We went on a class trip to St Paul’s Cathedral and had an interactive guided tour around one of our city’s most famous landmarks! Children learnt that today’s St Paul’s is the fifth version of the cathedral, and that it was built after the Great Fire of London in 1666 which began in Thomas Farriner’s bakery on Pudding Lane.
Our guide invited children to act out different scenes, from people desperately trying to put out the fires to King Charles II who asked Sir Christopher Wren to build St Paul’s Cathedral following its destruction.
Children were invited to lay down in the middle of the floor of the cathedral and admire the art work on the three domes. All of our children climbed up to The Stone Gallery that encircle the outside of the Dome, this was 376 steps! And most of our children carried on up to The Golden Gallery which was 528 steps! Children were able to see several iconic landmarks from these to galleries including the Shard, Tower Bridge, the Walkie Talkie building, the London Eye and the Tate Modern to name a few.