Step-Free Access Available,
Wheelchair Accessible (Partially),
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets (Crypt).
Entry to St.Paul’s Cathedral in central London is free for wheelchair users and one assistant.
St.Paul’s Cathedral is currently constructing a 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, will consist of two symmetrical ramps either side of a central staircase to the north transept door.
For the time being though, wheelchair access is via the south churchyard entrance. Where a lift provides direct access to both the Cathedral floor and the crypt (where the wheelchair-accessible toilets are located).
There is also a temporary ramp on the south side of the Cathedral while the permanent ramp is being constructed – but this temporary ramp allows access to the Cathedral floor only.
In the interior of the 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 though. However, a “flythrough” video shows you the view from the Galleries.
See the London Wheelchair Map for details of other wheelchair accessible attractions, restaurants and hotels in London.
Photo credit: Pixabay – St.Paul’s Cathedral at night, seen from the Millennium Bridge over the River Thames in central London.