"Paternoster Square" Paternoster Square Tip by Britannia2
Paternoster Square, London: 11 reviews and 26 photos
Paternoster Square is a beautiful urban square just behind St Pauls Cathedral - this area was destroyed in the last war and the replacement after the war was horrendous - 1960s planning at its worst. Finally in the early part of the new century plans were made to develop a piazza and area sympathetic to the St Pauls area - a mix of offices, retail and cafe/restaurant/pub developments.
The area was built in 2003 and the main occupant is the Stock Exchange. Wrens Chapter House is incorperated in to the scheme and the square despite its newness next to St Pauls fits in well with its surroundings.
The main monument in the redeveloped square is the 23m tall Paternoster Square Column. It is a Corinthian column of Portland stone topped by a gold leaf covered flaming copper urn, which is illuminated by fibre-optic lighting at night. The column was designed by the architects Whitfield Partners.
At the north end of the square is the bronze Shepherd and Sheep by Dame Elisabeth Frink. The statue was commissioned for the previous Paternoster Square complex in 1975 and was replaced on a new plinth following the redevelopment.
Address: Adjacent to St Paul's Cathedral
Directions: Between Newgate Street and St Pauls churchyard. Tube to St Pauls.
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