The great Wren cathedral, whose massive dome characterises the London skyline.
The huge dome of London's cathedral has long been a defining feature of the city's skyline. Originally founded in 604AD, this is the fifth incarnation of the cathedral since then, designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren. Three times destroyed by fire and restored after the war, the cathedral as it now stands is the second largest church building in the UK (the first being Liverpool Cathedral) and is the official seat of the Bishop of London.
Thousands of people come to worship beneath the great dome, or simply to admire its massive structure. Standing at 111.3 metres and weighing 65,000 tons, it is one of the biggest in the world. Regular prayers take place, but the cathedral welcomes visitors of all faiths as well as tourists. Evensong is sung by the choristers on most evenings. The cathedral also has a collection of religious objects and decorative pieces.
St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 - 16:30
Galleries open to visitors at 9:30 and last entry is at 16:15