Situated on Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, this Cathedral (the FIFTH version to be built on this site) was designed by the famous British architect Sir Christopher Wren, completed in 1708 having taken 31 years to build.

It is believed that the first Saxon Cathedral was built here in AD 604 although due to the unfortunate prevalent use of timber-framed construction numerous versions of the great Cathedral were ravaged by fire and rebuilt over the centuries in AD 886, AD 962 and AD 1087, the later taking over 200 years to complete.

In 2002 I worked as a Project Architect on the Juxon House office development directly opposite St Paul’s Cathedral at St Paul’s Churchyard – it’s quite incredible and partly disturbing perhaps that by contrast we can now-a-days build a 7-storey/14,000m2 classical Portland stone office block in less than 18 months.

The Cathedral dominates the London skyline and is a beauty to photograph from almost any direction across the city.

 

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