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Opening hours:

Mon-Sat 08:30-16:00

Address:

St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

Transport:

St. Paul's underground station

E-Mail:

admissions@stpaulscathedral.org.uk

Phone:

+44 20 72468350

Rates and features:

£16

Attraction

St. Paul's Cathedral

Located just 300 metres from the River Thames, the mighty dome of St. Paul's Cathedral sits atop the highest point in the old City of London. The famous architect Christopher Wren was commissioned to design the cathedral during the mass reconstruction project that followed the 1666 Great Fire of London, which destroyed much of the old city. The dome that crowns the building is 34 metres wide and 30 metres high. Visitors can also enjoy views over London from the peak of the dome via a staircase comprising of 271 steps. The choir stalls in the lower part of the nave and altar are also magnificently decorated.?The remains of legendary military leaders, including the Duke of Wellington and Lord Nelson, lie in the crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral. Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, and the cathedral's architect himself, Christopher Wren, are also among those buried here. The main bell tower, which includes a total of twelve bells, is also a key part of St Paul's. The oldest bell was cast in 1700 and is known as "the Banger", while the others were all cast in 1878. It is possible to learn about the history of the cathedral using the interactive guide inside the main building.