St Paul’s Cathedral – Wren’s Masterpiece

  • Architecture & Historical Walking Tour

  • 230 GBP (private group price)

  • 2 hours

  • Your Private Guide: Liz Findlay

We are back in the 17th century. London had suffered from several outbreaks of plague but the last was in 1665. Then in 1666 came the Great Fire.

It began on 2nd September in a baker’s shop and as the wind encouraged the flames, flimsy buildings burnt easily until a terrible fire swept through the city causing devastation. Great St Paul’s Cathedral lay in ruins. What was to be done?

Come along with me to explore the masterpiece which rose from the ashes, created by leading architect Sir Christopher Wren and adorned by many skilled craftsmen such as Jean Tijou and Grinling Gibbons.

See the tombs of the famous warriors who are buried here, the Duke of Wellington and Lord Horatio Nelson. Admire and test the acoustics of the Whispering Gallery. Hear of the heroic fire watchers of World War Two. Let your imagination work as you listen to the great events held here, funeral services of the famous, the royal wedding, influential sermons.

Entrance fees are not included.

Wear suitable clothing for visiting a cathedral, please wear comfortable shoes.

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