St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
UK's top chefs compete on BBC2 to cook at St Paul's D-Day anniversary banquet
07 April 2014
The ninth series of BBC television's popular Great British Menu starts today, with chefs from across the UK
competing to cook for D-Day veterans at a banquet in St Paul's Cathedral.
Beginning this evening (Monday 7 April) at 7.30pm on BBC2, the competition will run every weekday until the final grand banquet on Friday 6 June,
exactly 70 years since allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day.
The challenge in this series is for 24 of the nation’s top chefs to produce 21st century dishes worthy of our war heroes - demonstrating culinary
perfection and evoking the legendary British wartime spirit.
As usual, the judging panel will include Prue Leith, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton, joined throughout the series by special guest judges with
unique perspectives on this period of British history, including Baroness Trumpington, Max Hastings and Martin Bell.
After all the heats are completed, four chefs will help create the perfect banquet for guests including some of those who fought on 6 June 1944
itself as well as others who served on both the front line and the home front.
Entering the Cathedral - which became a true bastion of Wartime resistance as its dome stood high above the burning city - the veterans and other
guests, including The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor of St Paul's, will dine in the Cathedral's crypt, in the shadow of the tombs and
memorials to British war heroes including Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Winston Churchill.