St Paul's Cathedral
The Cathedral of the Diocese of London Famous For Its Dome & Venue For Royal Weddings
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The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London, with its dome, dominating the skyline for 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and its dome is also among the highest in the world.
The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer was held at St Paul's.
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral and seat of the Bishop of London
The cathedral has gone through a £40 million programme of cleaning and repair work for its 300th anniversary and the work has transformed the exterior and interior of the building.
The highlight of St Paul's' Cathedral is the remarkable Whispering Gallery, situated 30 metres above the cathedral floor and is famous for its acoustics.
Another 55 metres above the Whispering Gallery is the Golden Gallery which offers breathtaking panoramic views of central London for those with the energy to climb the 530 steps.
Below the cathedral in the elegant and spacious crypt, are the tombs and memorials of such historical luminaries as Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke Of Wellington.
The London Eye is a victim of its own success. Turn up on the day and you will have to queue and wait.
The area is crowded and heavily littered with fast food rubbish. Best book in advance.
St Paul's Cathedral - Ticketing
Advance Purchase Skip The Line Tickets
There are a number of ticketing options apart from paying at the ticket desks on the day. These include skip the line advanced tickets, entrance as part of a sightseeing pass or a combo ticket with other royal palaces and castles in and around London.
By purchasing your ticket ahead of time you'll jump the queue avoiding waiting in any lines for tickets. You will receive an e-voucher after ordering. Print off the voucher and take it to the specified redemption point, where it will be exchanged for a ticket.
Vouchers are valid for 1 year from the date they are issued unless otherwise stated.
St Paul's Cathedral is also a participant of the London Pass. The London Pass is a convenient way of planning ahead and budgeting for your visit to London.
The London Pass is a flat rate sightseeing pass to many (but not all) of London's main attractions. You can buy a London pass for 1,2,3 or 6 day durations.
Railways 2 for 1 Promotion
St Paul's Cathedral is also a participant of the railways 2 for 1 promotion. If you have a return rail ticket or a Travelcard issued by the railways that allows two people entrance to St Paul's Cathedral for the price of one adult when you print a special St Paul's Cathedral voucher from the promotion web site..
Getting To St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral is in the City of London, the business area of London. St Paul's Underground station is as you would expect very close to the cathedral on the Central Line.
The Millennium Bridge is a 330m steel bridge linking the City of London at St. Paul's Cathedral with the Tate Modern Gallery at Bankside over the River Thames.
The Museum of London and the Old Bailey Criminal Court are very close by too..
The very popular hop on, hop off London tour buses also stop at St Paul's Cathedral.
As the area around St Paul's Cathedral is primarily a business area the vicinity can resemble a ghost town at weekends when many of the shops and restaurants close down through lack of custom.
As this area is the oldest part of London its a great place to explore independently on foot making discoveries of your own. There is a piece of history or interest nearly around every corner and the City of London is very well signed and with plenty of maps erected for the new visitor on foot.
What To Do Around St Paul's Cathedral - A Self Guided Walk Perhaps?
A visit to Tower Bridge for most people is an add on to a visit to the Tower of London.
St Paul's Cathedral is in the City of London, the original part of London that once had a city wall. This area is the main commercial area of London but is very interesting for visitors.
We have made available a free self guided walk, (outline map below) that makes a circuit of the best of the City of London including St Paul's Cathedral .