Saint Paul's Cathedral

Local nameSaint Paul's Cathedral
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

This enormous white cathedral and one of London's tallest buildings serves as the seat of the Bishop of London and as a funeral site of important political figures (e.g. Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill). It is also here where Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles in 1981.

The current church was built in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren, one of the most famous English architects, after the Great Fire of London. Its interior is as imposing as its exterior - note the mosaics on the ceiling (added in the 19th century by William Richmond) and the marble altar from 1958 which replaced the original large Victorian altar damaged during WWII.

The dome is supported by eight arches, reaches 111 meters (366 ft), and contains three galleries - the Whispering Gallery (renowned for its acoustics), the Stone Gallery, and the highest point of the outer dome, the Golden Gallery, which can be reached via 528 steps and offers spectacular views of the city.

While inside the cathedral, do not miss the elaborate crypts, too. The cathedral contains Nelson's Tomb, Wellington's Tomb, and Sir Christopher Wren's Tomb.

St Paul's Cathedral is an active church so be sure to check the calendar of the events on the official website to make sure it will not be closed to the public due to religious events during your visit.

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Opening hours

Last tickets are sold at 4 pm and the cathedral closes for sightseeing at 4:30 pm.

Admission

Adults (18+): £18
Students, seniors (60+): £16
Children (6-17): £8
Family (2+2): £44

The price of admission includes entry to the Cathedral floor, crypt and the three galleries in the dome (Whispering, Stone and Golden). Admission also includes multimedia guides and guided tours (for individuals and family visitors, subject to guide availability on the day).

Save money by purchasing your tickets online and gain fast-track entry.

Note: Those who wish to pray in the cathedral are not charged.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Paul's_Cathedral

Official site https://www.stpauls.co.uk/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stpaulscathedral?_rdr=p

Twitter https://twitter.com/stpaulslondon

Email reception@stpaulscathedral.org.uk

Phone +44 20 7246 8350

Address Saint Paul's Church Yard, EC4M 8AD, London

Coordinates 51°30'49.585" N -0°5'54.521" E

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