Visit Us

The Cathedral is open every day to pilgrims and visitors for worship, prayer and visiting. Many people come in to explore the wealth of history in the building, or to simply experience the quiet sanctity of this sacred space.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak from Monday, 23 March, all public worship and other Cathedral activities will be suspended. The Cathedral will remain open 10am to 4pm as a place for quiet prayer, however it will close half an hour prior to advertised services.

Cathedral opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 7:30am to 7:00pm
Public Holidays: 10am to 4pm

The Cathedral Shop is located adjacent to the main entrance. Available for purchase is a range of merchandise including bibles, holding crosses, postcards, candles, recordings of the Cathedral Choir and other souvenirs by which you can remember your visit.

Out of precaution due to COVID-19, the Cathedral Shop is temporarily  closed. The online shop is still available, however there may be delays in sending orders. 

Cathedral Shop opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday: 2.30pm to 5.45pm

See what others say about their visit to St Paul’s Cathedral – read our Trip Advisor Reviews here.

Visitor Information

Visiting Times

The Cathedral is staffed by guides during opening hours (subject to the availability of volunteers) and there are information guides available at the back of the Cathedral in various languages to allow visitors to take a self-guided tour.

Cathedral Shop

St Paul’s Cathedral Gift Shop stocks a wide range of gifts, handcrafts and devotional items, that make great souvenirs of a visit to St Paul’s. 

Normal Opening Hours (Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19 restrictions):
Weekdays 10am to 6pm
Saturdays 9am to 6pm
Sundays 2.30pm to 5.45pm

Our shop may be closed to the public, but our online shop has been given some loving care and now has lots more to offer! Click below to check it out and make your purchase.

Self Guided Tour

Visitors can pick up free cards inside the Cathedral which have information and a basic map of the building. These cards are available in a number of different languages and should be returned at the end of your visit. Alternatively you can use this short self-guided tour to navigate your way around the Cathedral.

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