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St Paul’s Cathedral

Throughout its history the cathedral has remained a busy, working church where millions come to reflect and find peace.

A cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the top of Ludgate Hill since 604AD. Throughout its history the cathedral has remained a busy, working church where millions come to reflect and find peace. 

Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s awe-inspiring interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.

There is so much to see and discover at St Paul’s. Climb up the dome to the Whispering Gallery and try out its unique acoustics; a whisper on one side can be heard clearly 100 feet away. Climb to the Golden Gallery at the very top of the dome and you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views across London. 

Or make your way underground and explore the cathedral’s foremost burial place. In the crypt lie some of the nation’s heroes including the cathedral’s architect Sir Christopher Wren as well as the magnificent tombs of Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington.

Visitors can also travel back in time in an immersive film experience. A 270 film exhibition, Oculus; an eye into St Paul’s, brings 1400 years of history to life. Oculus takes visitors on a journey through the history and daily life of St Paul’s Cathedral. Virtual access films take visitors up to the dome and galleries without ever leaving the ground.

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