St. Paul’s Cathedral
The cathedral is one of London’s most famous and most recognizable sights. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City. The present building dates from the 17th century and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The cathedral is built of Portland stone in a late Renaissance style that represents England’s sober Baroque. The cathedral has a very substantial crypt, holding over 200 memorials including Donne, Welligton, Churchill and Nelson. You can climb up the dome to the Whispering Gallery and try out its unique acoustics.
The imposing Dome of St. Paul's Cathedral has been a symbol of London not least during the blitz of the second world war when it stood framed by the fires raging in the city. A church has stood on the site since the 7c. and the present building, a masterpiece of Christopher Wren, was completed in 1708 after 32 years of work. The impressive interior contains mementos and monuments to many of Britain's heroes including Nelson, Wellington and Churchill. The famous Whispering Gallery is well worth the climb.
- Private walking tour of London’s St Paul’s Cathedral
- In-depth private tour of the famous cathedral and Whispering Gallery
- Fabulous views from the Golden Gallery
- Tailor the tour to suit your own interests
- Professional art historian guide
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What You Can Expect
Private Tour: London Walking Tour of St Paul's Cathedral
Christopher Wren built 53 churches following the fire of London in 1666 and 23 remain. Among these we will visit St. Stephen Walbrook and St. Mary Abchurch. The former has a beautifully designed dome which undoubtedly served as a model for St. Paul's. St. Mary Abchurch contains a wealth of objects including a massive reredos by Grinling Gibbons.
This in-depth private tour is hosted by a professional guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert our guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.Print This Page