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A Quick Overview of Saint Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London.
- Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604.
- The present church, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren.
- Its construction, completed in Wren's lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programme in the City after the Great Fire of London.