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St. Paul's Cathedral, London

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With its massive dome punctuating the London skyline, St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the city's most distinct sights. Both visually and ceremonially significant, the cathedral has hosted the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill, and Margaret Thatcher, and the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Climb to the top of the dome, pausing in the Whispering Gallery to hear murmurs from 30 m (100 ft) away, before walking up 271 more steps for panoramic views of London from the Golden Gallery. Head down to the crypt to view the tombs of national heroes, such as Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. Learn about the cathedral's history in Oculus, a 270-degree film exhibit. For more information about the venue's detailed mosaics, paintings, and architecture, take a guided tour or pick up a touchscreen multimedia guide at the entrance. After touring the cathedral, you can enjoy traditional English tea in the Restaurant at St. Paul’s. Using our online itinerary creator, London attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Saw it run out, charge to enter and we thought it was excessive price, so we decided to just comtemplarla out and not pay
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  • Beautiful Cathedral, an imposing, but don't justify the price you pay to get. I don't think you have to pay to enter a cathedral, besides the cost is very high. If this is the first time you come to London, I do not recommend putting visiting this Cathedral to other attractions.
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  • The St. Paul's Cathedral is really lovely, charming and in line with the importance that is attributed. Unfortunately we have not visited the Interior, say that the ticket was a little pricey, but well worth a ride just to admire the exterior.
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  • One of the most recognised masterpieces cathedral in the World. The indoor sculptures, wall paintings, the building itself all together have something to say. You would feel all the objects orchestration with your soul. The atmosphere is so spiritual and made me feel the real spirit when sliding tears made their way out of my eyes. I was there for a visit but they did not let public in for visit because of their Good Friday worship. However, I was lucky that I could see the site under silence and no photo conditions. I admired the effort people made at the time they built the cast. Thanks
  • Amazing! It's £18 to get in but well worth it if you carve out enough time to get to see everything. Down in the crypt there are the tombs of Nelson & Wellington & many other great generals and poets and authors. Then there's the nave and views of the stunning dome, altar etc. You can also climb up to three different levels. First are some easy low step stairs to the Whispering Gallery with views into the cathedral itself. Then up steeper stone steps to step outside onto the Stone Gallery with amazing views across London. Then up a crazy metal circular staircase and through narrow passages to the Golden Gallery, a narrow platform round the outside of the top of the dome. This bit tends to be busy and you'll have to be patient shuffling round in single file. But the amazing views are well worth it! A great few hours spent!!
  • You don't have to shell out £18 to have a good experience visiting St Paul's Cathedral. Gorgeous to look at from the outside, you can have a wander of the grounds and read about the history from the boards outside. It's a lovely spot to eat your lunch in the spring/summer and there are lots of sculptures and plants surrounding the Cathedral to make it a lovely walk just by itself. It's definitely a bonus that there is an Underground station directly next to it
  • This is one of the must visit place in London. It's very fascinating. There's a ticket to visit inside, bit 8n my opinion it's not really necessary. You can visit from outside. see from rooftops is stunning and unique. And the gardens arroun the Cathedral are very nice if you visit in a good season. Overall it is always a very pleasant visit.
  • An absolutely fascinating building. The development of London (and particularly The City of London) is based upon the height of the Saint Pauls cathedral. Here is a quick history lesson. The present Cathedral, the masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren, is at least the fourth to have stood on the site. It was built between 1675 and 1710, after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London, and services began in 1697. This was the first Cathedral to be built after the English Reformation in the sixteenth-century, when Henry VIII removed the Church of England from the jurisdiction of the Pope and the Crown took control of the life of the church.
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