St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral: London’s Architectural Masterpiece
When it comes to iconic landmarks in London, few structures can rival the grandeur and historical significance of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Situated majestically atop Ludgate Hill, St. Paul’s has been a symbol of London’s resilience, spirituality, and architectural brilliance for centuries. In this blog, we’ll delve into what St. Paul’s Cathedral is all about and what you can expect to see when you visit this architectural masterpiece.
What’s it all about?
St. Paul’s Cathedral is a magnificent Anglican cathedral that has graced London’s skyline since its completion in the late 17th century. Designed by renowned architect Sir Christopher Wren, the cathedral stands as a testament to the city’s enduring spirit, having weathered the storms of history, including the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the Blitz during World War II.
What can I expect to see?
hen you visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, you’ll be treated to a plethora of awe-inspiring sights and experiences:
As you step inside the cathedral, you’ll be greeted by the vast expanse of the Nave, with its impressive columns, intricate carvings, and a stunning view of the High Altar. The Nave is often the setting for special services and events and is where you can admire the grandeur of the cathedral’s interior.
St. Paul’s iconic dome is a marvel of architecture. You can climb to the Whispering Gallery, where the unique acoustics allow you to whisper a message that can be heard on the opposite side, or continue up to the Golden Gallery for breathtaking views of London’s skyline.
Descend into the crypt to explore the resting place of many notable figures in British history, including the tomb of Sir Christopher Wren himself. The crypt also houses a captivating exhibition that delves into the cathedral’s history and significance.
Where is St Paul’s located?
We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.
How do I get there from the Berrys drop off point?
Getting to St. Paul’s Cathedral from our Hammersmith drop-off is easy and will take approximately 33 minutes by Underground. At Hammersmith, hop on the District line bound for Upminster. Exit at Mansion House Tube Station and bear left onto Cannon Street for five minutes. St. Paul’s Cathedral will be directly in front of you.