"Front of St Pauls Cathedral" St. Paul's Cathedral Tip by easyoar

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

  London Bus outside St Pauls Cathedral
by easyoar

The Front View of St Pauls Cathedral is probably not the view most people are best acquainted with. Especially as from ground level it is hard to see too much of the famous dome.

As you can see in my photo, the front of St Pauls has two large towers. Interestingly enough, these two towers were not in Sir Christopher Wrens original plans. There were not added on unti 1707 when Wren was 75 years old.

Although both towers were originally designed to have clocks in them, you can see here (if you enlarge the photo) that only the right hand tower actually has a clock in it. The left hand towere just has an empty space.

The bus in my photo hides the West Porch (the front of the building) and a statue of Queen Anne, although this statue from 1886 is a copy of an original from 1712.

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

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 20, 2005
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