Here’s how to stay at St Paul’s Cathedral for £7 a night 

Here’s how to stay at St Paul’s Cathedral for £7 a night 



The 300-year-old Cathedral is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most famous churches. It has been etched in the world’s mind with iconic images, from Charles and Diana’s wedding to the musical Mary Poppins. Now, it is opening up a secret library, and guests will be able to spend the night surrounded by history – all for £7. 

The stay takes place on 15 March, and promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Guests will enter through the Dean’s door, climb Christopher Wren’s geometric staircase, and enter through the library. The Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral will then conduct a tour, and visitors will be able to leaf through the books. 

The last time that anyone slept in St Paul’s Cathedral was during the Second World War. So, this is a rare chance to wake up next to 300 years of history. Completed in 1710, the building has held the funerals for the Duke of Wellington, Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. 

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The experience has been arranged by St Paul’s Cathedral with Airbnb and Penguin Random House US. Guests will be able to read the publisher’s latest book releases before they hit the shelves. The books include Holly Jackson’s The Reappearance of Rachel Price, John Grisham’s Camino Ghosts, and Kevin Kwan’s Lies and Weddings.  

Amanda Cupples, General Manager of Northern Europe at Airbnb, explained: “The Hidden Library of St Paul’s Cathedral’s is truly a haven for book-lovers seeking the ultimate literary escape. Whether you’re a bookworm, a history enthusiast, or simply seeking a unique experience in London, we are thrilled to open up the doors to the library of your dreams, and one of the most iconic buildings in the world, exclusively on Airbnb.”

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Sandra Lynes Timbrell, Director of Visitor Engagement at St Paul’s Cathedral, added: “The recently restored library at St Paul’s has long been a secret gem of the Cathedral – cleverly concealed by the ingenious architecture of Christopher Wren. Some very fortunate guests will now get the chance to delve deeper into the history.”

Bookings will open on 12 March at 10 am. The stay is for two adults and costs £7 for the night. Breakfast and dinner are included.

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