St. Paul’s Cathedral

(7 customer reviews)

St. Paul's underground station, London (exit 2)

Guided by Isobel or Judy or Mary

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Tuesday Weekly 10.30 am 12.30 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

Short read: “Afloat upon ethereal tides St. Paul’s above the city rides”

Long read: “St. Paul’s is much more than a place of worship. It is a specific against grossness, brutality and despair. To set foot into St. Paul’s is to experience that cold shock straight from the past, beauty as a genius conceived it, grace that we had forgotten.”

Now as to practicals. There’s an admission charge to St. Paul’s, but there is a Group Rate. More to the point is your other “spend”: your time. To refract it through a great guide will “buy” you inestimable riches in St. Paul’s.

Knowing where to look and what to look for – and seeing these things through the translucent integument of their “stories” – it’s like going from blurry near-sighted to 20:20.

The St. Paul’s Cathedral Tour is guided by award-winning guides Mary (“Best Practical” – guiding equivalent of Baseball’s Triple Crown), Isobel and Judy, winner of the London Tourist Board’s Guide of the Year Award. Afloat upon its golden reputation – Winner, Best Tourism Experience in London Award – London Walks above the knock-offs glides. 

MEET YOUR GUIDE

Here’s Mary getting her St. Paul’s Tour Underway. She’s setting the scene. It’s an admirably clear crash course in the history of London.

ST. PAUL’S TOUR – THE PRACTICALS

The St. Paul’s Cathedral Tour takes place at 10.30 am every* Tuesday. The meeting point is just outside exit 2 of St. Paul’s Tube. N.B., the St. Paul’s tour ends – where else? – at St. Paul’s Cathedral, right by St. Paul’s Tube Stop

*But please always check the calendar and/or – should one be showing – pay heed to any Click to check dates this walk isn’t taking place announcements.

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

“Best Tourism Experience in London” Gold Medal Winner, Visit London

“London Walks puts you into the hands of an expert on the particular area and topic of a tour…” The New York Times

“The original and best – there are several companies offering walking tours of London but London Walks (London’s oldest) is easily the pick of the bunch” London, Cadogan Guide

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled Secrets of St. Paul’s tours do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Secrets of St. Paul’s Tour – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) “fit” is well-nigh perfect.

Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk makes a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood gift or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE GUIDING

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7 reviews for St. Paul’s Cathedral

  1. Mark Walker

    Yesterday was another brilliant walk with Mary at St Paul’s!

  2. Jerry Zurek

    Simon’s expert tour of St. Paul’s had a perfect balance of knowledgeable details and light factoids to keep the entire audience engaged.

  3. Erica Feiste

    Masterful guiding by Isobel yesterday; we had the benefit of a Royal visit and got to see HRH The Princess Royal at close range, but because of this visit Isobel had to guide us upside down and backwards from the way she usually does the cathedral tour. She handled the challenges with aplomb and we were thrilled. Thanks, Isobel!

  4. Ingrid

    Judy is an excellent guide and showed us things we would otherwise not have noticed. Very interesting.

  5. Elena

    The St. Paul’s walk is excellent with an excellent guide Isobel. Very engaging with a lot of interesting facts and easy to understand (as a foreigner). Highly recommend.

  6. Nadeem

    Never tire of London…I’ve had the pleasure of 8 or so walks with LW since 2018 (with a hiatus during unprecedented times). All have been good to very good. The St Paul’s walk is excellent.

    Isobel was our guide on 12th Oct. Engaging, witty, insightful. She brought the history of St Paul’s and Wren’s Masterpiece to life. Her descriptions appeared to effortlessly weave from one historical narrative to the next and it made the visit a glorious experience! St Paul’s is a remarkable building – powerful as a testament to God (for those who choose to believe) and mere mortals, last resting place for the seemingly great and good and full of ‘sacred’ geometry.

    The two hours really did ‘fly by’ and left me with the desire to return again, and be further enriched and enchanted by this great landmark.

    Bravo LW and Isobel.

  7. Clive and Ella

    On Tuesday 5th October Isobel led us with an informative and entertaining walk through St Paul’s. It is easy to see the obvious grandeur of the building but I appreciate being shown details that I would probably miss without guidance. Isobel explains the significance of the Cathedral as a religious and historical entity as well as its place as a landmark feature of the City of London.

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