St Paul's Cathedral
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill were conducted inside the church's fortress-like walls, as was the elaborate fairy-tale wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Built by court architect, Sir Christopher Wren, after the Great Fire of London in 1666, the cathedral miraculously survived the Blitz in World War Two when most of the surrounding area was flattened by German bombing raids. It consequently served to act as an inspirational symbol of British strength in the nation's darkest hour. Book tickets to see the wonderful St Paul's Cathedral. During the construction of the dome and galleries, architect Wren was wrenched up and down in a basket at least once a week to inspect the work in progress. By the time work was completed in 1708, Wren was 78 years old and watched on as his son placed the last stone in position. Three curving galleries lead up to the dome - one of the largest in the world and one of the best viewing points in the City.
Architectural symbolism and sentiment, medieval relics and Victorian mosaics, curving galleries and great dome.
St Paul's Cathedral images
St Paul's Cathedral
Opening and closing times for St Paul's Cathedral
Today (Sunday) St Paul's Cathedral is closed.
LondonTown.com - St Paul's Cathedral Location Map
Further articles featuring St Paul's Cathedral on LondonTown.com
Valentine's Tea at Bea's Bea's of Bloomsbury, WC1X 8NW 12th February 2011 - 14th February 2011 This Valentine's weekend indulge in spot of romantic Afternoon Tea at...
Southbank Lambeth, Waterloo and Borough, SE1 8XX One of London's most popular destinations for weekend walkers, the Southbank remains so appealing because of its central setting, its proximity...
City of London Festival 2012 St Paul's Cathedral, EC4M 8AD 24th June 2012 - 27th July 2012 Founded in 1962, the City of London Festival is a...
Martin Creed's Work No 1197: All the Bells St Mary-Le-Bow Church, EC2V 6AU 27th July 2012 Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed invites everyone to join in the...
Mayor of London's Skyride Victoria Park, E3 5SN 1st September 2012 - 30th September 2012 Major roads in the city are closed to traffic for the Mayor of...
With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.
Hotels near St Paul's Cathedral
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £69 37% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £99 31% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 3 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £74 36% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Rising from the very heart of the Square Mile, the listed façade of an early 20th Century building on the site of Henry VIII's Bridewell Palace ... More
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 18th and 19th April 2014 at 7.30pm & 20th April 2014 at 6.30pm
Middle Temple Hall, Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 11 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Hamlet is charged to avenge the murder of his father, in Shakespeare's political tragedy. A pared-down version, directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst....More
Entertainment near St Paul's Cathedral
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from St Paul's Cathedral
In the basement of Sir Christopher Wren's grandest architectural achievement is burial place of St Paul's Cathedral, where those who have made an outstanding contribution to ... More
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
Alternate names and popular misspellings for St Paul's Cathedral
What's On Today
Near St Paul's Cathedral
The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014
Museum of London 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral
In this major exhibition the Museum of London will use new research and state-of-the-art technology to showcase the insights that ...More
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014
Barbican Centre 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral
The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces ...More
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 30th May 2015
Theatre Royal Drury Lane 18 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral
Nominated for a staggering seven Oliviers in this year's Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More
Airbound Weekender 2014 - Closing Party Easter Sunday
Music | On 20th April 2014
Horse And Groom 19 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral
Hotels near St Paul's Cathedral
From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our discounts for St Paul's Cathedral hotels, including Grange St Paul's Hotel London from 76% off.