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St Paul's Cathedral

Travel Photo: St Paul’s Cathedral, London

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks in London and a tourist stop for many. Designed by famous architect Sir Christopher Wren, it was built in the 17th century, replacing an earlier church building destroyed by the Great Fire of London of 1666.

During my visit at St Paul’s Cathedral, I walked the 528 step up to the top of the dome. It’s a cardio workout that taxes the legs as well. My recommendation is to do the walk up to the dome at the end of your visit in London as your leg muscles will hurt afterwards (unless you are super fit and the step machine is favourite at the gym).

The facade of St Paul’s creates a beautiful contrast against a blue sky on a summer’s day. What you don’t see is the numerous people sitting on the steps in front of the cathedral, enjoying a bit to eat, a coffee or a chat with a friend.

To learn more about visiting St Paul’s Cathedral check out its in-depth website.  

This photo was taken July 2008.