St Paul's Cathedral
Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece was built between 1675 and 1710 to replace a cathedral destroyed by the Great Fire. An icon of Britishness, St Paul’s hosted Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral, alongside the wedding of Lady Diana and the Prince of Wales. Below ground, a crypt houses the tombs of Admiral Nelson and the Duke of Wellington, while a sharp climb reveals The Whispering Gallery: a whisper here can be heard clearly from 100 feet off. Another 271 steps and pilgrims are rewarded with expansive views in The Golden Gallery. Tours are included in the ticket price, but reserve ahead for a special visit to the Triforium, which includes Wren’s Great Model, an early cathedral plan shaped like a Greek cross.
Tel: 020 7492 1561
Entry Charges: Admission: Child £6, Adult £15