A familiar landmark on the London skyline, one of the most iconic landmarks of the city.
It is the site that is of particular interest, for here, it is alleged, Bladud fell from the sky on his wings and met his death, and, later, the Romans established a temple to Apollo and Diana here. Before that, the site was said to have been Trojan temple, established by Brutus himself and subsequently used by Lud, whose name is remembered in Ludgate Hill, the hill that is today crowned by the magnificence of Saint Paul’s Cathedral.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
The original St. Paul’s Cathedral was built on the same site in the late seventh century and underwent several reconstructions over the centuries. The current cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was constructed between 1675 and 1710 following the Great Fire of London in 1666, which had destroyed the previous cathedral.
St. Paul’s Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of London and serves as the seat of the Bishop of London. It is a place of worship, hosting regular services, special events, and important religious ceremonies.