The London Pass has the following options you can choose from:
St. Paul's Cathedral
Built between 1675 and 1710, St Paul’s Cathedral is Britain’s iconic masterpiece created by architect Sir Christopher Wren. It is the fourth church to stand on site.
Book St. Paul's Cathedral Tickets and travel back in time. Explore the Cathedral's interiors and learn about its 1,400 years of history through the award-winning 270˚ film experience of Oculus. You can witness the famous St Paul’s Cathedral dome, one of the biggest domes built in the entire world, which stands at a height of 366 ft.
Discover the extraordinary acoustics of the Whispering Gallery and stop by Stone and Golden Galleries to capture the stunning panoramic views of the London skyline. Step into the Crypt to pay your respects to the famous Britons like Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and Sir Christopher Wren.
The best way to purchase your St Paul's Cathedral tickets is to buy them online. This offers a safe and contactless transaction. Additionally, it offers the following benefits:
Your visit to St Paul's Cathedral will not be complete without witnessing its iconic dome. Framed by the spires of Wren’ City churches, St Paul's Cathedral dome stands at a height of 366 ft and has 528 steps. It has dominated the London skyline for over 300 years.
Witness the Whispering Gallery situated around the dome at a height of 100 feet. There are 259 steps leading up to this spectacular structure that is widely known for its acoustic properties. From here, a further 117 steps lead up to the Stone Gallery around outside of the dome and a further 166 steps that takes you to the Golden Gallery.
The nave is the long main section visitors walk along after entering St Paul's Cathedral, where you’ll get to catch the breathtaking interiors of the dome. Used as both ceremonial and public space, here you’ll get to see the massive 30-foot-tall Great West Door as well as Thornhill’s paintings that depict the eight scenes from the life of St. Paul.
St Paul's Cathedral houses a number of interesting chapels, most of them accessible from the nave. All Soul’s Chapel, dedicated in 1925 to the memory of Field Marshal Lord Kitchener and the American Memorial Chapel commemorating the 28,000 Americans who were killed while travelling to Britain during WWII are a few to be named.
The Crypt contains the tombs of many well-known figures, including the painters Constable, Turner and Reynolds. Sir Christopher Wren’s tombstone is situated under the south aisle along with two of Britain's greatest heroes - the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Nelson.
Learn all about St Paul's Cathedral’s 1400 year old history through the Oculus - the popular 270-degree film experience. With state-of-the-art projection technology, St Paul’s Oculus aims at immersing visitors in fascinating stories of the iconic landmark through its award-winning experience.
St Paul's Cathedral’s exteriors feature 180-foot-long West Front, with its main entrance and columned portico surmounted by upper colonnade. You’ll also notice the statue of St. Paul and Saint James and Peter at the West Front. Two Baroque towers can be seen on either side of the portico.
The Cathedral Library boasts a huge collection of more than 21,000 books and manuscripts dating from 1690. It also includes the Object Collection that has numerous artefacts linked with the history of St. Paul’s. These include models, painting and archaeological findings.
Here is everything you need to know before visiting St Paul's Cathedral
There is a gift shop available on the premises of St Paul's Cathedral itself. You can buy guidebooks, music records, stationery items, limited edition art and drawings and much more.
There is also an online shop along with worldwide shipping.
Address: St Paul's Cathedral Gift Shop, The Chapterhouse, St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom
There are no restaurants at St Paul's Cathedral, but there are some irresistible options just nearby.
Franco Manca: If you're craving for some delicious pizza, Franco Manca is right outside St Paul's Cathedral. With specials changing every day, you can have some of the best sour dough pizza in the area.
Cafe Rouge - St Paul's: Enjoy a delectable spread of French cuisine at Cafe Rouge. Whether it's a French Onion Soup, Poulet Breton or a delicious Creme Brulee, you can find it all here!
Wagamama: If you're in the mood for some Asian food, you can't go wrong with this Japanese restaurant. You can enjoy sizzling hot noodles served straight to your plate from their traditional teppenyaki grill!
Budget: Travelodge London Central Bank, The Z Hotel City, St Christopher's Inn
Mid-Range: Club Quarters Hotel, London, St. Paul's, Hotel Motel One London Tower Hill, The Montcalm at The Brewery London City
Luxury: London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Cheval Three Quays, Shangri-La The Shard, London
Here are some other breathtaking attractions of London you can't miss.
Westminster Abbey: Discover the British Monarchy from the perspective of Christianity. Westminster Abbey is the final resting place for 17 members of the Sovereign along with many other famous people from the past.
Tower Bridge: Learn the functionings of the famous London Tower Bridge and discover the panoramic views of London city from River Thames. You can also spot some other beautiful attractions of London like the London Eye, the Shard, the Tower of London, and many more!
SEA LIFE London Aquarium: Take a break from learning history and watch the sea life thrive around you at London's famous aquarium! Learn more about Nature's beauty with interactive sessions and demonstrations.
A. St Paul's Cathedral is now open for visitors to enter.
A. St Paul's Cathedral has taken up the necessary measures to ensure public safety at all times. This includes mandatory temperature checks at all times, usage of signs and floor markers to follow social distancing protocol, rigorous cleaning regulations and more.
A. St Paul's Cathedral ticket price starts at £20.
A. The best way to purchase St Paul's Cathedral tickets is to book them online. This way you get vouchers for great offers and can also reserve slots well in advance, granting access to the venue for the date of your choice.
A. Yes, you can book any date of your choice, if you book your St Paul's Cathedral tickets online.
A. In light of the current COVID-19 situation it is ideal to buy your tickets online as the dates are usually booked almost one month in advance. Tickets are also subject to availability at the ticket counter. So, in order to avoid getting disappointed it is highly recommended to book your St Paul's Cathedral tickets online
A. For St Paul's Cathedral Admission tickets - Discount is available for children aged between 6 to 17 years and for families that consist of 2 adults and 2 children.
For the London Pass - children aged 5-15 years can enjoy reduced ticket price upon displaying valid photo ID.
A. Children under 6 years of age do not require a ticket and can enjoy free entry. (Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the galleries).
St Paul’s Cathedral offers complimentary entry for visitors with disabilities and an accompanying companion – these tickets should be requested on arrival.
A. Your entry tickets to St Paul's Cathedral cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled once booked. The London Pass tickets can be cancelled anytime during the life of the pass, as long as it has not been activated.
A. No, you do not need to print the tickets for St Paul's Cathedral. You can show the ticket on your mobile and enter the cathedral.
A. It is recommended to spend at least two hours at St Paul's Cathedral to make the most out of your experience
A. Yes, you are required to bring a photo ID to enter St Paul's Cathedral. Any ID with a clear picture of the individual on it will suffice.
A. The Whispering Gallery will remain closed until further notice. The Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery will be open on Saturdays and school holidays only. Please note that entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to social distancing capacity.