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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. To visit St. Paul's Cathedral and get the most from your holiday in London, create itinerary details personal to you using our London trip itinerary builder.
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  • Church of England is very impressive. There was very high security with a fee of $18 each for tourists donation... which did surprice me. Choir was on board with Even Song and opportunity for people t...  more »
  • A Must See great to go in and have a good look around but remember it is a place of worship so please be quiet and respectful  more »
  • We could not climb the tower for the last pass is at 16:00 It is a large building of a Latin cross with a gigantic dome. In the hours of crafts, no you can come to the altar.
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  • It's one of the beautiful Cathedral I have visited so far. It's in center London. Do take an online ticket (buy one get one free ticket if you are using and have the tickets for the public transport such as train/bus) to visit the upper gallery of the cathedral. There is a whispering wall on the dome of the cathedral. Great architecture is used to construct this cathedral.
  • Built by Sir Christopher Wren. My parents took me here when I was a very young child and I immediately fell in love with the beautiful architecture. I bought a book about the cathedral from the cathedral shop and owned it for years, drawing various parts of the cathedral, copying them from the book. I've had a lifelong sentimental attachment to this wondrous place. If you get the chance to see it, you must, and take your children too. It's no longer free, sadly, but maintenance costs!
  • I was absolutely amazed by fantastic tour. I am not native speaker but the man was just excellent and I learned a lot about history. I wish all the guided tour would have such a quality. And you must climb into the top of the tower, amazing views all around, and you don't need to wait in the queue as at London Eye.
  • Probably my favorite Cathedral. Perfectly located right in the heart of the city. It is an icon of the London skyline. Absolutely beautiful architecture. Hiking all the stairs to the top of the dome is a must! Gorgeous views. I definitely suggest taking a tour. Well worth it as there is so much to learn about this building. Must see!
  • Gorgeous old cathedral. Enjoyed visiting and seeing living history. It is so amazing to see these huge cathedrals that were built so long ago and still in use today. This one was built 1675! It has a coffee shop and a gift shop, which we find at almost every site we visit. They really go after those tourist dollars!