The Chapter House,

St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

Tel. 020 7246 8348 (recorded information)

Tube St Paul's, Mansion House
Opening times: Mon-Sat  08.30 - 16.00
  The Cathedral, the crypt and the Ambulatory open
at 8.30
The Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery open at 9.30
  Open on Sundays and all religious holidays for worship only.
Visit lenght : 90 minutes
Ticket prices: Adult £ 11.50
  Child £   8.00    (5-15 years)
  Concession £   0.00    (Seniors only)

St. Paul's Cathedral is one of London 's most awe-inspiring sights. Wren's original design for rebuilding. St Paul's was based on High Renaissance ideas, but it was considered too Italianate and too modern.

The marvellous choir stalls and organ case near John Donne's tomb were carved by Grinling Gibbson as part of Wren's original decorative scheme. Next it is best to visit the crypt, with Waren's actual tomb, a simple black slab, and an audio-visual programme explaining the history and construction of the building, from the laying of the foundation stone in 1675 to the placing of the last stone on the lantern above the dome in 1708. The crypt itself is massive, extending beneath nearly the whole of the church. After the descent into the crypt the next and most exciting part is the ascent to the dome. There are 256 steps to the Whispering Gallery. The circular gallery carries sound round so that someone standing on the opposite side will hear your whispers quite clearly after several seconds' delay.

Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, has played important role in royal life  over the centuries. Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in St. Paul's in 1897 and the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was also celebrated there.  On 4 June 2002, the National Service of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral celebrated the current Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.

Booking and Travel Voucher

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of your travel date.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • For every confirmed booking you will receive a voucher for presentation at the destination.
  • Please take your voucher and exchange it for an entry ticket at the ticket office.

Additional Information

How to get there:
By Tube: St Paul's Station on Central line
By Road: Bus Routes: 11, 211

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