St. Paul's Cathedral Accessibility
An enormous Anglican (Episcopalian) church that is also the final resting place of two of Britain’s greatest national heroes, the Duke of Wellington and Admiral Lord Nelson. Take the guided tour or the audio guide. Don’t be too upset about not making it to the top of the dome because the view from the London Eye is better. The step-free entrance is on the South side of building towards the river.
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Is there an accessible entrance? Yes, the main entrance on the west side of the building has 25 steps. There is a step-free entrance on the south side of the building.
Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? It is automatically opened by a staff member.
Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? On Cannon Street near South Entrance, about 20 m away from entrance.
What are the nearby tube stations? St. Paul’s Cathedral
What bus lines pass nearby? Bus lines 4, 11,15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 100, and 172
Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? Flat and smooth.
What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 80% using the elevator to take you from the entrance to the church ground floor and to the crypt.
Which parts are not accessible? There are 530 steps to top of dome (no elevator)
Are there loaner wheelchairs? There are 3 loaner wheelchairs.
Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes
Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up steps? Yes, there are 1.5 hour guided tours at 10.45, 11.15, 13.30 and 14.00. 45 minutes audioguide are available from 09.00 to 15.30 in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish.
Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs? No
…accessible tours? Private tours for wheelchair users and slow walkers can be arranged with the Visits Department
Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? No
Opening Hours: 8:30-16:30 Mon-Sat
How many hours do most able-bodied tourists spend there on their first visit? 1 – 2.5 hrs if you don’t climb to dome, 1.5 hrs avg
Address: St Paul’s Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7246 8348
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