St. Paul's Cathedral has had a stimulating history. Five different churches were constructed at this place. The first church, devoted to the apostle Paul, dates back to 604 AD, when King Ethelbert of Kent erected a stilted church on the peak of one of London's hills for Mellitus, Bishop of the East Saxons. At the end of the 7th century, the church was built in sandstone by Erkenwald, Bishop of London. St. Paul’s Cathedral is a respected old church at the heart of downtown London. With a long institution of inspiring reverence and communal outreach in Christ’s name, and as a bonfire of hope at the heart of this city, houses Whispering Gallery which is also called the Golden Gallery that offers magnificent panoramic vistas of central London.