You Can Watch The Sunset From The Top Of St Paul’s Cathedral This Month

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See St Paul’s Cathedral in a different light at these sunset sessions.

Oh, I do love a cheeky after-dark opening, whether it’s Kew Gardens‘ upcoming Chihuly Nights, or these magical midnight matinees at The Globe. Not to be outdone, St Paul’s Cathedral have announced their own series of summer lates, which begin on August 8th with one very unique feature – the chance to watch the sunset from the top of the cathedral’s Dome.

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Frankly, that sounds absolutely dreamy, and a prime opportunity for Insta-perfect sunset photography. Both the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery will be open for you to eyeball some views, as the sinking sun transforms the city. The summer sessions run from 7pm to 9:30pm, but if you want to head up to the galleries you’ll need to be heading up for last entry at 8:45pm.

Photo: @stpaulscathedrallondon

Back down on terra firma, there are still plenty of sights to see in Christopher Wren’s masterpiece – the ornate gilded ceilings and careful carvings certainly aren’t going anywhere, and the cathedral currently boasts an exhibition about the restoration it underwent in the 1920s. Sustenance comes from the crypt cafe, which offers drinks and snacks, and you can pick up an audio guide for more in-depth exploration. Go check it out!

The summer sessions run on August 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th – find out more here.

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