St. Paul's Cathedral

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St Paul's Cathedral from the south

St. Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican church in Central London, England. It was started in 604. The man who started the building was called Mellitus. 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 but they also burnt down. Today's cathedral is made of limestone and it was built after the Great Fire of London in 1666 which destroyed "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.