St Paul's Cathedral

 
 
ADDRESS
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M 8AD 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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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Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)The first moving-image artwork to be installed in a British cathedral or church on a long-term basis comprises four colour vertical plasma screens, each depicting an individual being martyred by the four classical elements.26th January 2015Sunday 31st May 2015 Where:
St Paul's Cathedral,   St Paul's Churchyard      EC4M 8AD
Category: event
Ongoing
Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
DATES  22nd May 2014 to 31st May 2015 - 8.30am-4pm
The first moving-image artwork to be installed in a British cathedral or church on a long-term basis comprises four colour vertical plasma screens, each depicting an individual being martyred by the four classical elements.
 

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Opening and closing times for St Paul's Cathedral

Today (Monday) St Paul's Cathedral closes at 16.00

Monday:

8.30
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16.00
 
 

Tuesday:

8.30
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16.00
 
 

Wednesday:

8.30
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16.00
 
 

Thursday:

8.30
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16.00
 
 

Friday:

8.30
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Saturday:

8.30
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16.00
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - St Paul's Cathedral Location Map

 
 
 
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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London > Attractions > Museums
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Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 9 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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Barbican Theatre
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 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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The Tipperary
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66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 5 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Fabric
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77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

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Sherlock Holmes
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Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
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Museum of London 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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Lodge d'Argent
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Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2015 

Coq d'Argent 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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Concerts | Until 26th January 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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The First World War and the Bank of England
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Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2015 

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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