St Bride's Church in the City is currently undergoing a £200,000 restoration. The famous spire, whose tiered profile supposedly influenced the shape of traditional wedding cakes, is cracked and crumbling. Londonist editor Matt Brown and London Historian Mike Paterson were taken to the very top of the spire to inspect the damage and gawp at the impressive views. Geoff Marshall was on hand to film the gruelling climb to the top.
Enough money has now been raised for the first phase of restoring Sir Christopher Wren's tallest church steeple, but further funding is needed to carry the works to completion, and to bring the interior back to its full glory. If you'd like to join us in making a donation, visit St Bride's INSPIRE! campaign site, or pop along to one of the many fundraising events.