St Paul's Cathedral was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren. It is the fourth to occupy the site and was completed in 1710 after it's predecessor had been destroyed in the Great Fire of London. As the capital's cathedral, it is where countless national events of celebration and commemoration have taken place. Throughout the years St Paul's has remained a busy, working church of international importance.
The imposing structure is crowned by a large dome that towers over 100 metres high. As well as the cathedral floor, St Paul's has a library and a crypt which contains effigies and stone fragments that pre-date the building itself. Its architectural, artistic and historical importance make it a hot tourist attraction where you can see numerous works of art including magnificent mosaics.
If you visit it is worth taking a guided tour of the cathedral and it's crypt. There are also events such a exhibitions and concerts held at the Cathedral.
Underground: St Paul's station on the Central line.
Bus Routes: 4,8,25,100,172,242,521
Connections for City of London: The city has good tube connections the northern, central, circle, district, Hammersmith and city lines all pass through it. There are also five destination train stations, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street in the south, Liverpool Street and Moorgate in the north. Liverpool Steet station connects to Stansted airport and Moorgate connects to Luton airport. There are many buses that go through the city, numbers 15 and 25 go from east to west while 43 and 149 from north to south.
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