St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral's awe-inspiring interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
There's so much to see and discover at St Paul's. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Climb the Dome
Climb up the dome to the Whispering Gallery and try out its unique acoustics; a whisper on one side can be heard clearly 100 feet away. Climb 271 more steps and reach the Golden Gallery at the very top of the dome where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views across London.
Go on a touchscreen multimedia tour
Fly-through videos of the dome galleries and zoomable close-ups of breathtaking mosaics and paintings will help you see more of St Paul’s than has ever been possible before. Multimedia Guides and Guided Tours reveal all about the history, architecture and daily life of the cathedral.
Discover the crypt
Make your way underground and explore the Cathedral’s foremost burial place. In the crypt lie some of the nation’s heroes including the Cathedral’s architect Sir Christopher Wren as well as the magnificent tombs of Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington.
Travel back in time in an immersive film experience
The 270˚ film exhibition, Oculus; an eye into St Paul's,brings 1400 years of history to life. Oculus takes you on a journey through the history and daily life of St Paul's Cathedral.Virtual access films take visitors up to the dome and galleries without leaving the ground.
Six steel figures by a renowned African artist are to be placed inside St Paul’s Cathedral, to commemorate the abolition of slavery and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr preaching at the Cathedral. All the World is now Richer, an installation by Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, is a work made of six life-sized steel figures, standing in a line to represent successive stages of the slavery story. From Friday 7th March 2014 the figures will be present just inside the Great West Doors for three months for all visitors to view.