Friday, 31 July 2015

St Paul's and Beyond



It has been a long time since I have visited St Paul’s Cathedral




When I visited it yesterday I rediscovered that it is a magnificent place of worship, being built for the Glory of God.  



With its elegant arches and Front Nave under the impressive Dome, St Paul’s, purpose is the worship of God.
I began my visit with climbing the 259 steps of the Whispering Gallery.
 


The Whispering Gallery is a 100 feet above. It offers a tremendous view of all aspects of the Cathedral. It whispers as the whisper echoes across to the other side. 


To reach the Outside Gallery you have to climb, 119 steps yet again. You are rewarded by a wonderful view across London. Here take your time to appreciate London as it is. 


Yet again you climb another 152 steps using a narrow spiral staircase. This is the Golden Gallery with extreme view.



With the whispering echoes wafting from below there was the harmony of Choral Evensong. The choir sang David’s Psalms which resonated perfectly, enthralling calm faithful reverence.



Sightseeing opening hours - Monday to Saturday                                    

8.30am                             Doors open for sightseeing                                   
9.30am                             Galleries open to visitors                                       
4pm                                  Last tickets issued                                                 
4.15pm                             Last entry to galleries                                            
4.30pm                             Doors close for sightseeing                                   





Adults (18+yrs)                   £18.00
Concessions
(Students & Seniors)           £16.00
Children (6-17yrs)               £8.00
Family Ticket
(2 Adults + 2 Children)       £44.00    

                               
Charges are lower when purchased on line.
Filming and photography is not allowed inside the Cathedral.

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