St Paul's Cathedral

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General Information

St Paul's Cathedral is situated at the City of London’s highest point on Ludgate Hill. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London. St Paul's is the second largest cathedral in the UK and is a ‘Grade I’ listed building.

It got its name of St Paul after the original church on the site was named after Paul the Apostle. The current cathedral was designed in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren, it was built in 1675 as part of the regeneration of London after the great fire. It is one of the most recognisable sights in London due to its dome at the top of the cathedral which is a major part of London's skyline. The Cathedral has held major events such as the funeral of Lord Nelson, Jubilees for the Queen and the wedding of Prince Charles.

Getting there

The cathedral is accessible by London's transport system, its closest tube station is ‘St Paul’s’. The cathedral is also accessible by bus service and has taxi ranks close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral runs hourly prayers and daily services for worshippers, those are free entry. The cathedral also lets in people for a look around and for a tour between 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Saturday, this comes at a cost of £18 for adults, £16 for students and seniors and £8 for children.

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