Fun facts: Who designed St Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK, and when was it rebuilt?

Studying local history and bringing the past to life: London Cemeteries

V2 rocket: Remembering those killed on the Woolworths site during WWII in London

Once a store for bicycles confiscated in St James’s Park: Duck Island Cottage

London, UK, images; architecture; places of worship, churches

The masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren, one of the world’s greatest architects

St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD

Nearest Underground Station/public transport: St Paul’s Station; City Thameslink Station

An unrivalled baroque masterpiece: St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK
An unrivalled baroque masterpiece: St Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK

St Paul’s Cathedral was the first purpose-built Protestant cathedral; it was erected after the Great Fire of London 1666 and took 35 years until completion; Wren’s salary was reduced as punishment for the work progressing allegedly too slow

Approaching St Paul's Cathedral from the south east side
Approaching St Paul’s Cathedral from the south east side

St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the largest churches of the world, measures 111 metres in height and was thus London’s tallest building until 1962

The South Porch, St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK
The South Porch, St Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK

Concerts in St Katherine Cree Church, Leadenhall Street, EC3A

Side view of St Paul's Cathedral's West Porch (Main Entrance)
Side view of St Paul’s Cathedral’s West Porch (Main Entrance)
The West Porch is the main entrance to St Paul's; above the entrance are the Pediment Carvings (the conversion of St Paul)
Above the West Porch entrance are the Pediment Carvings (the conversion of St Paul)

St Paul’s Bookshop’s window display

Bus route 100 from Elephant & Castle via St Paul’s to Tower Gateway

St Paul’s Cathedral’s dome is the second biggest in the world, after St Peter’s in Rome; a world-famous feature is the Whispering Gallery, carrying audible whispers from one side to the other, and, above this, the Golden Gallery (reached by climbing another 530 steps), which offers spectacular views over London

Public map: How long does it take to walk from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Tower of London?

How long does it take to walk from Waterloo Station to St Paul’s Cathedral?

The “Wobbly Bridge” over the River Thames in London

Other fascinating buildings by Sir Christopher Wren

St Martin within Ludgate, Ludgate Hill

St Clement Danes, Strand

The Royal Hospital, Chelsea

St Edmund King and Martyr, Lombard Street

 

 

 

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