St. Paul's Cathedral

A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has overlooked the City of London since 604AD, a constant reminder to this great commercial centre of the importance of the spiritual side of life.

The current Cathedral the fourth to occupy this site was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

In the crypt are effigies and fragments of stone that pre-date the Cathedral, relics of a medieval world; children still test the acoustics in the Whispering Gallery; and the 1695 organ which Mendelssohn once played is still in use.

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