St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

St. Paul's Cathedral
4.5
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 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 £18.00
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Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhoods. 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 neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of 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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Anthony M
9 contributions
May 2022
Would suggest going to visit on own terms. The tour guide had too much to say and we were there much longer than we needed to be.
Written 23 May 2022
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lkamphuis
Gold Coast, Australia1,170 contributions
I’ve always wanted to visit here with each visit to london - this was done today
We loved it / the tour was fabulous and our guide Mariam !? Was great
We did the walk to the top - exhausting but worth it
Written 19 May 2022
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary2,278 contributions
May 2022
I visited the St. Paul's Cathedral in the morning when there are not so many people around. It is a masterpiece of Cristopher Wren and must to see and visit!
Written 17 May 2022
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Mark Peverill
6 contributions
Excellent trip to view ST Paul’s cathedral, wonderful building, beautifully looked after, whispering gallery closed, but we managed to get to the top tower, fairly tiring, but fab views , the climb is not for the feint harted, but my wife and I loved it.
Written 15 May 2022
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KenSolihull_England
Solihull, UK201 contributions
May 2022
Such a remarkable building. You can see the building best from the Millennium Bridge. It would have been better if we went inside but we had little time.
Written 13 May 2022
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brat0029
North Mankato, MN106 contributions
Nov 2021
I love visiting the giant cathedrals and seeing the art. I was somehow a bit disappointed by this one. It's beautiful but somehow soulless. The Dome Tower was great, though, so you really should do that. It's a lot of steps.
Written 11 May 2022
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John B
Cardiff, UK118 contributions
May 2022
We visited St Pauls using the 2 for 1 rail offer which saved £21. The cathedral is well worth a visit but not as good as Westminster abbey in my opinion which has lots of famous Tombs. Nelson and the Duke of Wellington are the only notable resting places. We went to the Golden Gallery at top of the dome which was further and more claustrophobic than I expected but gave an amazing view when you get there, there are. it is reached by 528 steps mostly spiral inside walls or between the inner and outer of the dome and one way direction only so you cant change your mind but you get a feeling of satisfaction when you have reached the top
Written 11 May 2022
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Courtney
Lynnwood, WA3 contributions
Absolutely beautiful! Very cool piece of London’s history and beautifully cared for. Definitely recommend the dome tower, but BE IN GOOD HEALTH. If you have asthma, bring your inhaler, it’s a trek!
Written 10 May 2022
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Mathew Phillips
London, UK10 contributions
Apr 2022
I get very excited to visit saint paul's cathedral every time I pass by. something invades me inside that makes me feel as big as the monument in front of me
Written 10 May 2022
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omeriq
Plainview, NY161 contributions
Apr 2022
We were going to skip this but so glad that we didn't. It is a beautiful cathedral and the walk up to the top is tough but well worth it. The views are fabulous. If you miss the Shard or Sky Garden then definitely go to the top here.
Written 9 May 2022
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St. Paul's Cathedral is open:
  • Mon - Tue 08:30 - 16:30
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thu - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
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St. Paul's Cathedral admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost £18.42, while a popular guided tour starts around £4.39 per person. See all 289 St. Paul's Cathedral tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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