St Paul’s is a truly stunning building. The features include The Golden Gallery which is located 530 steps above ground level. The Dome is over 111 metres high and decorated by beautiful mosaics and murals. The Stone Gallery, which is reached by climbing 378 steps; and the Whispering Gallery.
But St Paul Cathedral burnt down in 675 and was rebuilt soon after. The second St Paul’s was destroyed by the Vikings before a new, third church was built in stone. Following another fire, the Cathedral was rebuilt by the Normans. They determined to create the longest and tallest Christian church in the world. It was finished in 1240.
In 1666 St Paul Cathedral was vastly destroyed by London Great Fire. Sir Christopher Wren took over the charge of designing this building. He made it a masterpiece after 9 years of planning, calculations. Sir Christopher Wren was the most famous architect at that time. He was a brilliant scientist and mathematician as well.
No admission fee is required for Mass or basic interior of building. But entrance fee is needed to see the Gallery and Church inside fully. Ticket cost for Adult £18.00. If you buy online, you will probably save around £2.50.
Please visit their website for update information on opening hours and Ticket cost.
08.30 – 16.30. (It is open on Sunday for worship only)
St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD Tel. 020 7246 8350, Nearest Tube: St Paul’s (Central Line)
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