More than three hundred years after its completion, St Paul’s Cathedral dominates the skyline on Ludgate Hill in the City of London. Seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the British Commonwealth, it is the second largest domed church in the world (after St Peter’s in Rome).
The work of Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke it was the £1 billion (2020 equivalent) phoenix that arose from the ashes of the Great Fire of London of 1666, in which the previous church was engulfed. Aside from its historic setting, stunning baroque architecture and internal dome and elevated views of the city, it holds the burial tombs of two of Britain’s most famous military heroes; Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson and the Duke of Wellington.
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