Private Tour: London Walking Tour of St Paul's Cathedral

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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of St Paul's Cathedral information and booking

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$101
Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
St Paul's Cathedral, near St Paul's Station
Returns to
Concludes at Canon Street
Time of departure
9:30am
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Tour description provided by Viator

The imposing Dome of St. Paul's Cathedral has been a symbol of London not least during the blitz of the second world war when it stood framed by the fires raging in the city. A church has stood on the site since the 7c. and the present building, a masterpiece of Christopher Wren, was completed in 1708 after 32 years of work. The impressive interior contains mementos and monuments to many of Britain's heroes including Nelson, Wellington and Churchill. The famous Whispering Gallery is well worth the climb.

Christopher Wren built 53 churches following the fire of London in 1666 and 23 remain. Among these we will visit St. Stephen Walbrook and St. Mary Abchurch. The former has a beautifully designed dome which undoubtedly served as a model for St. Paul's. St. Mary Abchurch contains a wealth of objects including a massive reredos by Grinling Gibbons.

This in-depth private tour is hosted by a professional guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert our guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

What's included

  • Entrance fees
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour
  • Professional art historian guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off