Photo: View of St Paul’s from the Whispering Gallery

You don’t need to be religious to appreciate the stunning beauty of a cathedral like St Paul’s in London, a place we make a point to visit on every trip. It’s an architectural masterpiece designed by Sir Christopher Wren. A small bonus to visiting is that it also has the graves of Nelson and Wellington, a fitting mausoleum for two of Britain’s most important heroes. Photo was taken in 2007. Who here has climbed the narrow 528 steps to the top of the Golden Dome?

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  1. avatarGardenofEnglandGirl says

    Hello Jonathan, I’m not a fellow Anglophile I’m afraid… I’m just British (English) and still live in England but I do love my country and was sooo surprised to see just how incredibly passionate people are about Britain (and the things that are just part of my everyday) from the US!
    I would like to back up your post about how amazing St Paul’s Cathedral is!! I would wholly recommend the climb up to the Golden Gallery. It has spectacular views over London. It is my favourite view over London in fact. In my opinion a hundred times better than the London eye!
    If you can, go up there to see/as the sun set(s)… I think the only time this is really possible is from November to February/March time. I believe St Paul’s closes the gallery at 5pm so you need to pick this time of year when the sun is setting early. Pick the right time (and the right clear sky day), see the sun set over London and I promise you can easily have ‘one of those moments’ you’ll want to burn into your memory because your camera just won’t be able to capture the true beauty before you.
    Love or hate London, it is undeniably beautiful in the sunset on a clear afternoon/evening :)