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About the St Paul's Cathedral

London's largest cathedral, and a massive historical monument.

Access of the public includes the main floor, the undercroft where most of the monuments are based, and up high to the top of the dome.

Dome climbs can be a bit scary for those afraid of heights, but there is a chance to go outside and look down from almost the very top of the dome if you make it all the way up.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

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

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Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to St Paul's Cathedral

The nearest station is St. Paul's which is 0.1 miles away.


St Paul's Cathedral - Latest News

Tickets Alert: Tours of St Paul’s Cathedral’s triforium
Tickets Alert: Tours of St Paul’s Cathedral’s triforium

St Paul’s Cathedral has restarted tours of its triforium, the space high up above the nave that’s not normally open to the public.

St Paul’s Cathedral’s reopens its Dome to visitors
St Paul’s Cathedral’s reopens its Dome to visitors

The Golden Gallery at the very top of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral is now open on Saturdays and later this month, school holidays, for people with a good head for heights to visit.

London’s cathedrals reopening to tourists
London’s cathedrals reopening to tourists

Some of London’s Cathedrals, and an Abbey, are reopening to visitors of a secular nature, and those that need booking are now selling tickets.

There was once a hospital underneath St Pauls’ Cathedral
There was once a hospital underneath St Pauls’ Cathedral

The grand staircase in front of St Paul’s Cathedral once had underneath it a small hospital staffed by volunteers in the days before the NHS.

The St Lawrence Jewry memorial drinking fountain
The St Lawrence Jewry memorial drinking fountain

A grand Victorian drinking fountain sits next to St Paul’s Cathedral, but it wasn’t there originally and only ended up there due to WW2.

Shepherd and Sheep in Paternoster Square
Shepherd and Sheep in Paternoster Square

In Paternoster Square is a sculpture of a shepherd and sheep, also called Paternoster – the sculpture that is, not the sheep. They are unnamed.

Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral
Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral

Plans to revamp an existing office block next to St Paul’s tube station could see a large roof garden open to the public added to the top.

Tickets Alert: The Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral
Tickets Alert: The Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral

An annual tradition is being continued this Christmas, with a powerful performance of Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral.

See St Paul’s Cathedral lit up this weekend
See St Paul’s Cathedral lit up this weekend

This weekend, a huge video projection will be beamed onto the frontage of St Paul’s Cathedral, and some photos of the overnight tests have been released.

Tickets Alert: Evening openings at St Paul’s Cathedral
Tickets Alert: Evening openings at St Paul’s Cathedral

Over four nights in August, it will be possible to go into the mighty stone edifice and see it in the twilight hours.

The three smallest monuments in St Paul’s Cathedral
The three smallest monuments in St Paul’s Cathedral

A Cathedral packed with monuments, here are the three smallest – military brasses, Solomons temple… and a piece of King Herod’s 2nd Jerusalem Temple, maybe.

The year St Paul’s Cathedral nearly lost its dome
The year St Paul’s Cathedral nearly lost its dome

It’s Christmas Eve 1924 and while people are preparing for the festivities, the City of London is busy preparing an urgent notice – they plan to close St Paul’s Cathedral.

London’s Alleys: Panyer Alley, EC2
London’s Alleys: Panyer Alley, EC2

An alley that can be traced all the way back to Tudor London, with a famously enigmatic stone plaque on one wall.

St Paul’s Cathedral drops photography ban
St Paul’s Cathedral drops photography ban

St Paul’s Cathedral has decided to allow photography within the building, overturning a ban that was often surreptitiously ignored anyway.

London’s Alleys: St Paul’s Alley, EC4
London’s Alleys: St Paul’s Alley, EC4

This is London’s shortest alley, and also one that you can’t actually walk down any more as modern gates replicate a medieval barrier.

Tickets Alert: Handel’s Messiah at St Paul’s Cathedral
Tickets Alert: Handel’s Messiah at St Paul’s Cathedral

An annual tradition is being continued this Christmas, with an uplifting rendition of Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral.

Late openings at St Paul’s Cathedral in the Summer
Late openings at St Paul’s Cathedral in the Summer

Ordinarily, visitors to St Paul’s Cathedral during the day are not supposed to take photos, but for five evenings, the Cathedral is opening its doors to photographers.

St Paul’s Cathedral loses its bells
St Paul’s Cathedral loses its bells

Earlier this week, the bells of St Pauls’ Cathedral were removed and sent back to their makers for repairs. Not that they are under warranty anymore, as they were made by John Taylor & Co in Loughborough… in 1878.

London Public Art: The Paternoster Vents
London Public Art: The Paternoster Vents

These massive stainless steel sculptural artworks near St Paul’s Cathedral are both art and function – for they are also ventilation shafts for an electricity substation in the basement underneath.

London’s Pocket Parks – Garden West of 25 Cannon Street, EC4
London’s Pocket Parks – Garden West of 25 Cannon Street, EC4

A rather fine pocket park in the City of London that is not managed by the City of London. And unlike other parks, it doesn’t have a name.

The silence of the bells at St Paul’s Cathedral
The silence of the bells at St Paul’s Cathedral

The bells of St Paul’s Cathedral are to be removed later this month for restoration work, meaning that the Cathedral’s celebratory bells will fall silent until late next year.

The decayingly ornate YHA behind St Paul’s Cathredal
The decayingly ornate YHA behind St Paul’s Cathredal

Hidden away from tourists on a side street, what is the former St Paul’s Cathedral choir school makes for a most unusual Youth Hostel today.

London’s Alleys – Wardrobe Place, EC4
London’s Alleys – Wardrobe Place, EC4

A delightful little courtyard can be found hidden away in the small maze of streets just to the south side of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Tickets Alert: Hear Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral
Tickets Alert: Hear Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral

An annual tradition is being continued this Christmas, with an uplifting rendition of Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

Recent exhibitions

Hands on History: Mudlarking at St Paul’s Cathedral
This mudlarking exhibition provides an opportunity to meet London’s mudlarks and see their fascinating collections
2021-09-03
2021-09-05

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