Guided walk around Christopher Wren’s churches

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Address:
, Ludgate Hill, The City, London51.513805 -0.098393
Tel:
0207 246 8348

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
Every Wednesday
11 AM to 12.45 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£7
The tour begins outside the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral
Important note: The tour doesn't actually go inside St. Paul's itself -- it just looks at the outside
See cityoflondonguides.com for more information

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St. Paul’s Cathedral is #4 in our London Bucket List

This enjoyable walk will take around some of Sir Christopher Wren's finest City churches.

Following the Great Fire of London Christopher Wren rebuilt fifty one churches plus St. Paul's Cathedral. Only thirteen of them survive to this day in their original form, and eleven more have been substantially altered on the inside (mainly due to The Blitz). Six more exist as towers only, and a couple have been demolished and their stones re-used elsewhere.

This tour will include a selection of the best churches, including the famous 'cockney church' of St Mary-le-Bow. If you want to call yourself a true cockney then you're supposed to have been born within the sound of its bell. Craig has written a review of St. Mary-le-Bow if you'd like to see what looks like inside.

The tour will also stop at St Michael Paternoster Royal, the local church of Dick Whittington. The famous medieval Mayor is said to have been buried within its grounds, and they've installed a giant stained glass window to celebrate the association. Craig has written a review of St Michael Paternoster Royal as well, if you'd like to get a quick preview.

Important note: The tour doesn't actually go inside St. Paul's Cathedral, they just walk and talk outside it. If you'd like to see what it's actually like inside, then read Craig's review of St. Paul's on his blog. You might like to look through our special section on London's churches as well.

 

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Craig’s review of St. Paul’s – “One of the things that I have always liked about St. Paul's Cathedral is the lousy piece of street planning outside the front door. As you walk up Ludgate Hill you'll expect to see the grand facade block off the top like a great barn door, but with the way the street curves over the brow all you get is three-quarters of the front. It's the worst piece of street planni… continued”

Read Craig’s review of St. Paul’s

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