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St Pauls Cathedral

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in London, United Kingdom.

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St Pauls Cathedral is an iconic London landmark, one which has famously survived the Blitz in WW2 while all around the city burned. Seat of the Bishop of London and the fifth Cathedral on this spot, it was built by Sir Christopher Wren after destruction of 'old St Pauls' in the Great Fire of 1666 - along with 50 other city churches, which makes London's church architecture the finest of any city in the world outside Rome.

The style is a more restrained, English version of the Baroque - English renaissance. The huge dome, a London landmark, was inspired by St Peters in Rome. Many famous figures from British history are buried here, including Winston Churchill, the Duke of Wellington and Admiral Nelson.

Written by  James Dunford Wood.

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