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St. Paul's Cathedral
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Ranked #28 of 1,751 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 state funeral and the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. A busy working Christian community with several daily services at which all are welcome. St Paul’s also welcomes visitors with access to five levels of the Cathedral and multimedia guides, guided tours and the award-winning 'Oculus' film experience included.
Reviewed November 19, 2012

It was much larger than expected and you really need a whole day at least to do it justice. Try and walk up all the steps to the top outside viewing bits - over 500 in all. If you go right up to the very top bit the stair case become very narrow. I loved it! So, you can be restful and sit and take in the sheer beauty of all the intricate beauty of it all or be energetic and climb all the stairs. All in all magical, tranquil and exhilarating to be high up outside walking around the top looking at the views for miles. Do not miss!

Thank Maz91
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

It's years since my wife and I visited Str Paul's. Then, it was dark, dusty and not all that pleasant. I suppose the place was given a good spruce up for the Royal Wedding and now it is just magnificent.
Look inside the tower to the right of the main door and see a beautiful cantilever staircase, looking like a giant corkscrew above your head. The chapel next door (I think it was St George's) holds some surprises for Australians. There's a bishop's chair that on closer inspection was dedicated to Australian explorer John Forrest and the main stalls remember a Tasmanian bishop.
The main doors are immense and it was surprising to find a large American War Memorial behind the main altar. When we visited, it was a sunny morning and the mosaics shone as their makers intended.
The crypt was full of interest, with the tombs of Wren, Nelson, Wellington and Churchill among others. On a wall was another interesting memorial slab, for Billy Fiske, the first American to be killed in uniform in WW11 and the subject of a film being made, controversially, with Tom Cruise in the lead part.
It seems wrong to have to pay to enter a cathedral and I expect anyone would be entitled to demand free admission, but, having paid and viewed, I would say it is money well spent.

Thank BarryWiseman
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We decided late in the day — 4pm to go to St.Paul's, it was a Saturday night.
As soon as you approach the Cathedral you are filled with awe and amazement it is such an impressive building from the outside. Inside it is even more impressive. We spent time sitting and looking up at the ceiling and artwork and then walking around reading the plaques on the wall. You could do the whole guided tour by earphone, if you want to but as we arrived just before evensong this was not an option for us but we were happy with that.
As we had arrived the choir were assembling for evensong, it was truly atmospheric. When the choir started to sing, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up, even my friends were touched by the sound and atmosphere . It was a very special experience.
If you get the chance, do St.Paul's Cathedral in the evening, you wont be disappointed.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We decided to not enter because of the price : 20£ ! It's very beautiful but we weren't sure that it was worth the price. The architecture is great but we stayed outside to observe that attraction

Thank Pilku_Feee
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Quite disappointed by a visit to St Paul's Cathedral. No sense of history or a feeling of spirituality. The building was more like a museum and lacked any atmosphere. Quite a shock after visiting the beautiful Westminster abbey!

Thank David K
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