Overview

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  • Rates valid until March 31, 2019

  • Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together

3 Hours 20 Jul, 21 Jul, 22 Jul, and more United Kingdom
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • St. Paul's Cathedral Entrance Ticket
  • The Golden Gallery
  • The Dome
  • The Stone Gallery
  • The Whispering Gallery
  • Exhibition - Oculus: an eye into St Paul’s
  • All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Pick up and drop off service from Hotel 
  • Meals other than those specified in inclusions
  • Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
  • Tips (not mandatory)
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Entrance ticket to St Paul's Cathedral
  • Admire the magnificent architecture of Sir Christopher Wren, including the cathedral’s famous dome
  • Walk the same ground Prince Charles and Princess Diana did when they married in 1981
  • See the memorials and tombs of famous British figures like Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington
  • Tour the cathedral independently with a multimedia guide that provides audio commentary and a video touch screen in nine languages

 

St Paul's Cathedral 
The Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has overlooked the City of London since 604 AD, a constant reminder to this great commercial centre of the importance of the spiritual side of life. The current Cathedral - the fourth to occupy this site - was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Its architectural and artistic importance reflect the determination of the five monarchs who oversaw its building that London's leading church should be as beautiful and imposing as their private palaces. 

Dominating the London skyline, the magnificent domed cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was completed in 1710. Visitors can now enjoy a new inclusive multimedia guide which weaves together contemporary photography, archive film footage (including the wedding of HRH Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer) and the voices of those who work in St Paul’s today, with interviews and commentary from the Dean of St Paul’s, the Conservator and Director of Music amongst others.

The Golden Gallery
The Golden Gallery is the smallest of the galleries, which runs around the highest point of the outer dome, 280ft (85.4 metres) and 530 steps from ground-level. While the dome and galleries were being built, Wren was hauled up and down in a basket at least once a week to inspect the work in progress. He was 76 by the time this work was completed in 1708 and he watched as his son placed the last stone in position.

The Dome 
St Paul's is built in the shape of a cross, with the dome crowning the intersection of the arms. It is one of the largest Cathedral domes in the world, 111.3 metres high. It weighs approximately 65,000 tonnes and is supported by eight pillars. Between the arches of the inner dome are mosaics of prophets and saints, which were installed between 1864 and 1888. The murals in the dome were created between 1715 and 1719 by court painter Sir James Thornhill and feature scenes from the life of St Paul.

The Stone Gallery
The Stone Gallery is one of the two galleries above the Whispering Gallery that encircle the outside of the dome. The Stone Gallery stands at 173 ft (53.4 metres) from ground-level. It is reached by 378 steps. While the Dome and galleries were being built, Wren was hauled up and down in a basket at least once a week to inspect the work in progress. He was 76 by the time this work was completed in 1708 and he watched as his son placed the last stone in position.

The Whispering Gallery
The Whispering Gallery runs around the interior of the Dome and is 259 steps up from ground-level. It gets its name from a charming quirk in its construction, which makes a whisper against its walls audible on the opposite side.

All are welcome to visit the award-winning 270º film experience “Oculus – an eye into St Pauls’.

Important Information:

The Cathedral is open for sightseeing from Monday to Saturday. It is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout that day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.

The Cathedral, the Crypt and the Ambulatory open at 08.30 hours, while the Whispering Gallery, the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery open at 09.30 hours.

 

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