This grand Neoclassical cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675 after its predecessor burned down in the Great Fire of London. The site of many important wedding and funerals over the centuries, St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the most popular attractions in Britain.

View from South
View from the south in the evening light. St Paul's Cathedral, 1675-1708, London, England. Holly Hayes
Location map of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England. Click to enlarge.

Quick Facts

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Listed Building ID
1079157 view listed building data
Article Title
St. Paul's Cathedral
51.5138486° N, 0.1005393° W map · aerial
Grid Reference
TQ 32042 81141
Street Address
St Paul's Churchyard
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Listed Building Description

Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

627/8/210 ST PAUL'S CHURCHYARD EC4 627/9/210 CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PAUL TQ3181 SE 8/210 TQ3218 SW 9/210 04-JAN-1950


1675 to 1710 by Sir Christopher Wren. Rebuilding of mediaeval cathedral burnt in Great Fire. Classical style, mainly of Portland stone, with central dome and western towers. Large crypt. Contains important contemporary and later fittings and monuments including a very few survivals from the previous church. C19 fittings, monuments, decorations etc of importance. Dome painted by Thornhill. Above the 2 west chapels are the library and music room. The south west tower contains a fine circular staircase. Elaborate steps with walls, piers, urns and gates to south transept. Broad steps to west front flanked by pedestals supporting decorative iron lamp standards by Lutyens.

Listing NGR: TQ3204281141

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Place ID
St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022