St. Paul's Cathedral - London
This famous domed Cathedral was the masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren. It was rebuilt in 1710, after the original St. Paul’s was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Its dome is one of the largest in the world. Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana were married at the Cathedral on July 29, 1981 to a worldwide audience of over 750 million people. Today, St. Paul’s Cathedral is visited by millions of people from around the world. Many people access St Paul’s via the Millennium Bridge from the South Bank (pictured above). The bridge offers stunning views of the south side of the Cathedral from the river.
St. Paul’s Crypt, Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery
Explore St. Paul’s historic interior which includes the largest crypt in Europe. Climb up the middle of St. Paul’s to see each of its three spectacular galleries – Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery. To reach the top of the dome, you need to climb 528 winding narrow steps. Don’t worry, there are stops along the way. The Whispering Gallery (at 259 steps) is famous for its acoustics. If you whisper at the curved wall, it can be heard from the other side. The Stone Gallery (at 378 steps), encircles the outside of the dome. Continue climbing to the top of the Golden Gallery to see breathtaking panoramic views of London. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and make sure you’re well hydrated. Guided Tours are included in the admission fee.
Nearest Underground Station
St. Paul’s (Central line)
Open Monday-Saturday. Sundays open for worship only. Visit their website for more info on tickets, schedules and guided tours.