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St. Paul's Cathedral London | History, Facts, Highlights & More

St. Paul’s Cathedral, a 300-year-old masterpiece by Sir Christopher Wren, stands as an iconic symbol in London. Perched atop Ludgate Hill, it's been a site of worship for over 1400 years. Surviving fires and wars, its majestic dome represents prid...

Founded On

1710

Founded By

Sir Christopher Wren

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RECOMMENDED DURATION

2 hours

VISITORS PER YEAR

2000000

EXPECTED WAIT TIME - STANDARD

0-30 mins (Peak), 0-30 mins (Off Peak)

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Did you know?

St Paul's Cathedral is the fourth church to be built on the site.

St Paul's Cathedral has one of the largest domes in the world, with a height of 366 feet.

The Whispering Gallery in the cathedral is built in such a way that if you whisper in one end of the room, you can hear it in the other end!

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About St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral in London, completed in 1710 by Christopher Wren, is a masterful fusion of Neoclassical, Gothic, and Baroque architecture. Its splendid interior features elaborate ironwork, exquisite woodcarvings, and ornate decorations. The cathedral showcases a diverse art collection symbolizing British history and offers a profound cultural experience in London's core.

Quick facts about St. Paul's Cathedral

  • Official name: Cathedral Church of St Paul the Apostle
  • Address: St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom
  • Date of opening: 1710
  • Timings: 8:30am to 4:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10am to 4:30pm on Wednesday
  • Architect: Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke
  • Architectural style: Renaissance architecture and English Baroque architecture
  • Number of visitors per year: About 20,00,000
  • Function: Anglican church