Short read: Wren’s City churches explored and understood.
Long read: Sir Christopher Wren 1632-1723 England’s greatest architect. Designer and builder of the masterpiece that is St Paul’s Cathedral after the Great Fire of London in 1666.
On this walk we explore the outside of the Cathedral of St Paul’s, the “angels” that protect it, its shrapnel scars, how it came to be built. But that’s not all.
We visit medieval City of London’s streets and lanes, it’s nooks and crannies, catch glimpses of Wrens remaining City churches and their legacy of Domes, Towers and Spires, survivors of London’s other great fire, the Blitz of 1940.
London again rebuilt and renewed. We look at how the City with its Churches has been rebuilt, modern city structures, pocket gardens, the sound of Bow Bells and Roman remains incorporated into a modern thriving city.
With glimpses of 17thC church interiors cheek by jowl with modern-day artistic additions from stained glass windows, alters and much more!
The City of London twice rebuilt but its churches are still its beating heart in the challenges of the 21stC.
CHURCHES, DOMES, TOWERS & SPIRES – THE PRACTICALS
Churches, Domes, Towers & Spires takes place at 11 am on Thursday, September 24. Meet Mary B. outside exit 2 of St. Paul’s Tube.