DATE & TIME:Saturday 9 November 2019 @ 13:00
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MEETING POINT:The Blackfriar pub, Blackfriars, London
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/nWdeJxZAsReCnJfq5
We’re going to visit St Paul’s Cathedral.
Normally entrance is £20, but on this day it will be free for us. Just add yourself as “Going” so we can keep you updated.
Meet us at 1pm by The Blackfriar pub, which is near Blackfriars tube station. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/nWdeJxZAsReCnJfq5 . Public transport can be unreliable at weekends so aim to arrive early. We’ll wait 10 mins then we’ll head ot St Paul’s Cathedral.
We’ll visit the cathedral floor, crypt and the three galleries in the dome, and we’ll see the spectacular views across London.
Afterwards we’ll head out for some food and drinks nearby. Bring your government photo ID so you can get into wherever we decide to go.
Share the event with other au pairs, and see you then! 🙂
—– ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL —–
St Paul’s Cathedral is perched on the highest point in the City of London and is the second largest church building in the UK, and one of the oldest landmarks in London.
St Paul’s Cathedral was built on the former location of a church, which had dated back to 604AD. Legend has it that King Ethelbert of Kent built this wooden church in dedication to the apostle Paul, but the church suffered massive damage in two separate fires, as well as in The Great Fire of London in 1666. The Cathedral as it is seen today was built between 1675 and 1710, and was designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren who was influenced by Michelangelo’s dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Throughout its history, St. Paul’s has served as a key location for several important events in British history, including the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles in 1981, and the funerals of Lord Nelson, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Wellington and Margaret Thatcher.
You can walk up the 560 steps to the top of the Dome and the Whispering Gallery which offers magnificent views of the interior of the Cathedral from up above, and it’s said that even the slightest whisper can be heard throughout the cathedral thanks to the Gallery’s impressive acoustics. Walk a further 117 steps to view the Stone Gallery, and another 166 steps for the Golden Gallery.
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