St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in the City of London. It is the seat of the Bishop of London and is one of the most famous and recognisable landmarks in London.
The first church on the site was built in 604 AD by King Ethelbert of Kent, but the current cathedral was built between 1675 and 1710 after the original cathedral was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is considered to be one of his architectural masterpieces.
You can find St Paul's Cathedral located on Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London. It is a Grade I listed building and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. It is also a great meeting spot with plenty of exciting things to do near St. Paul’s.
Attractions near St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral is an iconic London landmark with stunning Baroque architecture and a rich, religious history strongly linked to the city of London. When visiting iconic St. Paul’s, you can explore its interior and even climb to the dome's top for a captivating panoramic view over the city.
One New Change Shopping Centre
One New Change is a shopping and dining complex near St. Paul's Cathedral that offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and beautiful rooftop terraces with guaranteed great views. You’ll find plenty to do here and it is loved by locals and tourists for many reasons. Primarily, it is centrally located and close to many other popular attractions, such as the Tower of London and the Bank of England. It is also a large and modern shopping centre, with a vast variety of stores to choose from. Not to mention a cinema and a rooftop garden for drinks under the sun!
The Millennium Bridge is another of the great things to do near St. Paul’s. Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian suspension bridge that connects St. Paul's Cathedral with the iconic Tate Modern and Shakespeare's enthralling Globe Theatre.
Standing on the bridge offers scenic views of the River Thames and fantastic vistas over the city skyline, perfect for London locals and those who have never been to the big city before.
Tate Modern is one of London's most famous art galleries and one of the best things to do near St Paul’s. The Tate Modern is known for its contemporary and modern art collections. It's located on the south bank of the River Thames, accessible via the Millennium Bridge and offers a fantastic day out experience looking over some incredible works of modern and contemporary art.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Another fascinating thing to do in London and a historical thing to do near St Paul’s Cathedral, the Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the original Elizabethan playhouse where William Shakespeare's plays were performed. You can catch live performances or take a guided tour to learn about the Globe’s history and still watch some of Shakespeare’s famous plays here.
Dining near St Paul's Cathedral
Once you’ve seen all the great local things nearby, you’re going to have worked up a healthy appetite, which calls for one thing: a visit to Burger & Lobster.
Nearby Burger & Lobster can be found on Bread Street, serving up the best of the best burgers, lobster and lots more. Their menu champions two sensational ingredients to recreate some seriously delicious food, perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner in the city.
You can begin with a selection of delicious starters, including crisp and delicious Calamari, Wagyu Baby Back Ribs with a perfect BBQ sauce, the famous Lobster Croquettes and Tempura Black Prawns! Once you’ve warmed your stomach, move on to mains and choose from a mouthwatering selection of dishes. Choose a classic Lobster Roll and sample for yourself the buttery, sweet taste of fresh lobster and butter, or go full plunge and have the Whole Lobster all to yourself, served with crisp fries and a perfect lemon and garlic butter. The burgers are equally as good, with plenty of choices, such as the Beast Burger: Angus beef patty and tender lobster meat. The Lake District Burger is served with blue cheese, caramelised red onion, aged cheddar and gorgeous chunky chips. The Chicken Burger: a succulent grilled chicken burger to rival all other chicken burgers, served on a pretzel bun, and the Plant Burger, for plant-based people who still love a great burger.
The menu also offers a fantastic Lobster Linguine and a fresh and zesty Lobster Tabbouleh Salad if you’re craving something a little lighter. And when you can’t decide between two, get both and side with the combos where you can sink your teeth into juicy lobster, a lobster roll and a succulent beef burger. You can really have it all in London.
And of course, you’ll need something to drink. Choose between signature cocktails such as the Lobstar Martini or the refreshing Mojito. Sink something a little more seasonal and try the Strawberries & Cream made with Tequila Rose, Cranberry juice, vanilla vodka and peach liqueur. Or perhaps the Green Havana if you’re a rum lover, or the Watermelon Martini for a twist on a classic.
If cocktails aren’t your thing, the wine list is equally as vast with plenty of choices for full-bodied reds, crisp whites and sweet and subtle rose wine. And if none of that will suffice, there is a selection of house beers and ciders too. Choices like Bear Island Pale Ale, Red Claw Lager, Beavertown Neck Oil, The Dandy Hare cider and fruity Rekorderlig. As well as a selection of soft and still drinks, such as the Burger & Lobster mocktails. The Clean G&T, made with elderflower tonic and delicious elderflower cordial is a refreshing, alcohol-free options. Or for something fruitier, Tropic Thunder, made with pineapple juice, orange juice and an assortment of other fruity concoctions, or the Mock Mojito if you crave the same minty flavours without the alcoholic hit.
No trip to London is complete without a trip to Burger & Lobster, and with so many things to do near St. Paul’s, you’d be silly not to make a detour to Burger & Lobster at the top of the list.