The St Paul’s Cathedral programme of cleaning and repair cost £40m ($65m), took 15 years and was one of the largest restoration projects ever undertaken in the UK.
This was the first time in its history that the building had been comprehensively restored both inside and out.
The culmination of the cleaning project in June 2011 coincided with the 300th anniversary of the cathedral being declared complete by Parliament.
This photofilm attempts to place St Paul’s in the context of the City of London. Despite is massive size and dominant position St Paul’s can often only be glimpsed through the buildings that nestle up to it.
During the Second World War St Paul’s escaped the London Blitz relatively unscathed despite all around it being destroyed and subsequently became an icon of resistance during the darkest days the UK has ever faced.
To both visitors and Londoners alike it has been a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity for three centuries and remains so today.
[Please note that this is not an official production by St Paul's Cathedral but their help in its creation is greatly appreciated.]