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"St Pauls Cathedral - inside" St. Paul's Cathedral Tip by mvtouring

St. Paul's Cathedral, London: 288 reviews and 565 photos

  St Paul's Cathedral
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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."

St. Paul's also has the largest crypt in all of Europe. Appropriately, Sir Christopher Wren is buried here.

Address: St Pauls Churchyard, EC4
Directions: St Pauls tube
Phone: 0 20 7236 4128
Website: http://www.stpauls.co.uk

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  • Written Jan 6, 2005
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