St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

St. Paul's Cathedral
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 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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from $23.85
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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 neighborhoods. 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 neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment 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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holidayyay_11
Castleford, UK137 contributions
Expensive visit!
Quite expensive at £23 a ticket which we paid when we went in! Although it can be used for a year, but we don’t live in London so not sure if we will within the year?… Beautiful building to wonder around, we spent about an hour there. Nice to sit on the steps outside and people watch too!
Written July 19, 2021
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CotswoldsDan
Cotswolds31 contributions
BREATHTAKING
Jul 2021
This trip is a must. We booked in advance with an audio tour - accessed the cathedral straight-away. There was a church service (underneath the dome) soon after we entered which we attended. We opted for a guided tour (Anne) whose knowledge was marvellous and kept us entertained for an hour. At the time of booking we were unable to access the higher levels - it is a good reason in itself to return to do this. The average time to view this spectacular cathedral is meant to be two hours, give yourself extra time - you will not regret it.
Written July 19, 2021
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Salsakimmy
Harlow, UK1 contribution
Fantastic visit to St Paul’s, and our wonderful guide Ben
Jul 2021 • Friends
What a fabulous visit to St Paul’s cathedral. Booking was smooth and easy online. Entry with the on line tickets was extremely easy.
The staff were just so friendly and helpful. As the visitor numbers are low at the moment it’s an ideal time to go - no queuing and we had Ben, one of the guides, all to ourselves. He was extremely knowledgeable and informative and threw in some wonderful anecdotes. We asked lots of questions and Ben was very patient with us. We were taken to places which are out of bounds if you’re wander around on your own.
The architecture is amazing and the ceilings are just so beautiful. The history of this cathedral is so interesting.
I would recommend a visit!
Written July 13, 2021
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the_big_b_dog
London, UK18 contributions
The majesty of the city of London
Absolutely breathtaking building in the heart of London. Well worth the admission price, go up the top of this incredible building to see a view of London
Written July 11, 2021
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Nesto69
Maidstone, UK203 contributions
Beautiful building
Jul 2021
This stunning iconic building is steeped in history and in a wonderful location. Staff were helpful on arrival but do get there early if you want to go to the top as queues were long. Also great to hear the magnificent organ being played as well.
Written July 11, 2021
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Mickey C
5 contributions
Awe inspiring!
Jul 2021
My first day of sightseeing! More beautiful and historic than I thought it would be! I met a wonderful priest who blessed us and spoke to us about many of the symbolic pieces we viewed. I will visit St. Paul’s again!
Written July 7, 2021
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Raintrek
Northampton, UK159 contributions
Was not the glorious church I was expecting
Jul 2021
As such an iconic place I was expecting this to have a near magical atmosphere and was looking forward to feeling close to God.

Sadly, I felt no connection at all. Sure, it's an OK museum but, not a good one. There was a distinct absence of little side chapels to pray in solitude just huge open areas. Even during the pandemic when tourists were at a minimum it felt so open and devoid of feeling. Honestly, the inside looked and felt like a museum.

This feeling was not helped by the mainly terrible attitude of the staff.

There was one very nice and helpful lady on the door but that was it. The lady on the till seemed to need a lot of help. The ladies in charge of the electronic guides seemed to find even the small number of guests annoying to their social engagement with each other and barely gestured in the direction of the devices. I mentioned that as a wearing of hearing aids they were no use to me and they were totally disinterested, didn't offer an alternative at all. Indeed, I am not even sure they gave me enough attention to notice I had said anything.

There was a lady with a North American accent on a walkie talkie who was crazy loud, clearly no idea how British people tend to like their churches to be. I am reasonably certain whoever she was talking to could have heard her without the radios, totally disrespectful. I am saying this in relation to it being a place of worship, it was probably OK for a museum.
Written July 6, 2021
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Caroline
40 contributions
Incredible building and Volunteer Tour Guide Michael
Jun 2021 • Friends
Incredible volunteer Tour Guide Michael yesterday. So sad he rushed off at the end, I wanted to say thank you. Wonderful tour of an incredible building. Fantastic experience for anyone with a disability, staff could not be more helpful, kind or inclusive.
Written June 27, 2021
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ANNA B
35 contributions
Impressive space!
Jun 2021
A huge contrast with all those medieval cathedrals! Try to attend a sung evensong which requires no religious input from those not that way inclined - you will get the effect of the amazing acoustic.
Written June 25, 2021
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK1,690 contributions
Awesome, once you are in ...
Jun 2021
We arrived late in the day and had Tesco tickets but that turned out to be a big problem, as the first cashier didn’t have a clue how to process them through the till. A second guy took over and tried even harder to get us in, but failed...15mins ticked by...he radioed his supervisor, who eventually arrived, understood the customer service implications and immediately gave us entry, saying she’d process the voucher later. Training needed on the tills, me thinks.

The building itself is a marvel, double marvel when you read how they had to build it back then. The ceiling paintings and architecture are breath taking. The presence of history, immense. The size, cavernous.

Well worth a visit, but don’t use Tesco vouchers to get in!
Written June 25, 2021
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  • Mon - Sat 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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