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St. Paul's Cathedral

#27 of 1,514 things to do in London
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City of London
As featured in 3 Days in London and 3 other guides
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Address: London EC4M 8AD, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7236 4128
08:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the great Fire of 1666, St. Paul's has...

Rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the great Fire of 1666, St. Paul's has been the site of many historic state occasions, including Winston Churchill's funeral and the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales..

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Sir Christopher Wren sure knew what he was doing. What a beautiful place. One of the finest examples of English architecture.

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sir Christopher Wren sure knew what he was doing. What a beautiful place. One of the finest examples of English architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much beauty and history in one place. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful architecture and learning about the building of the Cathedral, as well as it's place in history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stumbled upon this church during a guided tour of London in September 2016. It is well designed and the architecture is quite stunning. There is a small garden towards the side of the church with benches so you'll often see locals/tourists sitting there throughout the day. It also makes a good photo-opportunity with the pretty garden. Its not as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St Paul's Cathedral is a place you must visit in London. It is absolutely beautiful without being ostentatious. The entry fee is £18 at the door, £16 if you can book online in advance. We had thought it was rather pricey but found it was worth it. The ticket is valid for a year, so we can return again and... More 

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Lovely architecture and art in beautiful statues, paintings etc. 528 steps to top of dome, but there are places to rest and recover before continuing on up. The cafe and gift shop offered snacks, treats and affordable souvenirs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A London treasure which is free to access. On a bright clear day take a stroll around the upper two tiers of the building and admire the fantastic views. Sme of the best photo's can be acquired from the top deck of a number 11 bus in the direction of Liverpool Street. A gem. Wren's finest. Fidelscastrol.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner kept on about going to see St. Paul's , so this time we visited London we headed to this great huge building in the middle of London . We were not disappointed . Some much to see and a must is to visit the whispering gallery which is quite a place to reach by winding staircase .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attended an Evensong performance in St. Paul's rather than do the regular tour. It was fantastic! If you are not familiar with this type of service, the entire ceremony is conducted in song. The cathedral is absolutely beautiful inside and out!

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Fascinating building. Not to keen on heights but the climb wasn't bad and the view from the top was fantastic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's that simple. Wren's magnificent architecture, which survived the determined and brutal efforts of the Nazis to destroy it, truly inspires awe, from a distance and close up too. We have been to many services at St. Paul's over the years. If the sermon is boring, you can at least gaze upon the cathedral itself, and that in itself is... More 

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