St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most famous cathedrals in the world and is a must-visit when in London. This religious monument is known for its Renaissance and English Baroque architecture designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London. Its most distinctive feature is its lead-covered dome which is one of the largest domes in the world.
Visit St Paul’s Cathedral to learn and appreciate the deep roots of history and significance behind it. St Paul’s Cathedral has been the venue of many major cultural and religious events such as the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as the funeral of Winston Churchill.
History and Collections
St Paul’s Cathedral holds centuries of history within itself. Its architecture and decoration are an expression of the Christian faith and are reflective of Britain over the centuries. Inside the Cathedral, there is a trail of artwork and historical collections for guests to immerse in.
Guided and Self-guided Tours
Throughout the day, there are several guided tours and talks suited to your preference. Offering multilingual audio guides for non-English speakers, everyone can dive deep into the history behind St Paul’s Cathedral. Additionally, there are multimedia guides available for those who want to learn more about the key objects and aspects of the building.
There are three galleries at St Paul’s Cathedral – the Whispering Gallery, the Stone Gallery, and the Golden Gallery. All three galleries can be reached by climbing from 259 to 528 steps which offer breathtaking views of the London skyline. Although it may be difficult to climb up, the views from St Paul’s galleries are exceptional!
Please note: the Whispering Gallery is closed for the foreseeable future.
Special services and events may mean that all or part of the Cathedral are closed either in advance or short notice, Please check closures here.