If you're taking the bus tour of London, you will undoubtedly notice one of the most notable landmarks of the city, St. Paul's Cathedral.
(TRAVPR.COM) LONDON,UK - November 1st, 2012 - The structure is built in memory of Paul the apostle, and its creation dates back to 604 AD. However, due to the Great Fire of London that happened in 1666, they have to rebuild the structure again. Today, St. Paul's Cathedral is the fifth cathedral to have stood at the site, which was created between 1675 and 1710.
A much-celebrated London tour attraction, St. Paul's Cathedral is a popular place that's visited by tourists and locals alike not only because it's the house of prayer for people from different nations, but also due to the fact that the cathedral is place where everyone gets together and expresses feelings of joy, gratitude, and sorrow.
Furthermore, St. Paul's is known for its Royal occasions, which includes Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1897, Queen Elizabeth's 80th birthday in 2006, and the Royal weddings like the union of Catherine of Aragon and Prince Arthur in 1501 as well as the matrimony of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
However, the cathedral is not just about happy endings and weddings because it's also a site of state funerals of British Military leaders, which includes the death of the Duke of Wellington, Admiral Lord Nelson as well as the passing of Sir Winston Churchill, London's war time Prime Minister.
Now, history might not be enough to amuse you of this wonderful place because the cathedral has a lot of wow factors, too! All it takes is a bit of sightseeing adventure, and you will surely come back for more! In fact, St. Paul's is not just your typical cathedral because there are actually a lot of things you can explore.
The Nave welcomes visitors through its long central section of the cathedral that leads them to the dome. It is a public ceremonial place where large congregational services are held.
The crypt is where you'll find the foremost burial place of the cathedral. This is where great men with outstanding contributions to the life of the nation now lay in peace.
The Oculus is 270-degree film experience that allows tourists and locals to experience St. Paul's 1400 years-worth of rich history.
Other things you'll be able to see in the cathedral are the chapels, the dome, the churchyards, and the monuments that add charm and beauty to the 1400 year old cathedral.
What are you waiting for? Make sure you hop on the open top double decker bus London and see why St. Paul's Cathedral is a must-visit place in the English capital.
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