St Paul’s Cathedral - Wren’s Masterpiece

 
  • Historical & Architecture

  • 230 GBP - Private Group Price

  • 2 Hours Duration

  • Your Private Guide: Liz Findlay

  • Guide Language: English

Hampstead

We are back in the 17th century. London has suffered from several outbreaks of plague, with the last 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.

Read more about your guide: Liz Findlay

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