London is a city filled to the brim with picturesque architecture, gorgeous landmarks, and vibrant culture. It is hard to take in the entire city at once when you are walking endlessly through its labyrinth of streets. If you only have a few days in London but wish to see it all, fear not, because St. Paul’s Cathedral is a fantastic spot to see the entire city from a bird’s-eye view.
Don’t get too excited. This amazing view is not cheap. Sure, entrance into the cathedral is free provided you are dressed appropriately for the occasion and agree to follow the church’s rules, however getting to the top requires that you either wait in a long line for an elevator or climb flights upon flights of stairs. We recommend climbing up because it adds an adventurous feeling to the experience and being able to explore the catacombs and tunnels of an old cathedral is an awe-inspiring experience.
When you reach the top, you can literally hear your jaw dropping. The Tower Bridge looms majestically over the Thames river to your left and Big Ben chimes proudly to your right. If you want to get a chance to see all of London’s landmarks in one sitting, this is the place to be. Everything from miniscule double-decker buses to Buckingham Palace can all be clearly spotted from this view. Remember to bring your cameras because St. Paul’s Cathedral is perfect for getting the ultimate aerial shot of London that will blow your friends and family away.
Once you finish climbing endless staircases, you probably would have worked up quite an appetite. Luckily, there is an awesome pizza place just down the street from the cathedral as well as several fast food joints native to London that can provide you with a quick, cheap lunch.While this view is precious during the day, to truly see the city come to life, a second visit at night is highly suggested.
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