Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

St. Pauls Cathedral (London)

St. Pauls Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral serving the City of London.

It is one of the most important and most visited of the many tourist attractions in what is without a doubt one of the most historic cities in the world.

The original building was founded in 604 by Sebert, King of the East Saxons and Bishop Mellitus. At that time London was a town in the Kingdom of Essex.

St. Pauls was rebuilt a couple of times, and it was the enormous Norman building, now known as Old St. Pauls, which was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666.

Along with most of the other churches in the City, St. Pauls was recreated by the great architect Christopher Wren, and is now one of Britains major venues for state occasions, as well as being one of our most loved structures.

Wrens dome, by which St. Pauls is instantly recognisable, is the second largest in the world, after St. Peter’s in Rome.

St. Pauls saw the burials of national heroes Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington; the state funeral of Winston Churchill; and the wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.

Outside the cathedral is a statue of Queen Anne. This is the specific meeting place for the Colin Crosby walks where St. Pauls Cathedral is the starting point.

St. Pauls Cathedral (London) is the starting point for...

Bow Bells, City Gardens, Crime and Punishment, Faith in London, Heart of the City, John Wesleys London, Lets All Go Down the Strand, Shakespeare`s London, Smithfield and Clerkenwell, Southwark and Bankside, Sweeney Todds London, The Haunted Capital, Waterside London

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