First built in 694 but destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666, the beautiful building that stands today was designed by Sir ... More
St. Paul's Cathedral
First built in 694 but destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666, the beautiful building that stands today was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1710. St. Paul's has been host to many important occasions including the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965 and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. There are numerous treasures to see and experience in St. Paul's; a visit is a must. However, the Whispering Gallery is worth a special mention. Just a whisper against the blank circular wall can be heard 42 meters (137.7 feet) away on the opposite side.
This is not to be missed on your trip to London. Absolutely gorgeous. If you can, step into one of the side chapels to sit for a moment. We were lucky enough to see a wedding party emerge and we applauded the bride and groom and took pictures (from outside). Close to lots of other stuff. This will take you under two hours to see, if time is at a premium.
I loved the view of London and the view of the inside of the Cathedral from the Dome.
I always like the panoramic view of cities but I loved this one.
The Whisper Gallery made me dizzy. Fun dizzy not noxious dizzy. :-) I think it is something about the fact that you have a stone passage on one side and a gaping void on the other.
i went into st. paul's thinking it'll just be like another european cathedral but it was nothing but ordinary. it's by far the best one i've ever visited. the ceiling paintings are beautiful, and, a lot to take, in fact i had to sit down to gaze up properly so i wouldn't get dizzy!
the cathedral is of course huge but at the time we where there (about noon on a saturday) it was fairly empty of tourists which made the experience a lot better.
if you are physicaly capable i strongly reccomend taking the stairs up to the dome, the way up isn't that tireing as its devided to three levels, the first "floor" ends inside the cathedral near the ceiling and its a great place to stop and look down on it.
the second floor ends outside and has a fairly good veiw of london, this is also where i noticed most visitors stopped climbing up. the climb to the top from here is the most tiering but well worth it since the veiw on a clear day is amazing, also its not too crowded in that small balcony.
One of our top 3 sights !! It is absolutely beautiful, and there is a lot to see !! You can climb to the top if you have the time and energy... or walk down to the crypt. It is interesting down there, and displays are labeled with information. The gift shop and restrooms are also downstairs.
St. Paul's is a must-see. From its amazing exterior to the brilliant and stunningly beautiful dome on the inside, you can't miss this sight. Be sure to walk up the 1000+ steps to the top of the dome to enjoy a beautiful view of London.
As soon as you walk in there is a cashier with her cash register waiting for you. Sure, I knew that you had to pay to enter the "church", but I did not realize how much you have to pay. I did not pay to enter but I did take a nice picture outside.
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