 14 days after you have redeemed them and you can use them before, after or on the same day as your bus tour.

Location

St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD

Nearest Bus Stop

Yellow Route stop 11

Duration

Around 2 hours

Accessibility

Wheelchair access to the main cathedral floor. Visual and audio guides are available

Opening Times

Sightseeing times are 8.30am - 4.30pm

Redemption Information

Redeem your tickets for St Paul’s Cathedral with a member of staff at one of our manned bus stops, on board any bus with our driver, or at The Original Tour Visitor Centre by presenting your ID and eVoucher.

Plan your visit

Here's some additional important information you'll need to know for your visit to St Paul's Cathedral.

Did you know… From 1st June 2019, all visitors to St Paul's will be able to take photographs inside the cathedral. For years now, guests have not been allowed to take photographs inside St Paul's. But now, thanks to a relaxation in the rules, you will be able to capture your full cathedral experience.

You can take personal photos in the cathedral, but you cannot film videos, use monopods, selfie sticks, tripods, use flash photography or additional lighting. Professional photography will not be allowed, and you must get consent from accompanying adults before taking photographs of children or young people.

For safety reasons, you cannot take photographs in The Whispering Gallery. St Dunstan's Chapel is for private prayer and reflection, and regular services and hourly prayers take place in the cathedral, so photography is not allowed in these areas. During your visit, there may be some other areas of the cathedral where you are not allowed to take pictures, but these areas will be clearly marked.

route map

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