The foundation stone of the new St Paul's Cathedral in London was laid on this day 21st June, 1675. The Cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and the site faced that of the church destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666
Lost Britain from above: Thousands of historic aerial photographs - which were almost lost forever - go online for the first time
Aerial view of St Pauls Cathedral, London: More than 15,000 photographs, including this picture of St Paul's Cathedral in London from March 1921, have been made freely available on the internet for the first time
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site...