St Paul's Cathedral

 
 
ADDRESS
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M 8AD
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 8.30am-4pm (last entry). Sunday open for worship only and there is no sightseeing.
 

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St Paul's CathedralBeing the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill were conducted inside the church's fortress-like walls, as was the elaborate fairy-tale wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Built by court architect, Sir Christopher Wren, after the Great Fire of London in 1666, the cathedral miraculously survived the Blitz in World War Two when most of the surrounding area was flattened by German bombing raids. It consequently served to act as an inspirational symbol of British strength in the nation's darkest hour. During the construction of the dome and galleries, architect Wren was wrenched up and down in a basket at least once a week to inspect the work in progress. By the time work was completed in 1708, Wren was 78 years old and watched on as his son placed the last stone in position. Three curving galleries lead up to the dome - one of the largest in the world and one of the best viewing points in the City.

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Architectural symbolism and sentiment, medieval relics and Victorian mosaics, curving galleries and great dome.

 

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Simon JohnsonSimon JohnsonAn organ recital.2015-06-07T16:45:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
St Paul's Cathedral,   St Paul's Churchyard      EC4M 8AD
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Alan MorrisonAlan MorrisonA summer series at which some of the world's very best organists, led by the musicians of St Paul's, play the Cathedral's Grand Organ.2015-06-10T18:30:00+01002015-06-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
St Paul's Cathedral,   St Paul's Churchyard      EC4M 8AD
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Peter HolderPeter HolderAn organ recital.2015-06-21T16:45:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
St Paul's Cathedral,   St Paul's Churchyard      EC4M 8AD
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Peter Holder
London Symphony Orchestra And London Symphony Chorus With Edward GardnerLondon Symphony Orchestra And London Symphony Chorus With Edward Gardner2015-06-24T20:00:00+01002015-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
St Paul's Cathedral,   St Paul's Churchyard      EC4M 8AD
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London Symphony Orchestra And London Symphony Chorus With Edward Gardner
Orchestra Of The Age Of EnlightenmentOrchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment2015-07-02T20:00:00+01002015-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
St Paul's Cathedral,   St Paul's Churchyard      EC4M 8AD
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Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
 

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Opening and closing times for St Paul's Cathedral

Today (Tuesday) St Paul's Cathedral closes at 16.30

Monday:

8.30
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16.30
 
 

Tuesday:

8.30
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16.30
 
 

Wednesday:

8.30
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16.30
 
 

Thursday:

8.30
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16.30
 
 

Friday:

8.30
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16.30
 
 

Saturday:

8.30
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16.30
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - St Paul's Cathedral Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
St. Paul's Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Mansion House Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Snowhill NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Museum of London 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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    Lunchtime Recital
    Concerts | On 2nd June 2015 

    St Bride's Church 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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    Voga at Coq d'Argent
    Sporting Events | Until 27th September 2015 

    Coq d'Argent 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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    The Merchant of Venice
    The Merchant of Venice
    Theatre | Until 7th June 2015 

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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    King John
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    Theatre | Until 27th June 2015 

    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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    Flora And Fauna
    Exhibitions | Next performance 2nd June 2015 

    Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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    Sonia Delaunay
    Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015 

    Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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    Australia Piano Quartet
    Concerts | On 2nd June 2015 

    Barbican Centre 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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    London Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding
    Concerts | On 2nd June 2015 

    Barbican Centre 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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    Theatre | Until 7th June 2015 

    Barbican Centre 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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