St Paul's Cathedral would definitely be my foremost landmark to visit in London purely for the love of design, architecture and historic significance. From the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the Blitz during WW2 it has seen devastation and rebirth twice. Even with the lateat editions to London's towering skyline this one monument holds control of the city's landscape.
This was another gem in London! The interior and exterior of the building are beautiful...but if all the walking isn't enough exercise for you, brave the stairs and ascend to the upper levels. The first level will give a decent view of the cathedral down below. However, the second level is outdoors and you'll experience sweeping 360 degree views of London's skyline. This place should not be missed! I didn't make it up to the very top, there were a lot of stairs.
Sir Christopher Wren's baroque masterpiece is arguably the symbol of London due to the iconic image of the dome rising above the smoke during the Blitz & the fact that it's located in the square mile. The view from the top is spectacular & many of Britain's greats agree buried here as well.
The climb to the top was so worth it - most amazing views
View from St. Paul's Cathedral. Well worth the climb to the top.