St Paul’s Cathedral London hours

By Harshitha Jagathiesh

St Paul’s Cathedral welcomes visitors throughout the week, allowing ample time to explore its grandeur.

The St Paul’s Cathedral London opening hours are from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm from Monday to Saturday except Wednesday. 

The St Paul Cathedral visiting hours on Wednesday are from 10 am to 4.30 pm.

The last entry is at 4 pm, 30 minutes before closing time. 

The access to Dome Galleries closes at 4.15 pm.

St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to tourists on Sunday and only open for worship.

The St Paul’s Cathedral London hours are given below: 

DaysOpening timeClosing time
Monday to Saturday8.30 am4.30 pm
Wednesday10 am4.30 pm
SundayClosed for touristsClosed for tourists
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St Paul’s Cathedral Services Times

St Paul’s Cathedral Services Times

As a working church, St Paul’s Cathedral conducts daily services that are open to the public. 

Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance and witness the harmonious blend of faith and history. 

Here are the St Paul’s Cathedral service times from Monday to Saturday:

Event Timing
Morning Prayer7.30 am
Eucharist8 am and 12.30 pm
Choral Evensong5 pm
Evening Prayer without Choral Evensong3 pm

The St Paul’s Cathedral mass timings on Sunday are given below: 

Holy Communion 8 am
Choral Mattins10 am 
Morning Prayer without Choral Mattins8.45 am
Eucharist11.15 am
Choral Evensong3 pm and 5.30 pm

It’s important to note that these services are religious ceremonies, not tourist attractions. 

While attending a service, certain cathedral areas can be closed to tourists. 

Please respect the occasion and ensure you are appropriately dressed.

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

On average, visitors spend approximately 1.5 to 2 hours exploring the cathedral’s intricate details and historical significance. 

The duration of your visit to St Paul’s Cathedral largely depends on your level of interest and curiosity. 

However, suppose you’re a history buff or an architecture enthusiast. In that case, you can be engrossed in its enchanting ambiance for several hours.

Best time to visit St Paul’s Cathedral 

The best time to visit St Paul’s Cathedral is during the off-peak season, typically from October to February. 

During this time, you can escape the crowds and have a more serene and immersive experience. 

For an optimal visit, arriving either in the early morning at 9 am during the initial St Paul’s Cathedral hours or in the late afternoon is advised. 

This strategic timing allows you to make the most of your experience by avoiding crowds and enjoying a more serene atmosphere.

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Here is a brief of all the St Paul’s Cathedral tickets to help you plan your visit.

Entry ticket: This simple entry ticket offer skip the line benefit and lets you enjoy a self-guided tour around the Cathedral. 
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St Paul’s Cathedral + Westminster Abbey: Get the combination ticket to enter the most famous Churches in London. 
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St Paul’s Cathedral + Thames River Cruise: With this combo, you can tour the Cathedral and then enjoy a river cruise on the Thames. 
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London Pass: Visit more than 85 attractions within 2 to 10 days. You do not have to purchase individual entry tickets and get to save about 50% on admission tickets.
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Go City London Explorer Pass: With this pass, you can visit St Paul’s Cathedral and a choice of 2 to 6 attractions in London. 
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About the author

Harshitha’s heart lies where greeny mountains meet stretches of beach. She believes getting lost is the best way to explore