Can you go into St Paul's Cathedral?
St Paul's Cathedral is usually open to visitors from Monday to Saturday throughout the year. On Sundays and religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas, the Cathedral is open for worship only.
What is the Whisper Gallery Phenomenon?
A whispering gallery is usually a circular, hemispherical, elliptical or ellipsoidal enclosure, often beneath a dome or a vault, in which whispers can be heard clearly in other parts of the gallery. Such galleries can also be set up using two parabolic dishes. Sometimes the phenomenon is detected in caves.
Why is the whispering gallery closed?
St Paul's Cathedral has shut its Whispering Gallery to review safety measures in the wake of the death of a Queen Mary University student, it has emerged. Jorge De Sousa Stayton, 19, died from multiple injuries after plummeting 100 feet from the viewing area in central London on 1 April.
How does a whispering gallery work?
The Whispering Gallery works because of how sound waves bounce around the inside of this curving section of hard wall. ... This idea would only work if the whisper was perceptible for a listener stood on the exact opposite side of the gallery to the whisperer.
Is St Pauls whispering gallery open?
Please note that The Whispering Gallery is temporarily closed until further notice. The Stone Gallery above it is open. Due to current COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, the Golden Gallery is temporarily closed.
How high is the whispering gallery?
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