Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Day 7 - St Paul Cathedral -> Harrods Department Store

From the Museum of London, it was a 8mins walk to St Paul Catherdal in Newgate Street. Opposite St Paul's Cathedral is Christ Church Greyfriars.

Christ Church Greyfriars, also known as Christ Church Newgate Street.

St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the
mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London.

The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires
of Wren's City churches, dominated the skyline for 300 years.[3] At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest
building in London from 1710 to 1967. The dome is among the highest in the world. St Paul's is the second-largest
church building in area in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral.

St Paul's Cathedral occupies a significant place in the national identity. Services held at St Paul's have included:
the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill, and Margaret Thatcher; jubilee celebrations
for Queen Victoria; peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars; the wedding of Charles, Prince of
Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, the launch of the Festival of Britain and the thanksgiving services for the Silver,
and Diamond Jubilees and the 80th and 90th birthdays of Elizabeth II.

Old City Gate Near st. Paul's Cathedral

Admission fee applies for entering St Paul Cathedral.

Statue of Queen Anne, 1665-1714, in front of St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard.

After departing from St Paul Cathedral, we walked to my son's apartment. Along the way, there were many historic churches & buildings full of character & with beautiful architecture.

First was St Sepulchre, an ancient parish partly within the City of London and partly within Middlesex, England.

Next, The City Temple, a Nonconformist church on Holborn Viaduct in London. It is the only English Free Church still worshipping in its own building every Sunday in the City of London

St. Andrew's Holborn Church with a 1000 year history

LSE High Holborn Residence is a purpose built hall, located north of Covent Garden, between Holborn tube station and Tottenham Court Road.

Our next destination was Harrods Department Store on Brompton Road. The nearest tube station to Harrods is Knightsbridge on the Piccadilly line.

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