St. Paul’s dominates skyline

St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most recognized landmarks and popular tourist destination. It was designed in the 17th century by Christopher Wren to replace the old St. Paul’s, destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The cathedral sits atop Ludgate Hill, the highest place in London. Its dome is one of the largest in the world – second only to St. Peter’s in the Vatican.

Within its vaults are buried both Admiral Horatio Nelson (Battle of Trafalgar)  and Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who as allied commander in 1815 defeated Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo.

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