The Beauty Of Baroque: St Paul's Cathedral Private Tour For Two With Expert Art Historian

The Beauty Of Baroque: St Paul's Cathedral Private Tour For Two With Expert Art Historian

City of London, London

£290
Valid for 1 years

“Viewing Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece from the inside and climbing to the top for sweeping views of the capital is an exhilarating experience.” Lonely Planet

Why we love it

Discover the secrets of Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece on a private tour of St Paul's Cathedral with an expert art historian and professional Blue Badge Guide, Katie. On a mission to reveal the secrets hidden above your eye line, Katie is an expert if uncovering the hidden gems of this looming building, including stories of religious gatherings, gruesome entertainment and mementoes to Britain’s heroes. Finish with a climb of the iconic dome to reach the famous Whispering Gallery, offering spectacular views of London as your reward.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a private 3-hour tour of St Paul's Cathedral with expert art historian, Katie
  • Explore Sir Christopher Wren’s baroque masterpiece where we bury our military heroes
  • Climb the iconic dome to be rewarded with superb views of London

Description

Completed in 1708 after 32 years of work, St. Paul’s Cathedral and its imposing Dome has become a defining symbol of London. The impressive construct built by the country’s most famous architect, Christopher Wren, sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. An award-winning blogger and passionate history expert, having Katie as your private guide makes for a more personalized experience, ensuring you don’t miss out on any of the highlights of this iconic London landmark.

Visit the crypt with its memorials and monuments – including the tombs of military heroes Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. See the fabulously painted dome, the beautiful wooden choir stalls and the glittering mosaics. Experience the setting for the marriage of Prince Charles to Diana in 1981 and the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965. Both iconic events in British history, held in this baroque masterpiece.

Your guided tour finishes with a 257 step climb to the Whispering Gallery, given its name because if you talk close to the wall, your words will carry to the opposite side, 32m away. A further 119 steps bring you to the exterior Stone Gallery, 152 iron steps above which is the Golden Gallery at the very top. Marvel at the unforgettable sweeping views of London, one of the finest viewing points in the city.

Description

Completed in 1708 after 32 years of work, St. Paul’s Cathedral and its imposing Dome has become a defining symbol of London. The impressive construct built by the country’s most famous architect, Christopher Wren, sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. An award-winning blogger and passionate history expert, having Katie as your private guide makes for a more personalized experience, ensuring you don’t miss out on any of the highlights of this iconic London landmark.

Visit the crypt with its memorials and monuments – including the tombs of military heroes Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. See the fabulously painted dome, the beautiful wooden choir stalls and the glittering mosaics. Experience the setting for the marriage of Prince Charles to Diana in 1981 and the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965. Both iconic events in British history, held in this baroque masterpiece.

Your guided tour finishes with a 257 step climb to the Whispering Gallery, given its name because if you talk close to the wall, your words will carry to the opposite side, 32m away. A further 119 steps bring you to the exterior Stone Gallery, 152 iron steps above which is the Golden Gallery at the very top. Marvel at the unforgettable sweeping views of London, one of the finest viewing points in the city.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

The private tour is available:

  • Monday to Saturday at 9am, 9.30am, 10am, 12pm or 1pm

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

At least 30 days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

The private tour is available:

  • Monday to Saturday at 9am, 9.30am, 10am, 12pm or 1pm

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

At least 30 days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a private 3-hour tour of St Paul's Cathedral with expert art historian, Katie
  • Explore Sir Christopher Wren’s baroque masterpiece where we bury our military heroes
  • Climb the iconic dome to be rewarded with superb views of London

Why we love it

Discover the secrets of Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece on a private tour of St Paul's Cathedral with an expert art historian and professional Blue Badge Guide, Katie. On a mission to reveal the secrets hidden above your eye line, Katie is an expert if uncovering the hidden gems of this looming building, including stories of religious gatherings, gruesome entertainment and mementoes to Britain’s heroes. Finish with a climb of the iconic dome to reach the famous Whispering Gallery, offering spectacular views of London as your reward. Read full description

Description

Completed in 1708 after 32 years of work, St. Paul’s Cathedral and its imposing Dome has become a defining symbol of London. The impressive construct built by the country’s most famous architect, Christopher Wren, sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. An award-winning blogger and passionate history expert, having Katie as your private guide makes for a more personalized experience, ensuring you don’t miss out on any of the highlights of this iconic London landmark.

Visit the crypt with its memorials and monuments – including the tombs of military heroes Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. See the fabulously painted dome, the beautiful wooden choir stalls and the glittering mosaics. Experience the setting for the marriage of Prince Charles to Diana in 1981 and the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965. Both iconic events in British history, held in this baroque masterpiece.

Your guided tour finishes with a 257 step climb to the Whispering Gallery, given its name because if you talk close to the wall, your words will carry to the opposite side, 32m away. A further 119 steps bring you to the exterior Stone Gallery, 152 iron steps above which is the Golden Gallery at the very top. Marvel at the unforgettable sweeping views of London, one of the finest viewing points in the city.

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Description

Completed in 1708 after 32 years of work, St. Paul’s Cathedral and its imposing Dome has become a defining symbol of London. The impressive construct built by the country’s most famous architect, Christopher Wren, sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. An award-winning blogger and passionate history expert, having Katie as your private guide makes for a more personalized experience, ensuring you don’t miss out on any of the highlights of this iconic London landmark.

Visit the crypt with its memorials and monuments – including the tombs of military heroes Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. See the fabulously painted dome, the beautiful wooden choir stalls and the glittering mosaics. Experience the setting for the marriage of Prince Charles to Diana in 1981 and the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965. Both iconic events in British history, held in this baroque masterpiece.

Your guided tour finishes with a 257 step climb to the Whispering Gallery, given its name because if you talk close to the wall, your words will carry to the opposite side, 32m away. A further 119 steps bring you to the exterior Stone Gallery, 152 iron steps above which is the Golden Gallery at the very top. Marvel at the unforgettable sweeping views of London, one of the finest viewing points in the city.

Opening Times

This experience is available Monday to Saturday at 9am, 9.30am, 10am, 12pm or 1pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

The private tour is available:

  • Monday to Saturday at 9am, 9.30am, 10am, 12pm or 1pm

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

At least 30 days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

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    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

The Beauty Of Baroque: St Paul's Cathedral Private Tour For Two With Expert Art Historian