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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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  • August 21, 2017
    One of my favorite parts of my trip to London. Not only is it cheaper and has just as good a view as the London eye, it is also a beautiful cathedral. Would recommend this any day.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    I don't see how anybody can visit St. Paul's and fail to be impressed by it. We took the audio tour - which I don't usually do, and it was full of interesting information. There was a bit of a queue -...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Hats off to Christopher Wren for the Dome and the Whispering Gallery, but should one have to actually pay to enter a church? Yeah, yeah, maintenance costs and all that, but even so. . . ..  more »
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  • Just BEAUTIFUL.. I didn't go inside it, but if you do, there's a fee and you can go up to the dome and the view is amazing.. it's huge, walking around it is an activity itself.. one of London's main landmarks and must visit I would say.. try go both at night and in the morning.. 2 different experiences ❤️
  • We visited the place on Sunday around 11.00. We are allowed inside but since the services are going on, no photos and roaming around the cathedral is allowed. Plan your visit accordingly. Also, the cathedral looks lot beautiful from outside than inside. It isn't that ornamental when compared to some other places. Nevertheless , impressive building and premises.
  • The sculpture, artwork and architecture is beautiful. It's compulsory to climb the 500 stairs to get on top of this cathedral it offers the best views of whole of London. An amazing place to visit in terms of history and architecture.
  • 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!

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