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St. Paul's Cathedral, London

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 9,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Once past (somewhat expensive input) Fund, of surprises. A guide audio and video very well done with historical information. A lot of variety with a mix of contemporary and ancient artwork. And of course the Cathedral in it which is beautiful. To do
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  • St. Paul's is the masterpiece of architect Christopher Wren. This Cathedral is (in my opinion) the most beautiful and most stunning I've seen so far. Service is very friendly and helpful. Sorry, this is photography prohibited. Audio guides are free of charge. You can buy tickets online in advance, then one saves long waiting. The ascent to the galleries is recommended. You should but be walking and have no height or claustrophobia. The views from the top two over the city is breathtakingly beautiful (in good weather)! After 4 visits here, I would come again anyway at any time!
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  • Shall start with tips! Tickets Book your tickets online! It's cheaper, and gets your ticket faster. Day of Visit Go early. I reached ard 11am and felt that the crowd was good - not too crowded, and ev...  read more »
  • Big, bold and enchanting. Such a masterpiece. That's how I would describe St Paul's cathedral. You straight away feel at peace the moment you enter this temple of worship from the surrounding hustle and bustle. You can go up towards the dome, through a set of stairs to get a look down view. The interior wall decorations are out of the world. Credit cards accepted. Toilets available. Free entry during worship and mass times. Highly recommended. Prince Charles and Lady Diana got married here many moons ago.
  • An amazing cathedral with fascinating history. The audio tour is very interesting and informative. You can also climb up to the very top, that is wonderful. I don't mind the £18 tourist admission. There is no fee to those who want to attend Mass or pray.
  • The dominant skyline of the City of London, crowned by the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral rebuilt after the Great Fire of London. As I walk along this bridge across the Thames, I could feel the majestic rise of its dome as it looms ever larger the closer I approach. St Paul is a very much the epicentre of London heritage, bearing witness to many storied events in the capital’s history. Starting from the devastation of the Great Fire where the cathedral is rebuilt, to the Great Wars and the Blitz of London, to happy times such as jubilee celebrations and weddings, notably of the Prince and Princess of Wales. St Paul of course looks stunning at night, framed by the Millennium bridge. Climbing up St Paul's is a must if you can manage. Buy your tickets in advance and get in early so you can be on of the first to Climb without waiting too long in line. Midpoint, experience yourself the whispering gallery which is pretty cool. And onwards towards the dome. A very gruelling climb.
  • Absolutely magnificent cathedral. Would recommend getting the free audioguide- explains everything with more detail. Loved going up to the whispering gallery! Definitely beware, the whispering gallery is NOT someplace for people who are afraid of heights!
  • Amazing, with a bit of money to pay, you get an amazing cathedral and with possibility to climb the narrow stairs to get a wonderful view of london. Definitely Worth the money and you must go here if you are in london
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