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Who Are We? - 20/09/19

What make St Paul's Cathedral special? Our class researched online to find out more about St Paul's. Here is what we found:

 

•St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the largest churches in the world. It is located within the City of London on Ludgate Hill, the City’s highest point.

•The cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, as an important part of a huge rebuilding plan, after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Wren also designed over 50 other London churches.

•St Paul’s Cathedral was the tallest building in London from its construction until 1962. The dome is the second largest in the world at 366 feet high and is reached by climbing 259 steps.

(Praise)

 

Sitting majestically at the top of Ludgate Hill, St Paul’s Cathedral is a spiritual centre at the heart of London.

A cathedral site since AD 604, Sir Christopher Wren completed his architectural masterpiece in 1711 after the Great Fire of London destroyed the previous incarnation.

Whether you climb the Dome, discover the crypt, or treat yourself to afternoon tea there’s something for everyone. Ascend the spiral staircase to the Whispering Gallery before travelling up and out to the Stone and Golden Galleries, there you will experience a breathtaking panoramic view of London unmatched in the city.

(Haleema)

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