St Paul's Cathedral

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St Paul's Cathedral from the south

St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican church in the City of London. The original version was built by Mellitus in 604 AD. He was Bishop of the East Saxons.

In 962 and 1087 the cathedral burnt down and was built again. Before today's version of the cathedral there were four others. The earlier ones burnt down.

Today's cathedral is made of limestone. It was built after the Great Fire of London in 1666 had destroyed the "Old St Paul's". Its architect was Sir Christopher Wren, who designed a further 50 churches. Wren designed it in the Renaissance style. St Paul's is a popular tourist attraction and is still used as a church today. It is the cathedral of the Church of England Diocese of London. It is 365 feet (111 meters) high to the cross on top.