Plan your Visit

You are welcome to visit us throughout the year. The Cathedral is free to enter and is open every day. We encourage you to join us for the celebration of Mass, or simply come in and light a candle and experience the peace and beauty of this very special church. You will find a warm welcome.

Getting here

The Cathedral is centrally based in the heart of London’s busy Victoria district, close to a major transport hub. Please note that there are no parking facilities at the Cathedral, and we recommend that you use public transport. Coaches usually drop off on Victoria Street opposite the Cathedral.

Closest Tube Stations: Victoria – Victoria, District and Circle Line; St James’s Park – District and Circle Line.
Bus routes: 11, 24, 148 and 211 serve the Cathedral on Victoria Street, together with the 507 (towards Victoria only).

Tours

You will be met at the Cathedral by one of our friendly Guild of St John Southworth volunteers who will happily answer queries and give you a brief tour of the Cathedral highlights. To book a more comprehensive tour please go to our designated tours page to see the various options.

‘So glad we went in, absolutely stunning. I am not a Catholic but didn’t feel this was a problem.

Would definitely recommend a visit…’

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Facilities & access

Access

There is level access into the Cathedral via the main entrance. Please note that this is an historic building and there are steps into the individual chapels.

There is level access into the Cathedral Hall via the side door and also the Hinsley Room via the Morpeth Terrace entrance.

Lavatories

The Cathedral lavatory block is accessed from the north door exit adjacent to the confessionals. There is also an accessible lavatory in the Cathedral Hall.

Food and drink

The Cathedral Café is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. The café is only accessible via a flight of steps. There are numerous other restaurants and eateries in the local area.

Deaf or hard of hearing

An induction loop system is installed for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. A British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted Mass takes place on the first Sunday of the month at 4.30pm in the Cathedral Hall. Many of the major liturgies are also interpreted in BSL.

For details of BSL support please contact:

The Westminster Diocese Deaf Service, Westminster House, Watford Way, Hendon NW4 4TY
Tel: 020 8202 3611
SMS: 07779 341136 or 07913 482241
Email: shellroca@rcdow.org.uk or sarahmetcalfe@rcdow.org.uk

Daily Mass is broadcast via the Livestream at 12.30pm Monday to Saturday and on Sundays at 12pm.

Security at the Cathedral

We have a dedicated team of licensed Security officers to keep our visitors, worshippers and staff members safe. Our highly-trained officers carry out regular checks inside and outside the building to look out for anything suspicious and respond to it. We ask our visitors to help us keep everyone safe by reporting anything that does not seem right to one of our Security staff straightaway. If you would like to contact us after your visit with any Security concerns or questions, please do get in touch by e-mailing securitycath@rcdow.org.uk.

We ask all visitors to follow the Cathedral’s Conditions of Entry which can be viewed here: https://westminstercathedral.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Conditions-of-Entry-Final-Sign1.jpg

Visual impairment
The Westminster Cathedral monthly magazine Oremus, and the weekly Cathedral newsletter are available in large print versions upon request from Reception, Clergy House. Digital versions are also available. Tel: 020 7798 9055

Contact us

Need to know more?

To make enquiries or to discuss details of your visit please contact us. We are here to help. We want you to enjoy the unique experience of visiting Westminster Cathedral and we hope that you will visit again. Email: CathedralManager@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7798 9055 and speak to Clergy House Reception.