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Ticket Alert: St Paul’s Cathedral offering Triforium Tours
Ticket Alert: St Paul’s Cathedral offering Triforium Tours

Normally only accessible to private groups, St Paul’s Cathedral is letting people book a Triforium Tour of the behind the scenes part of the building.

Climbing the Dome of St Paul’s Cathedral
Climbing the Dome of St Paul’s Cathedral

550 steps up, and back down again, and a chance to see a part of St Paul’s Cathedral not usually seen by visitors.

First ever chance to climb St Paul’s Cathedral dome on Sundays
First ever chance to climb St Paul’s Cathedral dome on Sundays

Ordinarily, St Paul’s Cathedral is not open to tourists on Sundays, but next month, the dome will be opened up for dome-only climbs.

Ticket Alert – Bach Passion at St Paul’s Cathedral
Ticket Alert – Bach Passion at St Paul’s Cathedral

Bach’s intense masterpiece narrating the events leading to the Crucifixion takes place at 6.30pm Wednesday 16 March.

Air raid siren to sound over London
Air raid siren to sound over London

Just after Christmas, the distinctive wail of an air-raid siren will once again echo out across the City of London.

The year an observatory sat on top of St Paul’s Cathedral
The year an observatory sat on top of St Paul’s Cathedral

In 1821, had a person looked up at the summit of St Paul’s Cathedral, a wonderous sight would have greeted their eyes.

Military flypast over London on Friday
Military flypast over London on Friday

Look to the skies! This Friday lunchtime (13th March), there will be a military flypast over the centre of London.

Rare chance to photograph inside St Paul’s Cathedral
Rare chance to photograph inside St Paul’s Cathedral

Although most churches permit photography, many cathedrals ban it — including St Paul’s, but that is about to change, for one evening only.

Attend the Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral
Attend the Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral

An annual tradition is being continued this Christmas, with an uplifting rendition of Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral.

Giant white crosses to mark World War 1
Giant white crosses to mark World War 1

As part of St Paul’s Cathedral’s commemoration to the Great War of 1914-18, two white cruciform sculptures, each over six metres high have been installed at the head of the nave.

Donkeys inside St Paul’s Cathedral
Donkeys inside St Paul’s Cathedral

A pace of 25 donkeys (yes, that is the collective noun) has arrived in St Paul’s Cathedral and will be there for a few weeks.

Photos – An overnight rehearsal of Lady Thatcher’s funeral
Photos – An overnight rehearsal of Lady Thatcher’s funeral

If you had been in the City of London early this morning it would have been very quiet – even quieter than normal for a 3am in the City of London – for a large section was sealed off so that the military could take over for a few hours.

A Combine Harvester is outside St Paul’s Cathedral today
A Combine Harvester is outside St Paul’s Cathedral today

If you wander past St Paul’s Cathedral today you might be in for a bit of a surprise, as there is display of rather large farming equipment on the cobbled stone forecourt.

Free entry to St Paul’s Cathedral this Saturday
Free entry to St Paul’s Cathedral this Saturday

When St Paul’s cathedral was forced to close/chose to close for a few days recently, there were murmurings that it was more worried about the loss of revenue from tourists than in its spiritual function – although the services within

Photos from the top of One New Change
Photos from the top of One New Change

Famously, the French writer, Guy de Maupassant so loathed the Eiffel Tower that on visits to Paris, he would always eat lunch in its restaurant, as it was the only way he could “avoid seeing its otherwise unavoidable profile”. Frankly,

Free entry to St Paul’s Cathedral this Saturday

Although free to go in for worshippers, those who are more interested in the architecture than the function of St Paul’s Cathedral have to pay to get inside its stony walls. A full £12.50 per adult no less. This Saturday

A flaccid grey blancmange arrives on London’s Cheapside

The upper end of London’s Cheapside used to contain a rather generic looking 1960s office block of no outstanding architectural detail, but equally not excessively offensive to the eye. This was slowly demolished a few years ago, leaving open a

Military Aircraft Flying over London on Tuesday

If you are in central London on Tuesday lunchtime, then LOOK TO THE SKIES! As part of the events to remember the Battle of Britain, a service is being held in St Paul’s Cathedral, which will be followed by a

St George’s Day Pageant in London

This lunchtime, an ancient pageant to celebrate St George’s Day was renewed as St George was paraded on horseback through the streets of London, coming to a rest for a short while outside the front of St Paul’s Cathedral. This