Accommodation near St Pauls
Accommodation Near St Paul's Cathedral London
One must never visit London and leave without getting accommodation near St
Paul's Cathedral and visiting one of the greatest
and most beautiful pieces of architecture in London.
In fact a cathedral dedicated to St Paul has overlooked the City of
London since 604AD. It stands today as a permanent and ever-present reminder
to the great London commercial centre and its people of the vitalness and
importance of the spiritual side of its life.
The current St Paul's Cathedral in London, the fourth to occupy the site, was designed by the
Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor
was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Its architectural and artistic
importance reflect the determination of the five monarchs who oversaw its
construction that London’s leading church should be as beautiful and
imposing as their own private palaces.
Since the first service took place here in 1697 (before completion of
construction). Wren's masterpiece has been where people and events of
overwhelming importance to the England have been celebrated, mourned and
Important events at St Paul's Cathedral have included, but are not limited to, 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 Service of Remembrance and Commemoration for the
11th September 2001 attack in New York. They also include the 80th and 100th
birthdays of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; the wedding of Charles,
Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and, most recently, the thanksgiving
services for both the Golden Jubilee and 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the
Queen of England.
In the crypt are effigies and fragments of stone that pre-date the
Cathedral, relics of a medieval world. From Wren’s original vision, Jean
Tijou’s beautiful wrought iron gates of 1700 still separate the quire from
the ambulatory; children still test the acoustics in the Whispering Gallery;
and the 1695 organ which Mendelssohn once played is still in use.
Photo inside St Paul's Cathedral's Whispering Gallery.
The bright and colourful mosaics are the result of Queen Victoria’s
mid-19th century complaint that the interior was "most dreary, dingy and
The American Memorial Chapel stands behind the High Altar in an area that
was bomb-damaged during the Second World War – a gesture of gratitude to the
American dead of the Second World War from the people of Britain.
Throughout, St Paul’s has remained a busy, working church where millions
have come to worship and find peace. It is a British heritage site of international
importance which attracts thousands of people each year, a symbol of the
City and Nation it serves, above all, as a lasting monument to the glory of
Hotel accommodation near St Paul's Cathedral:
Each type London accommodation with a different nature to suit different budgets and
ThreadNeedles Hotel accommodation (USD$570 - 5 star) Ph: 020 7657 8080 5 Threadneedle
Street, London GB EC2R 8AY
A Conde Nast Top 100 hotel accommodation, Threadneedles London City is set in a
converted banking hall, built in 1856 in London City (the financial
district). Only 500 meters accommodation near Tower Bridge, the interior retains original
features including an intricate stained glass central dome that creates a
sky-lit reception and seating lounge. Overlooking the Bank of England and
the Stock Exchange, the hotel is great accommodation near Lloyds Building,
The Strand, Tate Modern, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, and
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Endearing to the Threadneedles-London
experience are the small, 'boutique' touches that anticipate the needs the
urbane guest in rather clever ways. Examples include a set of personalized
business cards with guest names and hotel contact details, pre-printed,
waiting on arrival and a lit tea candle sitting beside bath salts in the
early evening after turn down service.
The accommodation restaurant and bar serves modern French cuisine and features
delicacies inspired by hunting in the English countryside, such as hare.
Business accommodation guests can take advantage of the series of conference rooms with
polished interiors and audio-visual equipment. For meeting requiring
additional space, Merchant Taylors Hall is situated next to the hotel at 30
Threadneedle Street. After a full day, relax with in-room spa treatments,
including aromatherapy and Thai massage.
The guest rooms further anticipate the needs of the sophisticated
traveller. Complimentary fresh fruit, tea and coffee and complimentary shoe
shines are all cases in point. Egyptian cotton and duck-down duvets adorn
guest beds while bathrooms feature limestone with chrome and glass
accessories, designer toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Leading edge
technology allows business and leisure travelers to connect to the outside
world - satellite television, direct dialing international telephones, voice
mail, ISDN lines and fax/modem points.
The hotel is walking distance accommodation near the Museum of London
and accommodation near the Barbican Arts Centre. The Barbican is the permanent home of
the London Symphony Orchestra and contains a cinema and art gallery, which
features major international exhibitions. The Museum of London is located at
London Wall and documents the history of London from Palaeolithic times to
the present day. Fragments of London Wall can be seen just outside the
Museum, which the Romans build around the year 400 to 410 to secure their
strategic port city, then called Londinium.
Southwark Rose Hotel (USD$281 - 3 star) Ph: 020 7015 1480 43-47 Southwark
Bridge Road, London GB SE19HH
The Southwark Rose Hotel accommodation near near the Globe Theatre and
other venues associated with William Shakespeare's work. The Southwark
Rose Hotel is affordable, modern, accommodation near the London CBD in the historic city borough
of Southwark . The
hotel accommodation is conveniently situated near the Southwark Jubilee Line and Waterloo
tube stations from which the whole of London can be reached easily and
cheaply. Near attractions include the River Thames, Borough Market, Tate
Modern, Millennium Bridge, National Theatre and the London Eye. The Southwark Rose Hotel
accommodation is near The House of Parliament and Downing Street are both.
The Southwark Rose hotel offers 84 guestrooms, each with cable
television, blackout drapes, air conditioning, complimentary newspapers and
bottled water, coffee/tea maker, designer toiletries and high-speed Internet
The hotel restaurant, Rose, offers contemporary and traditional cuisine
for breakfast and dinner.
The Southwark Rose hotel, London features three new meeting rooms that
can accommodate up to 60 people, including break-out areas, reception and
bar. Lunch or dinner can be taken in the executive lounge on the sixth floor
of the hotel. Other hotel amenities and services include a lounge area,
Internet cafe and business centre. Guests also have complimentary use of the
sauna, steam room, and fitness equipment in the health center next door to
Photo of Rose Hotel accommodation near St Paul's Cathedral
St Christopher's Village (USD$33 - not rated) Ph: 020 7407 2932 161-165
Borough High St, Southwark, London GB SE1 1HR is budget hostel accommodation near
London's South Bank, and 900 metres near the London Dungeon, Tate Modern
and the Millennium Bridge.
Photo of accommodation near London's Thames River South Bank
Hostel guests have access to a range of facilities housed across three St
Christopher's hostels including a bar lounge with drinks at discounted
prices, a games room with billiards and pool tables, and a library for quiet
reading. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can store valuables in
the safe-deposit box and advise on sightseeing opportunities in the area.
Wireless Internet is available throughout the building, and laundry services
are on offer.
Accommodation guests of the Village can enjoy traditional English pub fare at
discounted prices at Belushi's, which features sports screenings, film
nights, music and a dance floor in the evenings. A sixteenth century style
pub serves traditional pub food as well as healthy options, and hosts live
jazz midweek and DJ's at the weekend. The Orient Espresso coffee shop offers
a choice of light snacks, fruit, alcoholic drinks, and speciality coffees
and teas. The café has a travel book library, TV corner, and Internet
The 170 guest rooms are located on three floors and have simple
functional decor. Amenities include wireless Internet connections and
electronic or magnetic keys. Bathrooms are shared.
London's South Bank boasts many tourist attractions peculiar to London,
including the Millennium Bridge, London Eye, Tate Modern Gallery and the
International Shakespeare Theatre.
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