Visiting the metropolitan city of London can be an exciting experience for many as the capital of London boasts of diverse tourist attractions and spectacular sights known the world over. Whether one resides at Halkin by COMO London, just next to the Buckingham Palace and its extensive Gardens or in the very heart of the city, London is replete with attractions such as the Tower of London, London Eye, the Natural History Museum, Big Ben, Hyde Park and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
As the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral continue to dominate the skyline of London, it further serves as a continuous reminder to those who stay in a London boutique hotel of the importance of visiting this church. Inspired by the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica designed by the famed Michaelangelo, Sir Christopher Wren designed the Cathedral in the English Baroque Style dedicating it to Paul the Apostle. Constructed during the 17th century, St. Paul’s Cathedral continued to be the spiritual centre of England for over three centuries and has witnessed many historic events. Being the second largest in the United Kingdom, the Cathedral witnessed the jubilant peace services that marked the conclusion of the First and Second World Wars as well as the Jubilee Celebrations for Queen Victoria and more recently, the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.
Within the Cathedral are St. Dunstan’s Chapel originally known as the Morning Chapel, All Souls Chapel and the Chapel of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. It is also home to a number of memorials while figures such as Florence Nightingale have been buried in the Cathedral crypt. The Cathedral has been depicted through the centuries by numerous artists as well is in modern feature films such as Mary Poppins and Lawrence of Arabia, attesting to the worldwide interest vested in the church.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.