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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 walked in the churchyard and gazed at St Paul’s in the sun. There were crowds of people waiting for tours, guides giving talks on the steps, families walking in the sun and people sat on the... 
    We walked in the churchyard and gazed at St Paul’s in the sun. There were crowds of people waiting for tours, guides giving talks on the steps, families walking in the sun and people sat on the...  more »
  • Not a place I thought would be so good. Was just amazing to go there and see it in all its glory, way more interesting than I thought from a previous visit but now a must see. 
    Not a place I thought would be so good. Was just amazing to go there and see it in all its glory, way more interesting than I thought from a previous visit but now a must see.  more »
  • Most staff are great and knowledgeable but two members of staff that were in the Crypt let you down. Firstly, when collecting the audio guides from customers, it is rude to snatch? Not sure why you... 
    Most staff are great and knowledgeable but two members of staff that were in the Crypt let you down. Firstly, when collecting the audio guides from customers, it is rude to snatch? Not sure why you...  more »
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  • Well worth the price of admission! A must-see on your first trip to London, welcoming to all denominations. St Paul's iconic dome is a London landmark and was London's tallest structure from 1710 to 1963. Designed by Christopher Wren, St Paul's is the most iconic example of English Baroque architecture. I appreciate all of the modern art that has been installed and incorporated into the cathedral, which appeals to a secular audience. the basements include the burials of some important Britons, with galleries and gift shop. If able, I highly recommend climbing its many steps to its 365ft observation deck with 360 degree views of London.
  • Phenomenal piece of architecture. You can feel the energy in the main room. Quite spectacular. Considering the footfall through the door during tourist season, I didn’t mind paying the fee to enter. It ensures it’s upkeep. A special piece of London’s history.
  • Came for a Christmas choir service for the MS society. beautiful performance. the atmosphere of the cathedral was perfect for the occasion. have been to St Paul's before as a tourist and thoroughly enjoyed it. the views from the top are great. there are some sections that are quite narrow, so be prepared to bow
  • This is a great little spot in London. Close enough to a lot of nice pubs/restaurants if you want to make an outing out of it, but the real treat is the architecture and vibe of this landmark. You can even attend some services on Sunday if you wish, but a good walk around the area will be just as fine!
  • We spent 2-3 hours soaking this place in. If you're in halfway decent health, be sure to climb to the top for a great city view and some of the hidden areas of the building. Take time to read some of the graves as well. They will remind you of what does not last--fame and power--and what does--faith in Christ.

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