St Paul's Cathedral  

 
 
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St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M 8AD
 
 
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Mon to Sat 8.30am-4pm (last entry). Sunday open for worship only and there is no sightseeing.
 

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St Paul's CathedralBeing the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill were conducted inside the church's fortress-like walls, as was the elaborate fairy-tale wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Built by court architect, Sir Christopher Wren, after the Great Fire of London in 1666, the cathedral miraculously survived the Blitz in World War Two when most of the surrounding area was flattened by German bombing raids. It consequently served to act as an inspirational symbol of British strength in the nation's darkest hour. During the construction of the dome and galleries, architect Wren was wrenched up and down in a basket at least once a week to inspect the work in progress. By the time work was completed in 1708, Wren was 78 years old and watched on as his son placed the last stone in position. Three curving galleries lead up to the dome - one of the largest in the world and one of the best viewing points in the City.

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Architectural symbolism and sentiment, medieval relics and Victorian mosaics, curving galleries and great dome.

 

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Bill Viola: MaryBill Viola: MaryMary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire aisle of Christopher Wren's magnificent cathedral on 8th September 2016, coinciding with the Feast of Mary. Seen as a companion piece to Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), in the South Quire Aisle of the cathedral since 2018-02-18T00:00:00+00002018-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  8th September 2016 to 31st December 2018
Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire aisle of Christopher Wren's magnificent cathedral on 8th September 2016, coinciding with the Feast of Mary. Seen as a companion piece to Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), in the South Quire Aisle of the cathedral since ... More about this event
 

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Underground Stations

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St. Paul's Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Mansion House Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Snowhill NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  26% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  41% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 3 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  34% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest St Paul's Cathedral

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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent organ ... More
 
 
 
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near St Paul's Cathedral

The best museums, galleries, attractions near St Paul's Cathedral
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions >
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters , the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to a new concept from ... More
 
 
 
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London Visions
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th January to 15th April 2018
St Paul's Cathedral, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
See London through a crystal ball. The Museum of London presents London Visions, fantastical future scenarios of the city. Artists, architects and designers have come up ...More
 
 
 
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Pulse
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th November 2017 to 15th April 2018 - 10am-6pm
St Paul's Cathedral, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
A digital installation by Tekja collecting and visualising live data about London from Twitter....More
 
 
 
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Fatberg!
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th February to 1st July 2018
St Paul's Cathedral, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This will make you think before you flush. Fatberg! puts the last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg on display in the Museum of London. An ...More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 9 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near St Paul's Cathedral

The best shops and markets near St Paul's Cathedral
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 8 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 9 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Refectory Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from St Paul's Cathedral
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Restaurant at St Paul's Cathedral
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
St Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from St Paul's Cathedral
In the basement of Sir Christopher Wren's grandest architectural achievement is burial place of St Paul's Cathedral, where those who have made an outstanding contribution to ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
5-14 St Paul's Church Yard, City, London EC4M | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 12 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 2 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
... More
 
 
 
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Veeno St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1st Floor One New Change, EC2V | 3 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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The Four Sisters Townhouse
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, EC4M | 4 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near St Paul's Cathedral.
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
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Plaisterers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Paul's Cathedral
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Pulse
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

A digital installation by Tekja collecting and visualising live data about London from Twitter....More

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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

The Museum of London marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for ...More

 
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Museum of London 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

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Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

See London through a crystal ball. The Museum of London presents London Visions, fantastical future scenarios of the city. Artists, ...More

 
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Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 6 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 
The Captive Queen
Theatre | Until 4th March 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 8 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

Barrie Rutter, Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides, directs a bold reimagining of John Dryden's Restoration drama about an ageing Emperor, ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 24th July 2018 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

Multimedia, installations and sculpture spanning the career of the influential American artist, whose work focuses on perception, spatial relationships, human ...More

Red Star Over Russia
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

Propaganda posters, prints and photographs from collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943-2016). Includes work by El Lissitzky, ...More

The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

Danish collective Superflex has been chosen to create this year's Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern's massive Turbine Hall. In the ...More

 
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral

Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of Russia and the Soviet Union through the eyes of artists, designers and ...More

 

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