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) | Guided Tours at 11am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2pm
 
PRICES
On the door: £15 (Adult), £6 (Child), £14 (Concessions), £36 (Family), FREE (Under 5s)
 

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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. Book tickets to see the wonderful St Paul's Cathedral. 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.

 

St Paul's Cathedral events

 
City of London FestivalCity of London FestivalCity of London FestivalFounded in 1962, the City of London Festival is a summer programme of music, visual arts, film, walks and talks. It takes place across several City of London venues, including St Paul's Cathedral, and outdoor spaces, and many of the events and activities are free (particularly if outdoor). While details of this year's event are yet to be confirmed,22nd June 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
St Paul's Cathedral,   St Paul's Churchyard      EC4M 8AD
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City of London Festival
event > Seasonal > Festivals
PRICING  Various Prices
DATES  22nd June to 25th July 2014
Founded in 1962, the City of London Festival is a summer programme of music, visual arts, film, walks and talks. It takes place across several City of London venues, including St Paul's Cathedral, and outdoor spaces, and many of the events and activities are free (particularly if outdoor). While details of this year's event are yet to be confirmed,... More about this event
 
City of London Festival Children's ParadeCity of London Festival Children's ParadeA record number of 1,500 children and young people from across London are taking part in this year's Children's Parade which travels in a noisy and colourful cavalcade from Guildhall Yard to the steps of St Paul's Cathedral as part of the City of London Festival. In 2014, classic children's stories provide the inspiration for colourful costumes an27th June 2014Friday 27th June 2014 Where:
St Paul's Cathedral,   St Paul's Churchyard      EC4M 8AD
Category: event
Free Event 
City of London Festival Children's Parade
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 27th June 2014
A record number of 1,500 children and young people from across London are taking part in this year's Children's Parade which travels in a noisy and colourful cavalcade from Guildhall Yard to the steps of St Paul's Cathedral as part of the City of London Festival. In 2014, classic children's stories provide the inspiration for colourful costumes an... More about this event
 

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Opening and closing times for St Paul's Cathedral

Today (Sunday) St Paul's Cathedral is closed.

Monday:

8.30
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Tuesday:

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16.00
 
 

Wednesday:

8.30
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16.00
 
 

Thursday:

8.30
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16.00
 
 

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8.30
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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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Hotels near St Paul's Cathedral

Near St Paul's Cathedral
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  37% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  31% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 3 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  36% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Rising from the very heart of the Square Mile, the listed façade of an early 20th Century building on the site of Henry VIII's Bridewell Palace ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest St Paul's Cathedral

Nearest to St Paul's Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was the ... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 10 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near St Paul's Cathedral

The best museums, galleries, attractions near St Paul's Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ... More
 
 
 
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What Has Happened Here'
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Thursday 17th and Sunday 20th April 2014 at 1pm-1.30pm, 2pm-2.30pm and 3pm-3.30pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Create a London-based story....More
 
 
 
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Globe To Globe: Hamlet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th and 19th April 2014 at 7.30pm & 20th April 2014 at 6.30pm
Middle Temple Hall, Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 11 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Hamlet is charged to avenge the murder of his father, in Shakespeare's political tragedy. A pared-down version, directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst....More
 
 
 
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John Patrick Reynolds: Asterix Screenprints
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th to 20th Apr 2014 - Various Times
Craft Central, 33-35 St John's Square, EC1M | 12 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Prints of the classic French comic character Asterix the Gaul....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near St Paul's Cathedral

Near St Paul's Cathedral
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, SE1 | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
First performances in The Sam Wanamaker Theatre are due to begin in January 2014. For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe will ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near St Paul's Cathedral

The best shops and markets near St Paul's Cathedral
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard working folk start ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near St Paul's Cathedral

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Refectory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from St Paul's Cathedral
... More
 
 
 
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Restaurant at St Paul's Cathedral
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from St Paul's Cathedral
In the basement of Sir Christopher Wren's grandest architectural achievement is burial place of St Paul's Cathedral, where those who have made an outstanding contribution to ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
5-14 St Paul's Church Yard, City, London EC4M | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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Education near St Paul's Cathedral

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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 12 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near St Paul's Cathedral

The best pubs near London St Paul's Cathedral.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, EC4V | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 5 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
... More
 
 
 
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global reputation is founded on ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near St Paul's Cathedral

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near St Paul's Cathedral.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 2000 people.... More
 
 
 

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The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels
The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

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

In this major exhibition the Museum of London will use new research and state-of-the-art technology to showcase the insights that ...More

 
What Has Happened Here'
Kids Events | Until 20th April 2014 

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

Create a London-based story....More

WetYourSelf!
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

Fabric 8 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

House and techno courtesy of Alex Under, Pirupa, Glimpse, Alex Jones, Valentino Kanzyani, Mirko Loko, Dorian Paic, Mariano Mateljan, ELM, ...More

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Barbican Centre 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces ...More

 
The World's Biggest Ping Pong Date
Leisure | On 20th April 2014 

Bounce 10 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 18 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

Nominated for a staggering seven Oliviers in this year's Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Artea Quartet
Concerts | On 20th April 2014 

Conway Hall 18 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

The quartet performs Mendelssohn's Four Pieces, Schulhoff's Five Pieces and Schubert's Quartet In G....More

Shadow Child
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

XOYO 19 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

House from the Strong Island-based DJ, with support from MJ Cole, Friend Within and Gotsome....More

Tim Penn
Concerts | Until 18th May 2014 

The Nightjar Bar 19 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

The musician performs a blend of ragtime, stride, rhumba, soul-jazz, R&B and swamp rock musician....More

Airbound Weekender 2014 - Closing Party Easter Sunday
Music | On 20th April 2014 

Horse And Groom 19 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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