"St Pauls -- London's Greatest Cathedral" St. Paul's Cathedral Tip by mrclay2000

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

  St Pauls Cathedral near midnight
by mrclay2000

The history of St Paul's covers many centuries, but we can give our deepest thanks that so many centuries of history were not bombed into rubble during WWII (St Paul's survived with only a scratch). Briefly speaking, the old St Paul's before the Great Fire of 1666 had a great spire towering over 500 feet, but this was brought down by lightning. After the Great Fire, Christopher Wren fought for two things above all others, one being the Latin cross versus the Greek cross plan, and the other raising a dome rather than a new spire. You can see from this photograph that he got his way on the dome.

Address: Ludgate Hill
Directions: eastern London
Metro: St Pauls.

othercontact: chapter@stpaulscathedral.org.uk
Phone: 020 7236 4128
Website: http://www.stpauls.co.uk/rindex.htm

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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