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London: St Paul's Cathedral Entry Ticket

1. London: St Paul's Cathedral Entry Ticket

Explore 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 60 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. Please note that the Whispering Gallery is closed to the public until further notice. Entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to capacity controls in operation, and there may be time restrictions in place.

Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

2. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivaled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square. With all ticket types you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction). Departure times vary for the river cruise. You can board the river cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 16), Greenwich Pier, Westminster Pier (near stop 18) and the London Eye Pier (near stop 11). Big Bus route highlights include Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Covent Garden, Bank of England, Monument, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, City Hall, Lambeth Palace, British Museum, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace and Notting Hill.

London: Tootbus London by Night Bus Tour

3. London: Tootbus London by Night Bus Tour

See London as the sun sets and watch the city burst into life at night from an open-top deck. London looks spectacular at night, and the best seat is from above. Hop on board, sit back, relax, and enjoy the fresh air as you rediscover the city from a whole new perspective. In just 90 minutes, pass by Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, the Shard, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Southbank and many more. Don’t miss out on the perfect way to discover or re-discover the city, under a whole new light. There really is no better way to get around London and see its most famous spots in such a short space of time.

London: 4 Course Lunch Tour by Luxury Coach

4. London: 4 Course Lunch Tour by Luxury Coach

After meeting your bus at the Victoria Embankment bus stop 40B, you will be greeted personally before being seated at your own table aboard the top deck of a glass-roofed, luxury coach. During your 2-hour tour, a full 4-course meal, all prepared and cooked fresh on-board, will be served whilst you travel past London's most famous sights. You will encounter St. Paul's, the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Shard, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and many more. Enhance your experience by adding a wine pairing option, carefully chosen to bring out the best in each flavourful dish. At the conclusion of this gourmet sightseeing experience, you will be returned to your starting point at the Victoria Embankment.

London: Panoramic Evening Open-Top Bus Tour

5. London: Panoramic Evening Open-Top Bus Tour

Discover London's most famous landmarks and monuments as the sun begins to set on the city. Board an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy a one-round sightseeing tour. The tour lasts for 90 minutes and has been carefully designed to cover all the city's top sights and attractions including the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. Sit back and discover London's fascinating history with fun and engaging pre-recorded audio commentary. You can choose among 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Our engaging virtual guides will entertain you with incredible facts and stories.

London: City Tour with River Cruise & London Eye

6. London: City Tour with River Cruise & London Eye

Begin your tour of London with a journey through the City of Westminster onboard a luxury coach. See the Albert Memorial, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and much more as your guide tells you exciting stories and facts about London's long history. Your first stop is Buckingham Palace where you will watch the Changing of the Guard. During the ceremony, get a view of the famous guards in their red tunics and bearskins as they perform their march. It is the epitome of British pomp and pageantry. Following this, you will visit St. Paul's Cathedral and take a guided tour around the iconic, domed building. Learn more about Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece and the 35 years it took to build. At your next stop, discover London’s darker side as you tour the Tower of London. This historic fortress in the middle of London is a notorious historical prison and execution site, its long and bloody history steeped in myth and legend. As the day winds to a close, hop on a scenic cruise down the River Thames to enjoy a unique view of the beautiful London waterfront and the Houses of Parliament. Your tour will end with a flight on the London Eye, Europe's tallest Ferris wheel. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of London as you absorb everything you have learned from a full day of exploring the city.

London: The Old City of London - Guided Walking Tour

7. London: The Old City of London - Guided Walking Tour

During this 2.5-hour tour, you will learn about the Roman settlements fortified by the wall built in 220 AD – and still visible today. Relive scenes from The Da Vinci Code at the Temple Church, former headquarters to the Knights Templar. Move forward in time through to the Middle Ages when the iconic Tower of London rose over the City. Discuss the Great Fire of London in the shadow of the Monument, dedicated to its memory. Discover the magnificent domed St. Paul’s Cathedral, wedding hall to Charles and Princess Diana in 1981. Stroll the River Thames and plan your route out of the City while learning about the famous Tower Bridge and more recent Millennium Bridge. Explore the streets, squares, pubs, and secrets of London’s most historical district on this enlightening and entertaining excursion.

London: Private Walking Tour with Lunch

8. London: Private Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a private walking tour through London and discover the city's most popular attractions with a local guide. Along the way, stop for lunch and end the day savoring typical British delicacies. Start in the morning at Charing Cross Train Station station, where you'll see the most popular landmarks in Westminster. See highlights, such as Trafalgar Square, the Changing of the Horses Guard Parade, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the iconic London Eye. Take a relaxing break as you stop for lunch at an authentic British restaurant. Then, walk past other famous London sites, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern Gallery, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and London City Hall. Explore shopping centers, children’s play areas, pubs, and party hangouts. End the tour at a cafe to experience Britain’s classic treats and drinks. Your guide can drop you off either at your accommodation or your preferred evening venue.

London: City Highlights Bike Tour

9. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

Ride at a gentle pace and discover some of the most famous landmarks in London. You'll stop for a snack along the way and you're welcome to bring your own. After the tour, your guide will be happy to assist you in any way they can and share their great experiences of London. The journey starts outside Hotel Hilton at 129 Bayswater road, 20 meters from Queensway tube station. You will cruise through the wonderful Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park to visit some of the most famous places in the world such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben. Then, follow the River Thames towards the iconic Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, making a stop at the Monument of London and, of course, at Sir Christopher Wren's, and St Paul's Cathedral.

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What people are saying about St Paul's Cathedral

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Well organised activity london eye/river cruise/ open top bus tour. Staff helpful and friendly. The river cruise was fab. The staff were knowledgable and funny. Made trip very interesting. Would highly recommend. Had a mix up with ticket dates and customer service sorted it with no hassle. Well worth money. Had a very enjoyable day. Thank you to all.

A true masterpiece - we can only imagine how this was built and being preserved. It is worth to climb the stairs to to the top and view the city.

Great experience! Booking through the website is very simple. There is a separate counter for check in if you book through getyourguide.

528 steps of stairs worth to see the view! Don't miss it!

Fascinating Crypt. Big walk to dome but fabulous view.