After the Great Fire in 1666, Christopher Wren rebuilt 51 churches. He was the first architect to dramatically influence London’s skyline. The spires of Wren’s City churches framed the imposing dome of St Paul’s Cathedral (his masterpiece) and once dominated the views of London. The churches built under Wren’s classical design were using fireproof materials such as red bricks and Portland stone. This combination became the hallmark of late 17th century English Baroque architecture.
In rebuilding the City Churches Wren followed also more rigorous planning guidelines. On this walk you will have the chance to visit a number of Wren’s churches, with their spires of various shapes and forms. Judge for yourself which is the finest.