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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

England is filled with stunning churches and cathedral sand St. Paul’s is no exception. What struck me more than the architecture was realizing all the momentous historic events hosted by the cathedral. The surrounding area is filled with landmarks of interest so it is well worth visiting the cathedral and area.

Thank delnorn
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited the cathedral on a very wet Saturday late afternoon recently, just before they were preparing the cathedral for the evening service. As a tourist you can explore most of the cathedral, although I was too late to explore the crypts. I was able to enjoy the organ playing under that amazing dome and roof.

Thank davidaedwards-au
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cathedral is absolutely stunning. We went on a Sunday just before a service. The building is breathtaking. The sound of the organ was amazing. Worth a visit.

Thank ZoeT794
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very beautiful church ,with the beautiful Art work around the church ,Feel very peaceful time ...

It is completely free to visit on the specific timing and recommendation to visit near by shopping centre where you can access the top of the centre for drinks and can able to see the church from the outside top to bottom ..

Thank Ejazakbar
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Reviewed yesterday

Attended Lord Mayors Show and found out that St Paul was free to visit. I missed the church on my last trip so this was special. Church was packed, no doubt, but plenty of areas to visit without crowding. Glad I had the time to visit. Did I mention, visit was free?

Thank happymom2008
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful and humbling are the two words that most readily come to mind. If you are a brave soul, and in shape, walked the very narrow staircases up to the top of the cathedral. Be advised this is not for the weak or faint hearted! That you will be rewarded with a view of the city that is stunning. Inside the church you will experience beauty and grandeur that is almost undescribable. If you take the tour you will discover Insights into the history of this magnificent facility. I especially enjoyed the American World War II wing. Spend the time studying stained glass windows in this particular wing.

1  Thank Sasmo17
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spectacular cathedral. The highlight is seeing the tombs of Nelson and Wellington and even better, climbing to the Whispering Gallery and carrying on to the top of St Paul's dome, the Golden Gallery for great views of London. Not an easy climb of about 500 steps so beware.

1  Thank TravelingSoccerLoon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One would like to have a guide summarizing the reasons for this aesthetic debacle. From the outside, the relation between the different floors and the cupola is so regular that it is dull. The inside confirms that the inspiration had been on the likes of Sangallo, but the attempt to open several levels to the public seems to lead to horizontal lines lacking the consistency and blurring vertical ones as well as the ability to follow the construction. Pevsner, London, 1, 3rd edition, p. 132, describes an example: as "the spaces between all openings are low compared with the giant arches he" (Wren) "needed to carry his dome, he gave these niches their own arches". The paintings, in turn, are partially of the horizontal focus typical for the 18th century, static.
Pevsner, remark about the domed space, namely that "some Baroque intricacies" were "not wholly" "aesthetically successful" (same place) is valid for the whole. …

Thank Dr_Max_Gutbrod
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its easy to find in London right by the St Paul's tube. A little expensive £16 to get in but we had Tesco vouchers. The inside is really beautiful. Just looking up at the dome is amazing. Lots of famous people buried here including Nelson an Sir Christopher Wren. You can go up the steps to the whispering gallery which isn't too bad a climb but the other 2 galleries are more difficult. It was a shame it was a misty day because couldn't get photos from the top. No photos allowed in the Cathedral. There is a cafe and shop and toilets. Spent about 2 hours there. Would recommend.

Thank licoricejen
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ok 252 approx steps to the whispering gallery, 190+ to the stone gallery and 290+ to the Golden gallery. I stopped at the stone but my partner went all the way.

The church is beautiful and holds the burial place of many famous people including Wellington and J.M. Turner.

It also has the most beautiful preRaphilite painting "The light of the world" which is stunning in real life.

The whisper gallery is a wonderful place to look down from the edge of the dome on to the nave and up at the paintings. It has the amazing effect of caring your whispers around the edge to others.

The stone Gallery is outside and gives an astounding view of of London and across the buildings through the large decorative rails. I was done by then.
The steps are narrow and winding. My knees were sore so I sat and enjoyed the site.

My partner went up. He was buzzing when he came down having walked the steps up between the cone that supports the smaller internal dome and the larger outside dome. Seeing how it all comes together was awesome. It is a climb on an ironwork spiral staircase once you are inside.

St Pauls is a great place to visit.

2  Thank Jill C
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