Happy Birthday to St Paul’s Cathedral which was declared complete by Parliament 300 years ago today.
The iconic building is looking as good as new after undergoing a £40 million restoration project.
The huge restoration involved thoroughly cleaning and repairing both the exterior and interior of the cathedral. The restoration was completed last week and now St Paul’s is free from scaffolding for the first time in 15 years.
The Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, Dean of St Paul’s said:
We are thrilled that in the year that we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Wren’s masterpiece, we can also mark the successful completion of this extraordinary restoration project. The two million worshippers, pilgrims and visitors who come to St Paul’s each year can now witness Wren’s original vision and see the cathedral as fresh as the day it was completed.