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St. Paul's Cathedral, London

London, England, Europe: achievement reward: When St. Paul's was completed in 1708, Sir Christopher Wren became the first
St. Paul's Churchyard
The City
England EC4M 8AD
Tel: 44 207 236 4128
Tube: St. Paul's's insider take:

Sir Christopher Wren's No. 1 work is this, the cathedral church of the Diocese of London. With its green dome, St. Paul's is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. It's actually this site's fourth cathedral, built between 1675 and 1710, after its predecessor was destroyed in the 1666 Great Fire of London. Nowadays a visit to the church, taking in the Crypt, Ambulatory, and everyone's favorite, the Whispering Gallery, is easily combined with a trip to one of London's newer essential sights, the Tate Modern—the way isn't well signed, but it's very near nevertheless. Exit St. Paul's Tube station, cross the redeveloped Paternoster Square next door, drop in on the cathedral (St. Dunstan's Chapel on the north side is always open for praying, and free of charge), then head across the Millennium Bridge to the south bank.

Mon–Sat 8:30–4.

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