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St Paul’s Cathedral

From Tower Bridge we walked passed the Tower of London and as we turned the corner, there in front of us was the impressive structure of St Paul’s Cathedral.  

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren just after the Great Fire of London and at the same time as designingThe Monument, St Paul’s Cathedral is without doubt one of the most stunning historical buildings in London.
One of the best views of St Paul’s Cathedral is from the Tate Modern, your eye will follow the Millennium Bridge and it gives the illusion of St. Paul's Cathedral being propped up by one of the bridge supports.
As you walk up to the Cathedral it is quite amazing how quiet and calm it is and it is difficult to believe you are in the centre of London.  Entering the building stirs different emotions as the sheer size of the chambers and the height of the dome completely take your breathe away, it is truly inspiring.

St Paul's Cathedral is a WhichHoliday.tv Top 10 UK Attraction, the building is part of British heritage and is quite frankly an architectural masterpiece. The price of admission for an Adult is £14.50 (as of February 2012) which includes entry to the Cathedral floor, crypt and the three galleries in the dome (Whispering, Stone and Golden). Admission also includes multimedia guides and guided tours. Buy your tickets to St Paul's Cathedral online  and you will save up to £2 on each ticket. You will also get fast track entry.

 

Five Cathedral Facts.

  1. St Paul's is the second largest church building  in the United Kingdom  after Liverpool Cathedral .
  2. In the crypt  lie some inspirational and historical figures such as Sir Christopher Wren, Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington.
  3. At 365 feet (111m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962
  4. This cathedral has survived despite being targeted during the Blitz.  It was struck by bombs on 10 October 1940 and 17 April 1941
  5. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher  is set to have a state funeral  at the Cathedral upon her death.

Find out more at www.stpauls.co.uk

 

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