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 remembered.

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.

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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 London
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 undevotional."

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 God.

Hotel accommodation near St Paul's Cathedral:

Each type London accommodation with a different nature to suit different budgets and tastes:

ThreadNeedles Hotel accommodation (USD$570 - 5 star) Ph: 020 7657 8080 5 Threadneedle Street, London GB EC2R 8AY
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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 access.

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 the hotel.

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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.

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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 access.

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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