St Paul's Cathedral
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St Paul's is the seat of the Bishop of London and mother church of the Diocese of London. As part of an ongoing arts project, two specially commissioned video installations by Bill Viola are currently on display inside the cathedral.
For more than 1400 years, a cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the city. The present incarnation is the masterpiece of British architect Sir Christopher Wren, and was built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Services began here in 1697.
This was the first cathedral to be built after the English Reformation, when Henry VIII removed the Church of England from the jurisdiction of the Pope and the crown took control of the life of the church.
Why you should go
Stunning Baroque architecture designed by Christopher Wren
Famous for its dome, one of the tallest in the world
Climb to the top of the dome for panoramic views of London