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St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral was a cathedral in the City of London, known for its large size and distinctive dome.


St Paul's Cathedral was located in the City of London, directly north of Millennium Bridge and south of Newgate Street. Adjacent roads included Ludgate Hill, which ran to St Paul's from the west, before branching off at the Cathedral to become Cannon Street. Cannon Street then continued from St Paul's in a south-easterly direction towards Mansion House. (TV: The Lie of the Land)


St Paul's Cathedral was designed by Wren based on Roman architectural principals, specifying the ratio of the building as 1:1.6. (PROSE: The Time Travellers)

In 1561, the Silence built a time capsule disguised as a tower of the Cathedral, which the Eleventh Doctor and River Song stole and used to batter through a time lock in London in 2106. (GAME: The Eternity Clock)

When he visited London in 1762, St Paul's Cathedral was the only landmark that Steven Taylor recognised from his first visit to the city in 1912. (AUDIO: The Suffering, The Founding Fathers)

During a visit to London in February 1814 with the First Doctor, Vicki Pallister noticed the dome of St Paul's Cathedral and mentioned that the cathedral still stood in the 25th century, having survived World War I, World War II, World War III, World War IV and the 22nd century Dalek invasion. (AUDIO: Frostfire)

While the Twelfth Doctor and the Half-Face Man were grappling with each other at the door of the SS Marie Antoinette's escape pod in the 1890s, the escape capsule flew over St Paul's Cathedral. (TV: Deep Breath)

During World War II, a 500-pound bomb crashed through the roof of the building and exploded over the high altar. The cathedral survived this, however, as the structure absorbed the blast. (PROSE: The Time Travellers)

The Cybermen invade near St Paul's. (TV: The Invasion)

In the late 1960s, the Cybermen invaded Earth close to the St Paul's Cathedral. The Second Doctor was snatched up by UNIT to help them fight the Cybermen. (TV: The Invasion)

St Paul's Cathedral was tagged by the graffiti artist Monos. (COMIC: Sticks & Stones)

During a tour of London, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams visited St Paul's Cathedral, where they got thrown out of the Whispering Gallery for shouting. (PROSE: Magic of the Angels)

After the death of Danny Pink, the TARDIS took the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald to the base of 3W. The telepathic controls deducted that this would be the place where Clara and Danny would next meet. It was revealed that the base was filled with tombs containing dozens of Cybermen. Upon exiting, the Doctor realised that it was actually St Paul's Cathedral. (TV: Dark Water) The Doctor noted to Kate Stewart that the cathedral was bigger on the inside thanks to dimensional engineering. They, along with UNIT soldiers, watched as the roof was lifted and let 91 Cybermen escape from their tombs inside it. (TV: Death in Heaven)

During the Monk invasion in the late 2010s, the Cathedral of the Monks was located west of St Paul's Cathedral. (TV: The Lie of the Land)

In the early morning of 19 August 2020, a Cyber-Warrior appeared at St Paul's Cathedral, having came through the Time Fracture to the deserted London. It was intercepted by military personnel before any engagement with the civilian population could take place. (WC: 14683 UNIT Field Log)

In 2254, St Paul's Cathedral survived a Dalek invasion of Earth which saw London liberated by the Doctor. (GAME: Dalek Attack)

In 3550, a sentient computer called Mar-Kom, which had been installed in St Paul's Cathedral, ruled New Britain until it was defeated by the Third Doctor. (COMIC: The Eternal Present)

At some point in the "near" future relative to 2011, St. Paul's was ravaged along with the rest of London. (COMIC: The Child of Time)

However, by the 29th century, At Paul's was one of the buildings that was present on Starship UK. (TV: The Beast Below)

Alternate timelines[]

In an alternate 2006, St Paul's Cathedral was destroyed by South African terrorists. (PROSE: The Time Travellers)

In an alternate 2586, Emily Blandish and Honoré Lechasseur's investigation of a mysterious murder led them to St Paul's Cathedral, which was deserted and rumoured to be haunted. The Cathedral was destroyed in an explosion caused by the death of the Dæmon Mastho. (PROSE: Child of Time)

In a futuristic version of London in an alternate timeline, Liz Shaw was interrogated by nuns in what used to be St Paul's Cathedral. (PROSE: The Eye of the Giant)

In an alternate timeline in which the Church of the Glorious Dead conquered all of Earth over its history, Sato Katsura allowed the ruined St Paul's Cathedral to remain as a warning to humanity against defying the Church's beliefs. Sato and Kroton briefly fought in and on the steps outside of the Cathedral during their battle. (COMIC: The Glorious Dead)

As basis of comparison[]

In an alternative reality in which Adric survived his crash-landing and death on prehistoric Earth, he used Block Transfer Computation to build himself a city, the entrance to which Beatrice Mapp compared in size to St Paul's Cathedral. (AUDIO: The Boy That Time Forgot)

In the 1980s, the Fourth Doctor estimated that the Krynoid enveloping Chase Mansion would soon grow to the size of St Paul's Cathedral, and after that eventually grow to envelop the entire Earth. (TV: The Seeds of Doom)

During a visit to the Library on Kar-Charrat, the Seventh Doctor noted that the Library's lobby alone was larger than St Paul's Cathedral. (AUDIO: The Genocide Machine)

Behind the scenes[]

In the ultimately unproduced film The Dark Dimension, the Cybermen were to have been among several alien races seen to invade London and, in scenes echoing The Invasion, were to appear on the horizon of the steps of St Paul's Cathedral, all opening fire on humans as they ran for their lives.