Follow The Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Walk, and stroll past famous London landmarks and special locations associated with the Princess during her lifetime. Ninety memorial plaques mark a seven-mile walk through some of London’s most beautiful parks: St. James’s Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. The walk passes by Kensington Palace, the Princess’s home for fifteen years, as well as Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace, and Clarence House. The memorial plaques were designed by sculptor Alec Peever, and each plaque contains a heraldic rose emblem that symbolizes both the Princess’s enduring image and Britain’s traditions and heritage. The Memorial Walk was dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales on 30 June 2000, the day before the Princess’s 39th birthday. The world mourned Princess Diana’s death after she was fatally injured in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.
The great dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic feature of London’s skyline. The present cathedral is the fifth to stand on this site in the City
of London since 604, and it was built after the previous cathedral was destroyed during the 1666 Great Fire of London. The current cathedral was designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren and was completed between 1675 and 1710. From royal occasions to state funerals, some of the most memorable events in history have taken place at St. Paul’s. Among these events are Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebration in 1897, Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral in 1965, and the globally broadcast wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. A visit to St. Paul’s includes breathtaking architecture and fascinating details from history. Explore the cathedral’s crypt and visit the modest tomb of the cathedral’s architect Sir Christopher Wren as well as the ornate tombs of Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. Climb up the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral and discover the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery where a whisper on one side of the Gallery can be heard clearly 100 feet away. Then, climb 271 more steps and reach the very top of the dome where you can take-in panoramic views across London.