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St. Paul's Cathedral

#27 of 1,530 things to do in London
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City of London
As featured in 3 Days in London and 3 other guides
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Address: London EC4M 8AD, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7236 4128
08:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the great Fire of 1666, St. Paul's has...

Rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the great Fire of 1666, St. Paul's has been the site of many historic state occasions, including Winston Churchill's funeral and the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales..

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This is a gorgeous cathedral and a must-see for those interested in architecture and such. I was blown away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a gorgeous cathedral and a must-see for those interested in architecture and such. I was blown away.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entrance fee for the cathedral is not cheap, but let's face it: that's what has become the story of London... In my opinion, St Paul's is really worth the visit if you compare it to other attractions and their entrance fees. It's a big and beautiful church, you can visit the crypt and climb all the way up to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I feel almost disrespectful to say it but I just done enjoy visiting St Paul's. It's so chill and void in comparison to Westminster Abbey and Wren just can't compete with either queen named Mary. It's always full of tourists too busy arranging the perfect selfie to move out of the way. If you have plenty of time or are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, everyone should visit St Paul's when coming to London. We have been repeatedly and it is a stunning experience, both architecturally and historically. This trip however we were appalled to see admission charges of 18£ for entry. Not an economic hardship for us but it is for a lot of people. It should be free with a suggested donation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The closest thing in Europe to the awesomeness of St Peters in Rome, and second only to that church in the world in size. If you love Baroque architecture, it rarely gets more awesome than this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked past this beautiful church on January 2nd and it's white stone looked amazing against the blue sky. Short on time we didn't want to do the full tour but you can enter a small side chapel for free. The chapel door is to the left of the front entrance and you can pray and light a candle in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent a lot longer here than I thought since it is very big! Take the time to walk up to the whispering walk that runs along the bottom of the main dome. So beautiful...with with worn stone walkway around the circumference! Lovely to see Admiral Nelson's tomb and this time, there was a good display of items and history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to mars on Sunday with the family and it was a sung mass with eh amazing choir. What an experience. this was special and is something we will certainly remember. We showed up early to ensure seating and this for our family of 6 was not a problem. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

St. Paul's Cathedral is a very recognisable landmark in London. I visited St. Paul's for a few minutes in January 2015 and wasn't able to enter the cathedral properly due to time restriction my friends and I were having. However, I enjoyed the architecture and shape of the church from outside. This time I was able to enter it, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must-see. The entry price includes the audio guide. If you are physically able, make your way up to the Whispering Gallery, and if you can, continue to the very top (500+ steps). It is well worth the workout - impressive views of London from the top of the dome.

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