Acrylic Fridge Magnet of St Paul's Cathedral in London, United Kingdom
This is a memento of St Paul's Cathedral, London United Kingdom, an attractive acrylic fridge magnet. St Paul's is London's Cathedral and as such it embodies the spiritual life and heritage of the British people. It acts as an important meeting place for people and ideas, as a centre for the arts, learning and public debate. A Church of England cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of London, it is dedication to Paul the Apostle and dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604.St Paul's sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London. The present church dates from the late 17th century and was built to an English Baroque design of Sir Christopher Wren, as part of a major rebuilding program which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London.
Present Day Activities At St Paul's Cathedral
It is now one of the most famous and most recognizable sights of London, with its dome, dominating the skyline. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and its dome is also among the highest in the world. Important services held at St Paul's include the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill; Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria; peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars; the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer, the launch of the Festival of Britain and the thanksgiving services for the Golden Jubilee, the 80th Birthday and the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. St Paul's Cathedral is also a busy working church, with hourly prayer and daily services. Admission is free for those attending services but GBP14.50 for sightseers (GBP12.50 when purchased online). There is no sightseeing on Sunday.