St Paul's Cathedral  

 
 
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St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M 8AD
 
 
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Mon to Sat 8.30am-4pm (last entry). Sunday open for worship only and there is no sightseeing.
 

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St Paul's CathedralBeing 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. 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.

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Architectural symbolism and sentiment, medieval relics and Victorian mosaics, curving galleries and great dome.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
St. Paul's Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Mansion House Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Snowhill NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  26% 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
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19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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The London Stock Exchange
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Queen Victoria Street, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Retail Unit 1 Juxon House, Avemaria Lane, City, London EC4M | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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5 Ave Marie Lane, City, London EC4 | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from St Paul's Cathedral
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5-14 St Paul's Church Yard, City, London EC4M | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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The Mermaid
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The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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