St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral is the fifth largest church in Europe, and it has several similarities to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. There has been a church building at the current spot for centuries, but the Cathedral as we see it today was based on the drawings of Sir Christopher Wren who led the work between 1675 and 1710. The dome has a diameter of 31 meter, only 11 meter smaller than the one in St. Peters Basilica.

Inside the dome you can find the “whispering gallery”, which has such a great acoustic that you can hear whatever people whisper against the wall from any point of the dome. The Cathedral has a substantial crypt in which you can find memories of several celebrities such as Sir Winston Churchill, Admiral Nelson, Alexander Fleming, Florence Nightingale and others.

St Pauls Cathedral

Useful information:
Entrance fee: £14.50 (adults)
Opening times: 8.30-16.00
Metro: St. Pauls

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