One of the dark staircases behind the apse, leading up to the North Gallery. The hidden parts of the Cathedral are a maze of walkways and passages. Twice a year we lead tours of the 'secret Cathedral', concentrating on these hidden parts.
Westminster Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic community in England and Wales. This extraordinary house of God was opened in 1903, and its distinctive Byzantine architecture provides the visitor with what Sir John Betjeman called "a series of surprises".