St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. Sitting at the highest point in the City of London, the present church dates back to the late 17th Century, where it was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London. The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London, with its dome, framed by the spires of Wren’s City churches, dominating the skyline for 300 years standing at 365 feet high.
As the second largest church building in the United Kingdom, the cathedral has held many important services including the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, and the weddings of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.
Visitors can access the cathedral at a charge (free to worshippers) Monday to Saturday, where they can discover the cathedral’s history, architecture and daily life of a busy working church through multimedia guides.
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