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dome St Pauls Cathedral.

Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, and also his burial place. Situated at the top of Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, Still to an extent today towering over the City of London at 356 foot (108m) to the ball and lantern. St Pauls Cathedral's Dome is one of the largest in the World. The present Cathedral was built between 1665 and 1710 following the Great Fire of London in 1666.

christopher wren christopher wren The Whispering Gallery 100 foot up, where a whisper is audible on the opposite side. The imposing Nave is 146m long with carvings by Grinling Gibbons. Final resting place of Lord Nelson and many other statesmen and soldiers.

The Cathedral is illuminated until late at night, the West Door being particularly imposing.

millennium-bridge The Millennium Bridge. Just South of the Cathedral, is a 320 m long footbridge across the Thames. Offering a direct route to the South side of the River, and to The Tate Gallery of Modern Art and the Globe Theatre.

When first opened to the public in the year 2000 the bridges slender construction resulted in sideways oscillations (wobbling to the layman) that were too much for some peoples' comfort. Engineers have now fitting dampers to reduce movements to more acceptable limits. This spectacular bridge, is the first crossing of the Thames to be constructed in a hundred years.

tate-modern The Tate Modern was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in May 2000 and houses The Tate's collection of modern art from 1900 to the present day. Works by Picasso, Pollock and Warhol to name but three.

globe-theatre Nearby is the Globe Theatre a faithful reconstruction of Shakespeare's Playhouse. With open air performances and exhibitions providing an fascinating insight into Elizabethan Life millenium wheel millenium bridge

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