St Paul's Cathedral

LOCATION

LONDON EC4, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS

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Our View

Completed in 1711, Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece is the cathedral church of the Bishop of London, and arose, like so much of this area of London, from the ashes of the Great Fire of London in 1666. Among the worthies buried here are Nelson and the Duke of Wellington, while Holman Hunt's masterpiece, Light of the World hangs in the Middlesex Chapel. St Paul's also hosted the wedding of Charles and Diana, and the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. Impressive views of London can be seen from the Golden Gallery. Recent visitor improvements saw the introduction of touch screen multimedia guides, guided tours and the award-winning 'Oculus - an eye into St Paul's', video exhibition available to all sightseers.

St Paul's Cathedral
St Pauls Churchyard, LONDON, EC4M 8AD

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Cathedral floor and crypt are fully accessible, but access to the galleries is by stairs only
  • Facilities: Wheelchairs available, dedicated entrance for wheelchair users at South Churchyard
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open daily for sightseeing, Mon-Sat 8.30-4.30 (last admission 4). Cathedral may close for special services, please check for details

About The area

Discover London

The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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