1. United Kingdom
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  3. London
  4. St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral: Fast-Track Entrance

Product ID: 19600
Enjoy discounted fast-track entrance to the London landmark of St Paul's Cathedral. Explore the cathedral floor and crypt, climb its 3 galleries and view panoramic London from the top of the dome. Multimedia guides and tours provided.
About this ticket
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy fast-track entrance to St Paul's Cathedral
  • Admire some of the best panoramic views of London from the top of the dome
  • See where the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana took place
  • Take advantage of touchscreen multimedia guides with adult and family tour formats
  • Listen as on-site guides provide introductory talks and lead tours
Full description
Enjoy fast-track admission and spend more time exploring St. Paul’s Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and England's place of national celebration.

Today St Paul’s is both a busy working Anglican Cathedral and one of London’s leading sightseeing attractions. Touchscreen multimedia guides are now included for sightseers; listen and watch, as the guide uses film, new photography, and detailed commentary to offer an effective interpretation of this unique landmark.

Opt for a more personal approach with tours of the cathedral floor and crypt led by cathedral guides 4 times daily; join in at no extra cost as you spend 90 minutes walking through the cathedral and learning about its art, its history, and its religious significance. Alternatively, join one of various short introductory talks offered throughout the day for a snippet of additional insight. These guided tours and talks are available on a first come first served basis. Please register on arrival. 

As you walk through the cathedral, you will notice it is filled with natural light, glittering mosaics, and paintings adorning its dome interior. See the chapels on the ground floor, then, for those who are able, climb the 257 steps to the Whispering Gallery to test the unique acoustics. Climb 119 further steps to the Stone Gallery and then 152 final steps to the Golden Gallery, both of which afford spectacular panoramic views of the city.

Take time to visit the crypt to view the many tombs and memorials to world-famous Britons, including Lord Admiral Nelson and the Duke of Wellington.
Includes
  • Discounted fast-track entrance tickets
  • Access to the cathedral floor, crypt, and galleries
  • Multimedia guide
  • Option to join guided tours and talks (there are limited spots and you must register on arrival)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD Please exchange your vouchers at the main entrances located at the west end of the cathedral. Voucher holders may use the fast track pre-paid desks if necessary. Wheelchair users should use the wheelchair-accessible entrance located in the south churchyard.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• This ticket does not allow you to skip the lines outside, but to use the fast-track admission desks inside
• Normal opening Monday-Saturday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (last admission 4:00 PM)
• Special events and services may restrict access to all or part of the cathedral
• Personal non-flash photography is permitted inside the Cathedral except in the Whispering Gallery. The recording of video and the use of lighting, selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods is not permitted
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Dogs are not allowed, except assistance dogs
• Begin your exploration of the church by picking up a multimedia guide, available in various languages
• No items larger than airline hand baggage may be brought into the cathedral. There is no cloakroom facility. Bags will be searched on entry
• The Whispering Gallery is temporarily closed and is expected to remain closed until sometime between Easter and Summer 2020
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1687 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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From start to finish the tour was AMAZING!!! Cathedral is absolutely STUNNING and being able to walk around all levels made the experience even better. The walk up to the top was challenging in the old legs but OMG the views from the top were totally worth the aching pain.

March 17, 2020

St Paul's is certainly worth a visit. It's a wonderful historic building, but there is also a real sense that this is part of a great Christian heritage. Booking in advance is worth it: money off and genuinely fast-track entrance. We took the audio guide, which was excellent in explaining the various parts of the building, and also giving spiritual insights. We went all the way up to the top: the Stone Gallery gives great views at an intermediate stage, and if you suffer from vertigo or claustrophobia, I wouldn't recommend going all the way on to the small Golden Gallery. Having said that, we had a Kenyan student with us who thought that was the best part! All in all, this is a highly recommended experience: great history, and a chance to reflect on the important things of life too. Thank you, St Paul's.

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January 11, 2020

The Cathedral was beautiful and we loved that we toured without being in a group. We were disappointed that we paid for fast track tickets and stood in line while others purchasing tickets at the door were getting in at the same time and some before us. We would not recommend purchasing fast track tickets, but definitely recommend touring the beautiful Cathedral.

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January 3, 2020

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Product ID: 19600