St Pauls Cathedral near Blackfriars Bridge London was memorably used for the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. It has been for worship and prayer for over 1400 years
St Pauls Cathedral is the biggest Anglican Cathedral in the UK. It was memorably used for the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. It has been here for over 1400 years for worship and prayer.
Features and main attractions: St Pauls Cathedral
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.
The Choir of St Paul Cathedral touches thousands with its music, through services, recordings, broadcasts, concerts and tours. You will enjoy the sound of the choir though you are about to experience it for the first time.
Background history: St Pauls Cathedral
Saint Mellitus and Saint Erkenwald mostly associated with the first establishment of St Paul Cathedral. Saint Mellitus arrived in Britain with Saint Augustine on a mission from Rome. It was instigated by Pope Gregory the Great. They founded St Paul’s in 604 AD.
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.
Opening hours and Admission Tickets: St Pauls Cathedral
Daily 8.30am – 4.30pm. (It is open on Sunday for worship only)
No admission fee is required for Mass or basic interior of building. But entrance fee is needed to see the Cathedral and its all Galleries.
Adults (18yrs+) £18, Concessions (Students and 60yrs+) £16, Children (6-17yrs) £8, Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) £44, Complimentary entry to a disabled visitor and an accompanying carer. If you buy online, you will probably save around £2.00. Multimedia and Guided Tour are available at extra cost. Ask the reception when the next Guide Tour starts
Address and nearest tube to St Pauls Cathedral
Address: St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD. See the location in Google Map
Telephone and Email: 0207 246 8357, 0207 246 8350, Email. [email protected], [email protected]
Recorded information line: 0207 246 8348
Nearest Tube: St Paul’s (Central Line), Mansion House (District and Circle Lines) Blackfriars (District and Circle Lines), Bank (Central, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines, and DLR). Train: Blackfriars (City Thameslink) Cannon Street, Liverpool Street. Bus- bus numbers 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 26, 56, 76, 100, 172, 242, 521. Visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get here.