"St Paul Cathedral" St. Paul's Cathedral Tip by mvtouring

St. Paul's Cathedral, London: 289 reviews and 570 photos

  St Paul's side view
by mvtouring

St. Paul's Cathedral is a Renaissance Church and Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, which took 35 years to build. It dominates the North bank of the River Thames. Even though St. Paul's was bombed several times during WWII, it survived because of the determination of the fire brigade. After the war, the church was renovated and brought back to its former splendor.

(Note: The wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles took place here in 1981.)
Visible from all over London, the church's dome is patterned after St. Peter's in Rome...this dome is St. Paul's most distinctive feature. It's really a "dome within a dome, supported by a hidden superstructure and crowned with a stone lantern."

I attended the carol service on Dec 24 2004 and it was magical, see my photo of the nativity play also

Address: St Pauls Churchyard, EC4
Directions: Nearest Tube, St Paul's Station. Near Distaff Lane.
Phone: 0 20 7236 4128
Website: http://www.stpauls.co.uk

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  • Written Jan 6, 2005
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