Two powerful beams of light will rise high into the air above St Paul's as they did 70 years ago when the guns of War fell silent in Europe.
To mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the lights will recreate the famous V shape as on 8 May 1945.
For three nights from Friday 8 - Sunday 10 May the lights will project from the south side of the Cathedral.
The Bell Ringers at St Paul’s will also mark the occasion by ringing a quarter peal of 1270 changes of Stedman Cinques on Saturday 9 May beginning at 11am.
- Fast Track entry
- Access to all 5 levels of the cathedral (cathedral floor, crypt, Whispering, Stone and Golden Galleries)
- Touch screen multimedia guides
- Option to join onto guided tours and welcome talks upon arrival
- Oculus, 270° film experience
St Paul's Cathedral - Sir Christopher Wren's iconic masterpiece sees it's 300th anniversary with the end of a 15 year £40m clean and repair programme. It is a spiritual centre in the heart of London and visited by millions every year from around the world. Sightseeing tickets are available to book for Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays, St Pauls is open for worship only.
Standard tickets from 365 include discount and should simply be presented at the pre-paid entrance on arrival at the Cathedral.
For changes to opening times see 'More Information'...
Why not combine your visit to St Paul's Cathedral with other famous attractions and activities in London such as Kensington Palace or a Thames Cruise.
St Paul’s Cathedral, whose dome dominates London’s skyline, is England’s architectural masterpiece and place of national celebration. The cathedral was designed by the famed architect Sir Christopher Wren, after the Great Fire of London in 1666 destroyed its predecessor. The cathedral took 35 years to build from 1675 – 1710, spanning the lives of five monarchs and was the first cathedral to have been built and completed in its architect’s lifetime.
St Paul’s Cathedral is where people and events of overwhelming national significance have been celebrated, mourned or commemorated. From state funerals for British heroes such as Sir Winston Churchill, to the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer, and National Services of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilee’s of Her Majesty the Queen.
IPod touch-screen multimedia guides in 11 languages are included for sightseers offering up to 90 minutes of audio commentary, videos and imagery for a self guided tour. Tours led by cathedral guides are also offered, usually starting at 10.00, 11.00, 13.00 & 14.00 and last for 90 minutes; visitors should register to join a tour once inside the cathedral.
Explore the cathedral floor then visit the Whispering Gallery to test the unique acoustics. Climb further to the Stone and Golden Galleries, which afford breathtaking panoramic views across the city.
Descend to the crypt which houses tombs and memorials to famous Britons such as Admiral Lord Nelson, The Duke of Wellington and Wren himself. Visitors can enjoy the award winning video exhibition located here; ‘Oculus: an eye into St Paul’s’ is a 270° HD film experience that brings the 1400 years of the cathedral’s history to life. The films offer visitors a unique insight into the history of the site and St Paul’s as a vibrant working church.
This Is Not Me, is a month-long exhibition of artwork from the unique perspective of people with an acquired brain injury, organised by the Acquired Brain Injury Forum for London (ABIL).
Running from January 27 to February 26 for all sightseeing visitors to view during their visit, the exciting exhibition in the Cathedral's Minor Canons' Aisle portrays the reality of living with an acquired brain injury and challenges the perceptions of this 'hidden injury'. The 20 works on display have been created by people with a range of acquired brain injuries who are learning to come to terms with changes in their lives, sometimes having to ‘get to know’ themselves and their place in society all over again. Their experience provides a unique lens on the universal themes of alienation, trauma, loss, identity and acceptance.
Dates & Times
St Paul’s Cathedral Closures February 2017 onwards.
Please note that the cathedral is not open for sightseeing on Sundays.
- The cathedral opens for sightseeing at 08.30 Monday to Saturday.
- Last admission to the cathedral is at 16.00.
- Once inside the cathedral, access to the Whispering Stone and Golden Galleries is from 09.30 – 16.15.
- The cathedral closes for sightseeing at 16.30.
- The café, restaurant and shop close at 17.00.
The cathedral opens for sightseeing at 08.30 Monday to Saturday. Last admission to the cathedral is at 16.00. Once inside the cathedral, access to the Whispering, Stone and Golden Galleries is from 09.30 – 16.15. The cathedral closes for sightseeing at 16.30. The café, restaurant and shop close at 17.00.
- March 1st Cathedral closed for sightseeing all day. Open for worship only. Café and shop open as normal.
- March 31st Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 13.00.Café and shop open as normal.
- April 13th Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 12.30. Café and shop open as normal.
- April 14th Cathedral closed for sightseeing all day. Open for worship only.
- April 15th Last admission for sightseeing 15.00. Last admission to galleries 15.15.
- May 6th Last admission for sightseeing 15.00. Last admission to galleries 15.15. Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors 16.00.
- May 9th Last admission for sightseeing 13.00. Last admission to galleries 13.15 Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors 14.30.
- May 23rd Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 13.00. Café and shop open as normal.
- May 24th Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 14.00. Café and shop open as normal.
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