When you enter the iconic London landmark, you will realise that the architecture is not the only impressive part of St Paul’s Cathedral. Visitors can explore the cathedral further with the new touch-screen multimedia guide that is included in the admission price along with a guided tour so that you can discover the history behind this historic building.
The highlight of St Paul’s is climbing up the dome. The first stop is the Whispering Gallery, which can be reached by a lift and shows you a great view of the inside of St Paul’s. Next, climb up a spiral staircase to the Stone Gallery where you can see panoramic views of London. The final level, reached by a fairly scary spiral staircase is the Golden Gallery. The views are amazing but probably not worth the trouble if you have young children.
You can also venture down to the crypt, the resting place of many famous Britons such as Lord Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and the cathedral’s architect himself – Sir Christopher Wren.
Visitors can also watch the award-winning 270° film experience, Oculus – an eye into St Paul’s Cathedral.
Why not make a day out of exploring this part of London. St Paul’s Cathedral is only a stone’s throw away from the Millennium Bridge. On the other side of the Thames, you will find Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern.