St. Paul’S Cathedral

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About St. Paul’s Cathedral

Saint Paul’s cathedral is a massive architectural marvel which can be spotted anywhere from the London city cape. This cathedral sits right in the center of the cityscape and attracts tourists with its old aura, majestic exterior and a classic interior. The mosaic inspired carvings and tinted windows will definitely teleport you back into the golden era.

This cathedral was where extremely infamous royal weddings were televised. The cathedral's west front made up of 30 foot long columned portico acts as the main entrance and its intricate detailing is something you should definitely explore. From the funerals of Lord Nelson and Winston Churchill to the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, St. Paul's Cathedral serves as the Anglican Episcopal in London and has played a significant role in many major cultural and religious events.

Climb up to the galleries, and learn about the mysterious whispering galleries and the science behind its intricate structure. Next on, the standard gallery and the golden gallery at a massive height of 52 meters, promise you an unbelievable view of the entire London cityscape. Explore the west towers, and learn about the massive bells called Saint Paul and Saint Tom. These humongous bells weigh tonnes, and chimes at every striking hour and when a royal member of high stature passes away.

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Why To Book St. Paul’s Cathedral Tickets?

St. Paul’s Cathedral tickets can always be purchased in person, purchasing St. Paul’s Cathedral tickets online is the most convenient and hassle-free method to visit here. You can avoid the crowds and heat of the ticket counter by getting St. Paul's Cathedral tickets online, which not only provides the convenience of pre-ordering but also gives fantastic discounts, allowing you to make your trip as cost-effective as possible.

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St. Paul’s Cathedral Tickets Highlights & Inclusions
Features

  • Saint Paul’s cathedral is one of the most spectacular architectural marvels inspired from the byzantine, neo-gothic and renaissance architectures.

  • The cathedral is spread over a vast expanse, wherein you will get to observe the courtyards, chapels and the west front where exclusive royal weddings were televised.

  • Take a grandiose tour of the cathedral with audio video guide available in 9 different languages. The 2 hour walking tour, through the massive galleries, bell towers and the chapels will leave you in awe of such spectacular beauty.

  • Visit the crypt and the memorial and witness the inscriptions dedicated to the heroes who lost their lives in the world war.

  • With the St. Paul’s Cathedral tickets, you will get an admission into the attraction directly without waiting in a long queue at the entrance.

  • You will also get an audio guide available in 9 different languages including- Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Korean.

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Experiences In St. Paul’s Cathedral

Saint Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most vivid architectural marvels that will leave you speechless. The splendid cathedral has a fascinating interior and exterior inspired from the Byzantine and medieval styles. During your visit to this place, you can spot massive towers, memorials, and fantastic sculpture on the dome of the cathedral that you shouldn't miss out on.

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The West Front

As you enter into the grandiose St. Paul’s Cathedral, you will come across the immensely beautiful west front. This serves as the main entrance into the cathedral, however it only opens on extremely royal or celebratory occasions. The west front has a vivid exterior and sits as a highlight from the rest of the cathedral. In here, you will spot splendid 30 foot high columned portico topped with columned colonnade. On the extreme end sits a sculpture which is called as the conversion of St. Paul by Francis bird. There are humongous bell towers studded on both sides of the portico.

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The Dome Exterior

Standing tall amidst the London skyline, the beautiful Dome of the St. Paul's Cathedral London is something that will leave you in awe. This beautiful dome, made with brick and with outercatsing of lead, is one of the strongest structures that you will spot. The dome has three layers, with a middle layer made up of concrete and a splendid inner layer. The dome consists of a beautiful cross which stands at a height of 366 feet and can be clearly spotted anywhere from the London cityscape. The dome is an eccentric architectural marvel which was inspired from the infamous Cathedral of Basilica, only with added features.

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The Dome Interior

The Dome interiors are considered some of the most splendid architecture across the world, by the people who have visited. The interiors are extremely lavish and the nave goes up to a height of 97 feet. With delightful sculpture, classic artefacts and interiors, the dome is something you should not miss out on. The construction of the St. Paul's cathedral interior is done in such a way, so that all the visitors can get a clear view of the mass overhead. The dome consists of 24 rose gold tinted windows, which receive unobstructed sunlight in the morning, illuminating the interior.

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The Apse

The Apse makes up the eastern portion of the St. Paul's cathedral. This apse was constructed entirely by donations, and is one of the must visit spots. In here you will find inscriptions of plenty of names, of people and soldiers who lost their lives in the gruesome world war II. The apse was constructed in the year 1958, and its serene architecture will definitely catch your eye. The area in general is a semi circular structure with eccentric architecture inspired from the gothic, byzantine and romanesque styles. The apse is also known as the american memorial chapel, wherein you will spot 28000 names of the heroes who died in the wars.

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The High Altar

The high altar also sits on the eastern front of the St. Paul's cathedral. The high altar is entirely dedicated to the innocent soldiers who lost their lives on the world war II climes. The high altar also has unbelievable beautiful architecture, made up of 4 tonnes of white marble specially imported from Italy. There is a super large cross which sits on the high altar and at a height of 10 feet. There is a stone embellished silver and with 5 feet candle sticks studded on either side. The high altar is covered by a humongous oak canopy as well.

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Interior Artwork

St. Paul's Cathedral London has eccentric interior artwork that will attract art lovers and also stands as a testimony to the rich art an culture. Inspired by the best of artist traits from the Byzantine, gothic and neo renaissance period, the interiors of the cathedral are incredible. In here you will find fabulous monumental mosaics that go down as one of the most beautiful interiors. The fountain square mosaics, and the carvings and art of Sir James Thornhill's dome murals, Grinling Gibbons in the quire, the Victorian mosaics and Henry Moore's Mother and Child: Hood make it even more enchanting.

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Clocks And Bells

You will find splendid bell towers in the St. Paul's cathedral which sits in the western front, also called the west towers. The towers go as high as 20 feet and consist of three faces, with two humongous bells hanging, called the Great tom and the great paul. The great tom bell chimes whenever there is a death in the royal family, or a person in the society of high stature. On the other hand the great paul takes pride in being the second largest bell in the world after the Olympics bell.

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The Walls

The entire St. Paul's cathedral is a massive two storey building with intricately carved walls, mosaics, and sculptures inspired from the medieval and gothic times. The choir and the aisles of the nave make up only one storey and the wall above is false. Although the upper exteriors are false, the fascinating and intricate architecture will definitely impress you. The walls of the cathedral overlook the entire fantastic view of the River Thames.

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The West Towers

You will find splendid bell towers in the St. Paul's cathedral. There are two stunning bell towers which sit in the western front, also called the west towers. The towers go as high as 20 feet and consist of three faces, with two humongous bells hanging, called the great tom and the great paul. The great tom weighs around 5 tons and strikes every hour, and its gripping ring can be heard from far away as well.

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Inside The St Paul’s Cathedral Dome

The insides of the St Paul’s Cathedral Dome promises some of the most lavish and ubiquitous views of the entire London cityscape. This fantastic marvel has inspired all tourists over generations to discover the science behind the architecture of the Cathedral. Catch a glimpse of the ball and land lantern as well, on your visit here.

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The Whispering Gallery

The whispering gallery and its fascinating beauty will leave you in awe. The whispering gallery can be found, after a climb of 257 steps from the cathedral floor. The most attractive thing here is when you whisper something in the gallery, it can be heard by anyone, far away clearly. This fantastic marvel has inspired all visitors over generations to discover the science behind. The architect designed this gallery by carefully observing the features of sound waves. When you whisper something along the walls, people standing as far as 33 meters can clearly catch what you are saying.

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The Stone Gallery

The stone gallery of the Saint paul’s cathedral, stands at a height of 52 meters above the ground and at a climb of 360 steps from the floor. The stone gallery overlooks the entire serene London cityscape. Catch a glimpse of the most splendid sunset with the cityscape as the backdrop. The stone gallery is a sought after attraction, wherein you can relax post your cathedral tour. The unobstructed views from up above are splendid for photography and videography of the United Kingdom’s skyline. It is also the first of the two galleries, and lies directly above the whispering gallery.

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The Golden Gallery

The golden gallery lies at the top and right above the stone gallery. Thai small enclosure, made of stones and concrete is another exquisite spot from where you can catch the unobstructed views of the London cityscape. It is situated on the outer dome at a height of 52 meters. At such panoramic heights, you will reverse a fresh breath of air and breeze. The golden gallery is located at a climb of 528 steps in a compact space and cannot accommodate a lot of visitors. However, the stunning view of the London cityscape, with the golden sun striking at dawn, will leave you in awe of its beauty.

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The Ball And Lantern
The Ball And Lantern

The ball and the lantern is officially the topmost structure of the entire Saint Paul cathedral. The lanterns weigh a splendid amount of 7 tonnes. The structure of the ball and the lantern dates back to 1821, and were designed by the infamous CR cockerell. The ball and the lantern, make up the exteriors, and are sereen sculptures that can be spotted anywhere from around the London cityscape because of its massive height ever since 1821. The origins ball and the lantern were replaced only recently.

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What To Expect While Visiting St. Paul’S Cathedral

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  • The splendid St. Paul’s Cathedral is where the infamous royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was held. The cathedral is one of the most massive architectural beauties that you will spot in the entire United Kingdom excursion. Explore the entire dome and its two storeyed massive exterior and learn about its intriguing past, vivid architecture and more.
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral also consists of the humongous domes, with three massive galleries. Learn about the mysterious whispering gallery and catch the unobstructed views of the London cityscape from the stone and the golden gallery at a height of 52 meters.
  • Explore the massive bell towers and catch a glimpse of the largest bells also called the ‘great tom’ and the ‘great paul’. Learn about the intriguing exterior and interior features of the high altar, apse and more. The eye-catching interiors, inspired from the neo gothic and renaissance architecture will leave you in awe.
  • Enjoy the audio guide available in nine different languages, walking you through the chapels, massive hallways, memorials and west towers of the Saint Paul’s cathedral. The languages available are Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Korean.
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Know Before You Book St. Paul’s Cathedral Tickets

Essential Information
How To Reach St. Paul's Cathedral
Rules And Regulations

Location: St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom

Timings - 8.30am-4.30pm (Monday-Saturday) 8am-6pm (Sunday)

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this cathedral is during the morning hour to avoid long queues and rush at the booking counter. The cathedral remains relatively empty during the weekdays wherein you can explore the cathedral fully and at leisure.

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Tips To Visit St. Paul’S Cathedral

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  • Book an online St. Paul’s Cathedral tickets to avoid the long queues at the booking counter. Carry a physical copy of the ticket, identity cards and visas in case you are a foreigner.
  • Reach the destination early to explore the cathedral at leisure. The cathedral is spread over a massive expanse, hence tourists should take a minimum 2-3 hours to explore it carefully.
  • Behave decently and give respect to the authority and officials present at the spot.
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FAQs

Can I buy St. Paul's Cathedral Tickets online?

Yes, you can purchase your St. Paul's Cathedral tickets online with various travel sites for the most exclusive deals and best offers.

Do we have to book in advance for St. Paul's Cathedral Tickets?

It is not necessary to book the St. Paul's Cathedral tickets in advance. However, it is advisable to book the St. Paul's Cathedral tickets in advance, atleast a day prior to your visit so that you don't have to wait in long queues and can have a hassle free entry.

For how long are St. Paul's Cathedral Tickets valid?

St. Paul's Cathedral Tickets are valid only for the booked event date and time only.

What is there to do at St Paul's Cathedral?

Saint Paul cathedral is spread over a massive expanse, and has domes, vivid exteriors, three splendid galleries and memorials that you should not miss out on. Explore the west front and learn about the chiming of the two massive bells at the southern western bell towers. The cathedral’s whispering galleries, will leave you speechless with its intriguing mystery.

How long does it take to tour St Paul’s Cathedral?

It takes around 2-3 hours to fully explore the cathedral. The cathedral has massive domes, beautiful exteriors and intriguing memorial and chapels that will take 3 hours to understand its structure, history and architecture at its best.

How do I get to St Paul’s Cathedral?

  • By Bus: If you are taking a bus, lines 63, 748, and 76 which are closest to the Cathedral.
  • By Train: For travelers boarding the train, THAMESLINK is the nearest mainline route to the Cathedral and directly reaches the destination.
  • By Tube: CENTRAL and CIRCLE are the closest lines via Tube to the Cathedral.
  • By Cab: You can easily hire a cab or rent a vehicle to get there, it will be about a 12 minutes drive from the city center of London.

What are the opening timings for St Paul’s Cathedral?

The operational timing for Saint Paul’s cathedral is from 8.30 am to 4.30pm.

Is Photography allowed inside St Paul’s Cathedral?

Yes, Photography is allowed inside St Paul’s Cathedral.

Why is St Paul’s Cathedral so famous in London?

St Paul’s Cathedral is incredibly famous for its vivid architecture and awe-inspiring exterior and interior. The cathedral is where the royal weddings have been televised and its beautiful classic architecture will leave you speechless.

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