City of London (West)

Steeples replace skyscrapers as the City of London assumes a more preserved and historic form as it prepares to meet Westminster

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The soaring dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral still dominates the western reaches of the City of London, a constant reminder amongst all the commercial and legal premises that dominate this part of London that it is the City’s spiritual heritage that still forms the core of its historic identity. Surrounding St. Paul’s is a dense patchwork of streets, alleyways and lanes in which the historic fabric is occasionally punctuated with modern buildings. This theme is most effectively conveyed at the landmark Paternoster Square development beside St Paul’s, the conciliatory culmination of a long-running architectural battle between modern and classical styles. The legal profession has also made this part of the City its home and the Old Bailey and Inns of Court occupy some of the most impressive historic spaces and buildings in the country.

Highlights:

  • St. Paul's Cathedral

  • Paternoster Square

  • One New Change

WALK START LOCATION:      Temple station / Map

WALK ENDS: Near St. Paul's Cathedral

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ALL WALKS KEY:

STYLES / PERIODS Featured

GO   GOTHIC / PRE-

         MEDIEVAL

 CL    CLASSICAL

MO   MODERN /

        CONTEMPORARY

1   BIG BEN / PARLIAMENT

2   BRITISH MUSEUM

3   BUCKINGHAM PALACE

4   GHERKIN

5   LONDON EYE

6   OLYMPIC PARK

7   ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

8   SHARD

9   TATE MODERN

10  TOWER OF LONDON /

      TOWER BRIDGE

11  TRAFALGAR SQUARE

12  WESTMINSTER ABBEY

LANDMARKS Featured