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St Paul's Cathedral

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about St Paul's Cathedral.

St Paul's Cathedral features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day London City Guide5-day London City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • World-famous dome
  • Master piece of famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: +44 20 7246 8357

Web site: http://www.stpauls.co.uk/

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Monday - Saturday: 8:30am - 4pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 14.50 £
Seniors: 13.50 £
Students: 13.50 £
Children (6-16): 5.50 £

Public transport:

  • Central Line: St.Paul' station

Address: St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD

Things you need to know:

  • The current Cathedral was designed by the famous court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London
  • It is a protestant cathedral that has many similarities with St Peter's in Rome, notably in its enormous ornate dome
  • It has the largest swinging bell in Europe, Great Paul, which strikes every day at 1pm
  • The hour bell, Great Tom, strikes the hour and marks the death of royalty and senior churchmen
  • Important services have included the 80th and 100th birthdays of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer
  • This church is the symbol of the hope, resilience and strength of the city and the nation it serves

What to do there:

  • Take the IPod Touch audioguide included in the entrance fee
  • Enjoy the awe-inspiring interior of the cathedral
  • Make your way underground and explore the crypt
  • Climb up to the Whispering Gallery and try out the acoustic quirks of the
  • Continue to the Golden Gallery and enjoy breathtaking views of London

Tips & Insights:

  • Please note that it is not allowed to take photos inside
  • On Sundays the cathedral is open only for worship (free entrance)

 

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St Paul's Cathedral features in these preplanned City Guides: