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St Paul's


St Paul's takes its name from the nearby Cathedral of the Diocese of London. The tradition that a Roman temple once stood here has no evidence to support it. There was, however, a Christian Church built here in the 7th century which was destroyed by fire in 1087. This is the third Cathedral built on the present site, and was planned by Sir Christopher Wren after the previous one had been destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. Construction commenced in 1675 and was completed some 27 years later.

The station was originally to be named NEWGATE STREET, but opened as POST OFFICE on 30 July 1900, the General Post Office headquarters being close by. The station was re-named ST PAUL'S on 1 February 1937.




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