St Paul's Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral for London, a religious centre and an architectural gem. It is here, beneath the magnificent dome designed by Christopher Wren, that people and events of special importance to the country are celebrated, mourned and commemorated. There has been a place of Christian worship on the site since 604 AD. The present St Paul's was built between 1675 and 1710, after its predecessor was destroyed in a fire. It is the fifth cathedral to stand on the hill that dominates the ancient City of London.
Over the centuries the cathedral has changed to reflect shifting tastes and attitudes. People; ideas; oratory; music and faith have made St Paul’s an extraordinary place for over one thousand four hundred years. Decoration has been added and removed, services have been updated, different areas have been put to new uses.Throughout, it has remained a busy working church, where millions of people from around the world have worshiped and visited.