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St. Paul’s Cathedral

The St. Paul’s Cathedral is a cathedral located in the centre of London city on Ludgate Hill. This Cathedral serves as the seat of Bishop of London.  It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1668. The design of the Cathedral went through several stages. Sir Wren started the design of the cathedral before the great fire of London which contained a spire; however, the spire was replaced by a Dome after the fire was extinguished. The cathedral represents a Renaissance style which shows the baroque of England. The dome of the cathedral had its inspiration in St.Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The cathedral was also a target for German bombers during the Blitz, but survived several attempts to demolish it.  The cathedral also serves as Order of the British Empire Chapel as well as Treasury. It is also home of a number of tombs of famous figures of England including Lord Kitchener, General Isaac Brock, Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Alexander Fleming.

The British Museum

The British Museum is one of the largest museums in England which host a collection of over seven million items related to history and culture of humans. It was first established in 1753, primarily hosting the collection of Sir Hans Sloane, a British physician and naturalist who had collected over 70000 collectable items in his life. Fearing that his collection would be lost after his death, Sir Sloane sold his enormous collection to King George II, who later established the British Museum through an act of parliament. The items that Sir Sloane had collected included 40000 printed books, 7000 manuscripts, natural history specimens as well as drawings by Albrecht Durer and antiquities from Rome, Far East and Americas. Currently, the Museum hold collection items from around the world including Egyptian sculptures, Rosetta Stone, Greek Sculptures gifted to English dignitaries as well as marble sculptures from the Acropolis. The Museum also holds a large number of books, gems, coins as well as drawing from a number famous people including Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode.

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