A visit to London is not complete without checking out St Pauls London Cathedral. This beautiful church has stood the test of time and can be seen from all directions of London. It’s an iconic feature of London’s Skyline and I have drunk many a wine glass from our apartment rooftop to its view. It’s a beautiful sight all light up in the evening. Designed by one of Britain’s most famous architects; Christopher Wren. A visit exploring the exterior also needs to be paired with views of the interior and even better are the views from the three viewing galleries. I posted a while back showcasing some of the views from St Pauls Cathedral.
On this occasion though we skipped the interior views in favour of effortless enjoyment of the city’s views. I am all for self-care and a little pampering. We had just been to Ajala Spa set within the Grange hotel right St Pauls Cathedral so we were still swirling from a good old pampering session. I love this place so much that I am here at least once every three months for my massages and sometimes facials. They are just too good. A little self-care never hurt anyone. If anything it may even add a few more years to your life. Following our spa session, we just wanted to enjoy the city a little more before heading home and too to One New Change rooftop terrace.
The rooftop terrace at One New Change is a public Roof Terrance that a lot of tourists still haven’t caught onto yet so it’s not as crowded. You have Madison Bar and Tapas next to it and as its set within a city Mall majority of people that frequent it is people working in the city but its usually quiet when they have all gone home for the evening.
You can relax here and take in the spectacular views of St Pauls Cathedral and London skyline only shared with a few people who are in the know of this little-hidden gem. In the summer this little gem plays host to outdoor events. From yoga classes to free screening of Wimbledon. This terrace is also featured the 5 top places in London with amazing views. For more travel tips make sure you check out my posts on recommended things to do in London.
For a stay at a hotel/hostel near St Pauls Cathedral
You have The Grange Hotel and YHA Hostel that are literally across from St Pauls cathedral. For more on the best hotels in London with a guide on tourist attractions check out my post on top hostels in London.
Places Of Interest Near St Pauls Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral is surrounded by such beautiful sights with means you have many other attractions in a short walk or bus ride away. Tate Mordene and Switch House are just across the river opposite the cathedral. This is in addition to Millennium Bridge which is a pretty sight in itself as it connects the North and South bank of the river. You also have Southbank, London Eye, Tower Bridge, London Theatres and London’s Streetart scene in Shoreditch not too far from St Paul’s. You also have London’s Trafalgar Square and Oxford Street on a short bus ride.
Staying At A Hotel Or Hostel Near St Paul’s Cathedral
Staying so close to London’s treasured points of interest needn’t cost you a lot if you only research. In a recent post, I shared with you a post on London’s best-located hostels. This includes the YHA hostel which is right next St Paul’s Cathedral. For next to nothing, you are right in the heart of the city with museums, shopping, riverside views and with a lot of attractions within walking distance. If YHA is too far on the budget end for you then Grange hotel is only a few meters away.
The across the river you have Hilton Bankside and Holiday Inn Express Southwark sit right by Tate Modern. Right by Blackfriar’s Bridge with views of St Pauls Cathedral is Mondrian Hotel. You also have Ibis, Novotel, and Travelodge next to Southwark Station which is also within a fantastic distance to St Paul’s, Big Ben and London Eye, which simply involves a short walk.
All are in mid-range in terms prices. As they are within walking distance to attractions which means you don’t have to spend additional money on transportation. For the rest of the hotels near St Paul’s head over to this list of hotels.