Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Address:
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Ludgate Hill, The City, London 51.513805 -0.098393
Dates & Time:
Monday to Saturday (the cathedral is only open for worship on Sundays)
8.30 AM to 4.30 PM; Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Adult £18; Senior (over-60) £15; Child (6-17) £8; Infant (under-6) free; Family (2 ad+2 ch) £44
Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the gallery
See stpauls.co.uk for more information
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The contact number for St. Paul’s Cathedral is +44 (0) 207 246 8348
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Note: The actual closest train station to St. Paul’s Cathedral is St Pauls
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Every tourist has to visit St. Paul's Cathedral -- it's obligatory. But thankfully not every tourist has to clamber up the 257 steps to the Whispering Gallery. But if you brave the climb then you will rewarded with a great view of the cathedral floor far, far, far below.

It gained it's nickname due to a peculiar acoustic effect which enables you to whisper into one side of the dome and be heard just as clearly around the other side. These days you'll have to be pretty lucky to experience it though -- because you'll have another hundred tourists all trying to do the same thing.

The Whispering Gallery is actually just the first stage of an even higher climb to the roof. This first dome only looks over the church's interior. If you want some views of the London skyline outside then you'll have to climb another 119 steps to the Stone Gallery. This will place you at the base of the exterior dome. Another 152 steps will take you to the Golden Gallery, at the very top of the dome.

Craig chickened out of that final climb (...making the lousy excuse that the cathedral was very old, so he was worried that it might collapse!), but he made it up the Whispering Gallery and the Stone Gallery. You can read his review on his London blog. You might also enjoy his review of a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's, which might be worth visiting after your climb (if only because it will give you a chance to sit down and get your breath back). There is more information about for the service here.

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