About the cathedral
St Paul’s is not only an iconic part of the London skyline but also a symbol of the hope, resilience and strength of the city and nation it serves. Above all, St Paul’s Cathedral is a lasting monument to the glory of God.
Among the events marked at St Paul’s are royal occasions. In 1897 Queen Victoria commemorated her Diamond Jubilee at the cathedral. Queen Elizabeth II has also celebrated her Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees at St Paul’s. Royal weddings too have been held at the cathedral, including HRH The Prince of Wales’ marriage to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
Its rich and diverse history means there is lots for visitors to the cathedral to discover. Explore the cathedral floor then climb the 257 steps to test the acoustic quirks of the famous Whispering Gallery. Continue up to the Stone and Golden Galleries and enjoy breath-taking views across London, or take a moment for reflection and contemplation. Journey below the cathedral floor to the crypt, where you can locate the tombs and memorials of world renowned historical figures including Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Christopher Wren himself.