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St Paul's Cathedral
Things to see at St Paul's Cathedral:
A bucket list of the top sights at St Paul's Cathedral, ordered by popularity.
1. One New Change
2. Paternoster Square
3. Old Bailey
4. Ludgate Hill
5. Queen Anne
6. College of Arms
7. Queen Victoria Street
8. St Sepulchre without Newgate
9. Christ Church Greyfriars
10. Cheapside
11. National Firefighters Memorial
12. St James Garlickhythe
13. Apothecaries Hall
14. Young Lovers
15. Bow Lane
16. Telephone Box Wenlock
17. Watling Street
18. Carter Lane
19. Golden Gallery
20. Peter's Hill
21. Cutler's Hall
22. St Martin-within-Ludgate
23. Capitalism is Crisis
24. View from The Stone Gallery
25. Sonnet Wenlock
26. John Wesley
27. Shepherd and Sheep
28. To Street
29. Bracken House
30. St. Andrew's Hill
31. Blue Trees
32. The Punch Tavern
33. Tent City
34. Ye Olde Watling
35. St Andrew by the Wardrobe
36. St Vedast Alias Foster
37. Blitz
38. Stationers' Hall
39. The Old Bell
40. St Benet Paul's Wharf
41. Out of This World
42. City Thameslink
43. Ludgate Circus
44. Viaduct Tavern
45. Central Criminal Court
46. Goldsmiths Hall
47. Faraday Building
48. Wardrobe Place
49. St Anne and St Agnes
50. St Nicholas Cole Abbey
51. General Assembly
52. Men's Marathon

St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present church, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed in Wren's lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programme in the City after the Great Fire of London.

The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, dominated the skyline for 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962. The dome is among the highest in the world. St Paul's is the second largest church building in area in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral.

St Paul's Cathedral occupies a significant place in the national identity. It is the central subject of much promotional material, as well as of images of the dome surrounded by the smoke and fire of the Blitz. Services held at St Paul's have included the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill; Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria; peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars; the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, the launch of the Festival of Britain and the thanksgiving services for the Golden Jubilee, the 80th Birthday and the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

St Paul's Cathedral is a working church with hourly prayer and daily services.

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