- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor
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.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
St Pauls Churchyard, London, Greater London, EC4M 8AD, England
Click here to visit St Paul's Cathedral's website
020 7246 8350
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Sightseeing: Monday to Saturday 08:30 - 16:30
Galleries: Monday to Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Kids (6-17): £8.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £44.00
30 minute before attraction closes
Assistance/Guide Dogs only
The south churchyard entrance is step-free, and is the recommended access for entry for wheelchair users and people who cannot negotiate the steps.
There is a public car park on Queen Victoria Street. On-street parking is very restricted.