Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral – Via Tube, Bus, Cab, Walk

By Harshitha Jagathiesh

The Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral are two of the most visited attractions in London.

No tour is complete without visiting these two attractions and it’s easier to cover both in a day, given the short distance between them.

In this article, we will discuss the location, distance, and transportation facilities available from the Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Location and Distance to Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral

 Tower Bridge
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St. Paul’s Cathedral lies 2.7 km (1.7 miles) from Tower Bridge, which will take a quick 11-minute car ride.

If you take the tube, it takes about 14 minutes.

Alternatively, for those riding one of London’s iconic double-decker buses, it takes 17 minutes.

For individuals who prefer to go there with their bike, it’s only an 11-minute ride.

If you prefer to walk, it’ll take about 22 minutes.

Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral via Tube

St. Paul’s Cathedral via Tube
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To reach St. Paul’s Cathedral from the Tower of London using the Tube, start by heading to Tower Hill station.

The Tower Hill station is conveniently located just across the road from Tower Bridge. 

Once you’re at the station, you’ll find yourself at the right spot to catch the Circle or District lines heading toward Embankment.

The journey will take you to Mansion House Station, where you must get down. 

Upon exiting the station, it’s only a brief 4-minute walk to reach St. Paul’s Church. 

Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral via Bus

St Paul’s Cathedral to Buckingham Palace By Bus
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If you’re considering taking the bus from St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Tower of London, know that it might not be the most convenient option, but it’s still worth knowing about.

The journey is quite straightforward – you’ll only need to hop on one bus to reach your destination. 

Head to Great Tower Street (Stop TT) and catch Bus 15, headed toward Charing Cross. 

Once aboard, ride until you reach St Paul’s Churchyard (Stop SH)

From there, it’s just a short 2-minute walk to St. Paul’s Churchyard.

While on board, enjoy the experience of traveling on one of London’s classic double-decker buses – it’s a unique part of the city’s charm!

Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral via Cab

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Due to its short distance, taking a cab might not make sense.

But if you’re in a hurry or just prefer the convenience of a cab, starting from Tower Hill Street is a smart choice. 

It’s a bustling area, so spotting a yellow-lighted cab cruising by won’t be hard. 

Simply wave it down and hop in. 

Once inside, let the driver know you’re headed to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The route is straightforward.

The driver will take you along Tower Hill Street for about a mile until you enter the City of London. 

Then, expect a right turn onto Puddle Rock and another onto Queen Victoria Street. 

Continuing for half a mile, you’ll turn left onto Friday Street, followed by another left onto Cannon Street. 

From there, it’s a straight shot until you reach St. Paul’s Churchyard.

Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral via Bike

St. Paul’s Cathedral via Bike
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If you want the most efficient and budget-friendly way to travel from Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral, riding a bike is your best bet. 

London offers a convenient public bicycle hire scheme, making it easy for tourists to rent bikes and explore the city.

Start east on the Tower Bridge Approach to get from the Tower of London to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Then, turn left onto Tower Hill, essentially circling the Tower of London. 

Stay on the right and continue onto Byward Street and Lower Thames Street. 

After that, make a right onto Queen Street and continue for about 400 feet. 

Turn left onto Great St Thomas Apostle and then right onto Garlick Hill. 

From there, take a left onto Cannon Street – you should be able to see St. Paul’s Churchyard by this point. 

Finally, make a right onto Peter’s Hill and then a slight left to reach your destination.

Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral via Walking

St. Paul’s Cathedral via Walking
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Walking is the top choice for traveling between the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral. 

It’s a pleasant one-mile stroll through the City of London, allowing you to enjoy iconic landmarks along the way.

Starting from the Tower of London, head northwest and turn onto Lower Thames Street. 

Then, make a right onto St. Dunstan’s Hill and a left back onto Lower Thames Street. 

Take another left onto Monument Street and continue for 0.1 miles before turning left onto King William Street. 

Follow the pedestrian tunnel stairs and turn left toward Cannon Street. 

Finally, keep going straight until you reach St. Paul’s Cathedral.

St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge Tickets

We recommend buying the St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge Tickets in advance.

Buying these tickets in advance will save you the time and hassle of standing in long queues to book your tickets.

You must wait at least 30 to 90 minutes before getting your tickets at each attraction.

Buying your tickets online gives you skip-the-line access to the attractions.

Online tickets also allow you to choose your preferred time slot and date of visit.

The St. Paul’s Cathedral entry ticket has the added advantage of an audio guide that’s available in different languages.

After visiting the Tower Bridge, which will take around 60 to 90 minutes, you can head to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Keep at least 30 minutes for travel. 

However, the duration of travel will depend on the transportation you choose.

After reaching St. Paul’s Cathedral, you can cover the entire Cathedral in 90 minutes to two hours. 

Therefore, even if you’re in a hurry, skip-the-line tickets can help you see both attractions in a day by saving you time to stand in long queues.

Regardless of which attraction you visit, the bus line, route, and tour durations remain the same.

Both attractions will give you a new perspective on London’s history and architectural wonders.

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FAQs

1. How far of a walk is the Tower of London to St Paul’s Cathedral?

The distance from the Tower of London to St. Paul’s Cathedral is 1.7 miles.

It will take around 22 minutes to walk up there.

2. What’s the quickest way to get from Tower Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral?

Taking a cab or riding a bike are the fastest options, both taking around 11 minutes.

3. Are there any transportation options other than walking or taking a cab?

You can also take the Tube bus or ride one of London’s iconic double-decker buses.

Should I buy tickets for Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral in advance?

Yes, buying tickets beforehand is recommended to skip the long queues. 

Online tickets allow you to choose your preferred time slot and include an audio guide for St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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Harshita
About the author

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