St Paul’s Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral and seat of the Bishop of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. St Paul’s sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, and is the mother church of the Diocese of London. The present church dating from the late 17th century was built to an English Baroque design of Sir Christopher Wren, as part of a major rebuilding program which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London, and was completed within his lifetime.
The Royal Exchange in the City of London was founded in 1565 by Sir Thomas Gresham to act as a centre of commerce for the city. The site was provided by the City of London Corporation and the Worshipful Company of Mercers, and is trapezoidal, flanked by the streets of Cornhill and Threadneedle which converge at Bank junction. The design was inspired by a bourse Gresham had seen in Antwerp.
St Michael, Cornhill is a medieval parish church in the City of London with pre-Norman Conquest parochial foundation. The medieval structure was lost in the Great Fire of London, and replaced by the present building, traditionally attributed to Sir Christopher Wren The upper parts of the tower are by Nicholas Hawksmoor. The church was embellished by Sir George Gilbert Scott and Herbert Williams in the nineteenth century.
The Heron Tower is a skyscraper in the City of London, the financial and historic centre of London. Upon completion in 2011 it became the tallest building in the City.
The tower is owned by Heron International and stands 230 m tall including its 28 m mast (202 m excluding the mast) making it the third tallest in Greater London, after the Shard and One Canada Square at Canary Wharf.
It is located at No. 110 Bishopsgate, occupying the block between Houndsditch and Camomile Street. It is bounded to the west by Outwich Street.