- Ages 4+
- Tourist Attractions, Landmarks
St Paul's, with its world-famous Dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline, but there is so much more to Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece than its impressive facade, for those who explore beyond the surface!
Workbooks and 'family trails' on a wide range of topics related to the Cathedral are available to download from the St Paul's website (available through the link below!) which can - when printed in advance - help you make the most out of your trip and also help to keep the kids amused as they explore.
A spiritual focus for the nation since its first service in 1697, many important events have taken place within its walls, from the state funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill to the wedding of the Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer and the Thanksgiving services for Her Majesty The Queen's Golden Jubilee and 80th birthday.
The Cathedral is currently in the process of being restored and the results so far are breath-taking. This may mean a minor loss of access in some areas but by the same token you will be able to view the amazing efforts being made to secure and restore this amazing building.
But of course, the pinnacle of any trip to St Paul's has to be the winding journey up the spiral staircase to the Whispering Gallery, to sample its unique audio effects before travelling up and out to the Stone and Golden Galleries, which afford a panoramic view of London that is second to none.
Sightseeing: Monday to Saturday 08:30 - 16:30
Galleries: Monday to Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
30 minute before attraction closes
Kids (6-17): £8.50
Family (2 adults & up to 3 kids): £48.50
Family (1 adult & up to 3 kids): £34.00
St Pauls Churchyard, London, Greater London, EC4M 8AD, England
020 7246 8350
WebsiteClick here to visit St Paul's Cathedral's website.
Yes, there is parking nearby.
There is a public car park on Queen Victoria Street. On-street parking is very restricted.
Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities.
St Paul's Cathedral has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
Yes, St Paul's Cathedral is wheelchair friendly.
The south churchyard entrance is step-free, and is the recommended access for entry for wheelchair users and people who cannot negotiate the steps.
St Paul's Cathedral has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.
Assistance/Guide Dogs only