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St. Paul's Cathedral, London

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With its massive dome punctuating the London skyline, St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the city's most distinct sights. Both visually and ceremonially significant, the cathedral has hosted the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill, and Margaret Thatcher, and the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Climb to the top of the dome, pausing in the Whispering Gallery to hear murmurs from 30 m (100 ft) away, before walking up 271 more steps for panoramic views of London from the Golden Gallery. Head down to the crypt to view the tombs of national heroes, such as Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. Learn about the cathedral's history in Oculus, a 270-degree film exhibit. For more information about the venue's detailed mosaics, paintings, and architecture, take a guided tour or pick up a touchscreen multimedia guide at the entrance. After touring the cathedral, you can enjoy traditional English tea in the Restaurant at St. Paul’s. Using our online itinerary creator, London attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited St Paul's Cathedral in June 2019 after having previously visited in April 2012. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit again as this cathedral is so beautiful to look at. This time around we...  more »
  • I began touring with the Rick Steve's free audio-guide when I saw that official guided tours were available every few hours. I signed up for the 1 pm tour which was comprehensive, including access...  more »
  • Beautiful cathedral, amazing views from the top, the climb up is not for the feint hearted, though well worth it .  more »
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  • A great value family attraction. Audio tour fantastic for adults and children alike. Walk up to the top is well worth it. Whispering gallery is amazing, be patient. So much to learn about. Take your time and you can spend a few hours exploring.
  • Stunning building, with stunning views from the top. We easily spent a couple of hours here on a Friday afternoon, and it wasn't crowded at all. We took the stairs to the top, not for the faint-hearted but a nice challenge if you're up to it. We didn't eat (had lunch before we arrived) but the options looked good. Great gift shop too!
  • Impressive building.. very nice when the sun shines through the windows.. great to go up the stairs- but just in case small spaces and heights doesn’t make you feel sick.. the higher you get the more challenging it is and there is no space for returning- there is one way up and one way down ... the sight up is great though..
  • One of the most amazing cathedrals in Europe! I only admired it from outside but it was astonishing. Don't forget to go to the Millennium Bridge that is 2 minutes away. Both are also worth visiting in the evening hours because dark and lights add some special effects to both of them. Must go! 😎
  • The church is beautiful! My favourite bit was climbing all of the stairs to the very top to see the amazing view of London! There was a lovely lady stationed at the top that has to climb those stairs every single day and go down for her break who offered to take pictures for us. She made the experience perfect for her kindness!

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