After the Old St. Paul’s Cathedral from 1240 was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666, prolific architect Sir Christopher Wren was hired to replace it. His English Baroque design features a lead-covered dome peaking at 365 feet. St Paul’s Cathedral was London’s tallest building for over 250 years beginning in 1711. The Anglican church’s position on Ludgate Hill makes it a prominent skyline landmark. Inside the cathedral have been numerous famous funerals, royal weddings and monarch jubilee celebrations. The mother church of the Diocese of London also survived WWII bombings and has been featured in a dozen films including Mary Poppins and two Harry Potter movies.