Accessible St.Paul's Cathedral London

Accessibility :

Step-Free Access Available,
Wheelchair Accessible (Partially),
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets (Crypt)

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Accessible St.Paul's Cathedral in London

St.Paul’s Cathedral is open to visitors from Monday-Saturday only.

Entry to St.Paul’s Cathedral in central London is free for wheelchair users and one assistant (although a small donation will be greatly received – the upkeep of St.Paul’s Cathedral is reliant on visitors’ donations – and as there have been no visitors for the last few years, donations are needed now more than ever).

There is a newly-built (2022) permanent accessible entrance on the north side of the Cathedral, providing inclusive access for visitors, staff and volunteers. The construction, the most significant external change to St.Paul’s Cathedral in its 300 year history, consisted of building two symmetrical ramps either side of a central staircase to the north transept door (in keeping with the style of this magnificent building).

St Paul's Cathedral Accessible Entrance
St Paul's Cathedral - Accessible Entrance (photograph courtesy of St.Paul's Cathedral)

In the interior of St.Paul’s Cathedral, both the quire and sacrarium on the Cathedral floor have a small user-operated chairlift.

Access to the Whispering Gallery, the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery is by stairs only though. However, a “flythrough” video shows you the view from the Galleries.

But worry not. There is a wee alternative way of seeing St.Paul’s Cathedral from on high, and from very near. While the stair-climbers are busy heading up to the Whispering Gallery, wheelchair users should trundle around to One New Change (a shopping centre), which has a completely wheelchair accessible rooftop terrace – which overlooks the rear of St.Paul’s Cathedral.

So your wee bonus is a rooftop London view OF St.Paul’s Cathedral –  a view that you can’t see FROM St.Paul’s Cathedral.

And there’s also a fantastic bar/restaurant up there too. So a view of St.Paul’s Cathedral while sipping an amazing cocktail, or while eating some equally amazing food?

Not a bad alternative I suppose!

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