St. Pauls Cathedral, London (United Kingdom)

St Pauls Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in London United Kingdom which as the cathedral of the Bishop of London serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site founded in AD 604. The present cathedral dating from the late 17th century was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction completed in Wrens lifetime was part of a major rebuilding programme in the City after the Great Fire of London. The earlier Gothic cathedral largely destroyed in the Great Fire was a central focus for medieval and early modern London including Pauls walk and St Pauls Churchyard being the site of St Pauls Cross. The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London. Its dome framed by the spires of Wrens City churches has dominated the skyline for over 300 years. At 365 feet high it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1963. The dome remains among the highest in the world.

St Pauls Churchyard London EC4M 8AD UK
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