St. Paul's Cathedral, London Location map
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  View of the south east corner and churchyard, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England   St. Paul's Cathedral.

There has been a cathedral on this site since 604 AD and the latest (fourth) incarnation was built around 1700 after the great fire of London destroyed the previous one.

This view is from the south-east. The square tower on the right is the remaining tower of the church of St Augustine, Watling Street, which was otherwise destroyed during World War II.

 

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  View of the West End, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England   St. Paul's Cathedral.

This view is of the West End showing twelve columns, in six pairs, with a further eight columns above and a prominent tower, 250 feet high, at each side. The bulk of the cathedral is made from Portland stone.

Rather like Southwark Cathedral there is little space around the building which can make photography difficult in places.

 

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  Photograph of the north east, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England   St. Paul's Cathedral.

This view from the north-east shows the dome and a column with a statue of St. Paul at the top.

Compared with most other cathedrals in this country St. Paul's is relatively modern being a mere 300 years old.

 

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  Photograph of the dome, St. Pauls Cathedral, London, England   St. Paul's Cathedral.

You can see the Stone Gallery just above the pillars with a low railing surrounding around it. This is the lower gallery to which visitors have access

Above the Stone Gallery on the top of the dome is the Golden Gallery. It encircles the base of that square structure and is the higher gallery to which visitors have access.

 

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  Photograph of a typical telephone box, London, England   St. Paul's Cathedral.

A typical red telephone box in one corner of the churchyard together with a rather nice flower bed.

This telephone box is also just visible in the top picture on this page.

 

 

 

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