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St. Paul's Cathedral

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Address: London EC4M 8AD, England
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+44 20 7236 4128
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08:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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 state funeral and the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. A busy working Christian community with several daily services at which all are welcome. St Paul’s also welcomes visitors with access to five levels of the Cathedral and multimedia guides, guided tours and the award-winning 'Oculus' film experience included.

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From the moment you enter St Paul's a strong feeling of calm and rest greets you. It's sense of piece and togetherness brings all who enter together in a shared journey. The... read more

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From the moment you enter St Paul's a strong feeling of calm and rest greets you. It's sense of piece and togetherness brings all who enter together in a shared journey. The divine voices of the choir lift all to another level, if you can stay for Evensong at the end of the day try to sit in the choir... More 

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Thank Kathryn G
London, United Kingdom
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The visit to St Paul's Cathedral was splendid. We got the guide for a documentary about the cathedral, and it was so detailed that we really enjoyed it. We went up to the first gallery, around the dome, and it was wonderful. One could go up another lot of stairs to the very top, to get a view of London... More 

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This cathedral is one of the best in the world! Highly recommend walking up to the balcony however beware of the large amount of stairs! The whispering gallery was interesting however my friend and I could not seem to figure out how it worked.

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Yes this a church, but the architecture and the history behind the work that went it to is is the real reason why you come here. The mosaic tile compositions are a thing of beauty and a true reason to help you look up to the heavens. The story that they tell is powerful and is a testament to the... More 

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We went on a guided tour of St. Pauls. The guide was extremely articulate and informative he brought the cathedral alive with tales and antidotes. We were taken to part of the cathedral that can not be seen without a guide and were able to asks questions. The tour is included in the price and if you have the time... More 

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We booked a tour with Viatour for the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. Our guide was excellent, accredited with a Blue Badge. The group was small - 11 people, and we had private access to the top floors, met embroiderers, the librarian for the private book collection and saw items stored away from public viewing. Then we toured... More 

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Not only is the church itself breathtaking, but if you choose to climb the (what seems like thousands) of stairs to the top you get an amazing view of London. I hate heights but the climb was worth it!

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We attended a service so whilst we didn't see all the church we did experience the sheer majesty and vision of much of the main area. Beautiful with wonderful acoustics. Awe inspiring. Thoroughly recommend a visit to anyone whether religious or not. Children enjoyed the Mary Poppins feeling on the front steps leading in!

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This was our first stop when arriving in London. There was much more to do here than we expected. The audio tour was state of the art and we climbed up into the dome. The gift shop was very nice. Remember, this is the location for the Feed the Birds song in the movie Mary Poppins.

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We also walked up to the roof top, and enjoy the silent inside the church as well as the Thames river and other historical buildings outside the church. It is worthy to pay for the roof top entrance.

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