Saint Pauls Cathedral, Ludgate Hill

St pauls cathedral, ludgate hill
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St. Paul's Cathedral

 

Ludgate Hill of the London City financial district houses the Anglican St. Paul's Cathedral with a history dates from 604 AD, with the present structure the fourth cathedral to occupy the site. It was completed on 1708, after the third structure went to ashes after the Great Fire of London in 1666. This Neo-classical structure, one of England's most famous landmarks and spiritual focus, was designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren.

This cross-shaped Cathedral has been a witness to many important events including the funerals of

Lord Nelson, Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill, launch of Festival of Britain, the weddings of Princes Charles and Lady Diana and the Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria and King George V, among others.

St. Paul's Cathedral has three small chapels in the two adjoining aisles: St. Dunstan's Chapel, All Souls Chapel and the Chapel of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. The cathedral's 360-foot dome is

the second largest in the world and it feature Frescos painted by James Thornhill. It also features the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery, which is at the highest point of the dome.

The best view of St. Paulís can be seen at the Millennium Bridge.