London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Millenium Bridge
The Millennium Bridge
is a steel suspension bridge for only pedestrians, which crosses the River Thames. The construction began in 1998 and it was open in June 2000. The bridge is owned and maintained by the City Bridge Trust, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. The bridge, which was designed by Arup, Foster and Partners and Sir Anthony Caro has got two river piers and is made of three main sections of 81 metres, 144metres and 108metres (North to South) with a total structure length of 325metres. The Millennium Bridge was the first new bridge across the Thames in London since Tower Bridge in 1894.
St Paul's Cathedral
is an Anglican cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. The cathedral is built of Portland stone in a late Renaissance style by Christopher Wren (1632-1723). Its dome was inspired by St Peter's Basilica in Rome. The nave has three small chapels in the two aisles – All Souls and St Dunstan's in the north aisle and the Chapel of the Order of St Michael and St George in the south aisle. Under the 108.4 meters Dom there are three galleries – the internal Whispering Gallery, the external Stone Gallery, and the external Golden Gallery. The design was approved in 1675, but it took until 1711 before the Cathedral was finally finished. St Paul's is home to other plaques, carvings, statues, memorials and tombs of famous British figures. St Paul's was used for the marriage of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Location: Ludgate Hill EC4; Subway St. Paul's (Central)