St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral - Priority Entrance

St Paul's Cathedral
London
EC4M 8AD

T: 020 7246 8350

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday : 8:30am - 4:30pm

cieling.jpgClimb up the dome to the Whispering Gallery and a further 271 steps to the Golden Gallery for a classic London panorama.

St Paul’s is not only an architectural masterpiece and its dome a landmark of the London skyline, but also a symbol of hope, strength and resilience of the city and nation it serves. A cathedral has stood here since 604AD with the present cathedral now over 300 years old.

Enjoy the beautiful décor of the vast cathedral floor before climbing to the famous Whispering Gallery with its unique acoustics. Continue to the Stone or Golden Galleries on top of the dome for breath-taking panoramic views across London.

The crypt is the resting place for famous Britons such as Lord Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and the cathedral’s architect – Sir Christopher Wren. Visitors will also find the award winning 270° film experience, Oculus – an eye into St Paul’s.

Explore using included multimedia guides available in nine languages or join into a guided tour or introductory talk, all at no extra cost.

Changes to opening and closing times:

The Whispering Gallery is closed until further notice.

Please note that the cathedral is not open for sightseeing on Sundays. 

The cathedral opens for sightseeing at 08.30 Monday to Saturday. Last admission to the cathedral is at 16.00. Once inside the cathedral, access to the Whispering, Stone and Golden Galleries is from 09.30 – 16.15. The cathedral closes for sightseeing at 16.30. The café, restaurant and shop close at 17.00. 

April 18th Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing 12.45 

April 19th Good Friday. No sightseeing. Cathedral open for worship only 

April 20th Last admission for sightseeing 15.00. Last admission to galleries 15.15   

May 11th Last admission for sightseeing 15.00. Last admission to galleries 15.15.  Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors 16.00 

May 16th Cathedral opens 10.15. Galleries open 10.30 

May 21st Last admission for sightseeing 14.30. Last admission to galleries 14.45.  Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors 15.30 

June 22nd Last admission for sightseeing 11.30. Last admission to galleries 11.45.  Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors 12.45 

June 24th Last admission for sightseeing 11.30. Last admission to galleries 11.45.  Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors 13.00 

June 29th Last admission for sightseeing 11.30. Last admission to galleries 11.45.  Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors 13.00

July 3rd Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 13.30

July 10th Last admission for sightseeing 15.00. Last admission to galleries 15.15. Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors 16.00

July 12th Cathedral opens 11.30

July 22nd Cathedral opens 10.15. Galleries open 10.30

September 25th Cathedral opens 10.15. Galleries open 10.30

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