The Old Deanery is a Grade I seventeenth-century mansion house close to the West Front of St Paul’s Cathedral. Set back with its own courtyard, it is among a small handful of surviving secular buildings erected in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1666. It is the office of the Bishop of London and recently underwent restoration. It's not somewhere we could usually see inside, … [Read more...] about Open House London: Exploring The Old Deanery – City of London
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Great news for photographers and visitors to St Paul's Cathedral in London. They have ended their ban on photography within the cathedral. This is wonderful news. Many people flouted the ban anyway (and if you did, you would get a telling off, as I did 15 years ago). Now, the Cathedral has decided to let everyone take pictures of this truly wonderful architectural jewel. They … [Read more...] about London Alert: St Paul’s Cathedral Has Lifted Its Ban on Photography (with come caveats)!
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The towering church that sits on top of Ludgate Hill in the City of London is not the first place of worship to be located there. It’s actually the fifth. The first church located here was a wooden building built by King Ethelbert and consecrated by Mellitus, the Bishop of the East Saxons, in 604 A.D. Less than a century later, it burnt down in 675 under unknown circumstances, … [Read more...] about Great London Buildings: A Brief History of St. Paul’s Cathedral – Risen from Fire
Back in the month of July, I chose ten English cathedrals and wrote about them for Anglotopia. What a difficult task: having to choose just ten, among so many beautiful buildings. As a matter of fact, I’m sure that many of the readers would make different choices and I’d have to agree with all of them, because English architecture is so rich that you could write endlessly about … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: Cathedrals of London – Exploring St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey – Which is Your Favorite?
One of London’s most famous landmarks, it is possibly Sir Christopher Wren’s most recognized work. It’s featured in countless films and television programmes, from Doctor Who to V for Vendetta. But what don’t you know about the city of London’s second-most famous church? What mysteries lurk in its nave and pews? Origins Sir Christopher Wren was officially commissioned to … [Read more...] about The Power and the Glory: Ten Facts and Figures about St Paul’s Cathedral You May Not Know
St Paul's Cathedral in London is our favorite Cathedral (beats Westminster Abbey every time). So, we love this 15 Gigapixel 360 Panorama from Spherical Images, a London based immersive photography company. From their blog: One of the largest indoor photographs ever taken: 2,400 images stitched together to make a 15.5 Giga Pixel panorama. It took 3.5 hours to shoot – during … [Read more...] about Check Out This Amazing 15 Gigapexel 360 Degree Panorama of St Paul’s Cathedral in London – The Detail is Incredible