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St Paul's brought to life for the blind and partially sighted

The blind and partially sighted can now experience St Paul’s Cathedral as part of a new series of audio descriptions featuring some of London's key landmarks.

The London Beyond Sight programme is the new innovation of VocalEyes, a nationwide audio description charity which provides access to the arts for those with reduced vision.

St Paul's Cathedral is described by Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery and Chair of the St Paul’s Fabric Advisory Committee, who chose Wren's masterpiece as his landmark. Together with an expert describer, Sandy has put together a script which illustrates the Cathedrals history and style, as well as some personal anecdotes and memories.

VocalEyes has also used various well-known figures to contribute short audio guides for their favorite places in the capital.

Other landmarks and attractions featured in the new initiative include The Cenotaph, London Zoo, Tower of London, St Martin in the Fields and the West London Synagogue. Many more attractions will be added over the coming months.