St Paul’s Cathedral Visit, London

England, London Guide (B): St Paul’s Cathedral Visit, London

I had walked past St Paul’s Cathedral on countless occasions since unexpectedly becoming a regular to the area in February. My husband had been residing at a nearby hospital and I’d vowed to see inside Christopher Wren’s London landmark while it was part of my route. With my husband due to be transferred imminently, I knew I had to take the opportunity and finally go in.

There has been a church dedicated to St Paul in the spot on Ludgate Hill since 604. Wren’s cathedral is the fifth incarnation replacing the Gothic-style building started by the Normans. It was damaged in the Great Fire of London in 1666 although plans were already afoot to rebuild the cathedral as it had become rundown and damaged. Christopher Wren was the man for the job. He was tasked with rebuilding 50 churches in the City of London after the fire (he was a busy man)!

Pay less for your tickets by buying online. I paid £16 (rather than £18 on the door) and set the date for my visit. One sunny Monday morning I walked up the same steps royalty had taken to get wed and worshippers had climbed for the past 300 years. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: St Paul’s Cathedral Visit, London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Callaghan
Read it on author's website: http://www.wandermum.co.uk/st-pauls-cathedral-visit-and-its-london-views/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St Paul’s Cathedral

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