7 Interesting St Paul’s Cathedral Facts, London

  1. Standing Tall – The cathedral stood as the tallest building between 1710 – 1965. Now The Shard bloody eclipses everything!!
  2. 35 years – The length of time it took Sir Christopher Wren to rebuild St Pauls’ cathedral after old St Paul’s was destroyed in the Great Fire of London 1666.
  3. Secrets held within – A notable feature of this London treasure is ‘The whispering gallery’. A whisper against the wall can be clearly heard at the other side, 112 feet away!St Paul's Cathedral taken from the side closest to the River Thames. Summer 2018, London, England, UK.
  4. Sir Christopher Wren  – The St Paul’s Cathedral designer was the first person to be laid to rest in its grounds.
  5. War – The cathedral was hit by several German bombs during the Blitz in World War 2. One was removed before it exploded; had it not been, St Paul’s would’ve been demolished.

St Paul's Cathedral photographed  from the Southbank side of the River Thames in Summer 2018. London, UK.6. Life And Death – Funeral services for several famous people have been held at St Paul’s, including Winston Churchill and Lord Nelson. The wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was also held there.                                                                                                7. The Greats – The two largest bells in St Paul’s are named Great Tom and Great Paul. Great Paul has not rung in several years due to a broken chiming mechanism. Great Tom is sounded for the death of a member of the royal family, the Bishop of London, or the Lord Mayor of London. Don’t ask me where they got their names, atleast it’s not Big Ben!

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