St Paul's is not only an architectural masterpiece and its dome a landmark of the London skyline, but also a symbol of the hope, resilience and strength of the city and nation it serves. A cathedral has stood here since 604 AD with the present cathedral having been built between 1675-1710 after the Great Fire of London destroyed its predecessor in 1666.
Its rich and diverse history means there is lots for visitors to the cathedral to discover on the cathedral floor, the crypt and the galleries; experience the acoustic quirks of the Whispering Gallery and breathtaking panoramic views from the Golden Gallery.
The crypt is the resting place for many famous Britons such as Lord Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and the cathedral's architect himself - Sir Christopher Wren.
Visitors can explore using a touch-screen multimedia guide; join a guided tour; and watch the award winning 270° film experience, Oculus - an eye into St Paul's.
Visitors may view the new video art installation 'Mary', a companion piece to 'Martyrs', both by American artist Bill Viola. Additionally there is an exhibition of a unique altar frontal, made for the national service of thanksgiving held at St Paul's at the end of WW1. It is accompanied by stories about some of the 138 servicemen who embroidered it whilst recovering from injuries sustained during the Great War.
Monday - Saturday 08.30-16.30 (Galleries 09.30-16.15)
Last admission 16.00.
Opening times may vary. Please check website for detail.
- Is free: No
- Has disability access: Yes
- Has discounts for families: Yes
- Has discounts for groups: No