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Westminster Cathedral, close to Victoria Station, is the Roman Catholic cathedral for London. It was built between 1895 and 1903, in a Byzantine style designed by architect John Bentley. However, the intended mosaics lagged far behind and are even today an uncompleted project. The existing mosaics are in a variety of styles including classical Byzantine, the 1950s work of Boris Anrep and modern examples. The floor of the cathedral some fine polychrome marble laid in Cosmati-style patterns, and over 100 types of marble have been used in the whole building. There is extensive information about the mosaics and marble in the "Art and Architecture" section of the cathedral web site and a very readable overview of the mosaics on Mosaic Matters

You'll find over 70 photos in this section - use the lists below or tour through the pages...

saints mosaic

Chapel of St Gregory and St Augustine - mosaics

Chapel of St Gregory and St Augustine - opus sectile

Chapel of St Patrick

Chapel of Saint Andrew

Chapel of Saint Andrew - opus sectile marble

Chapel of Saint Paul

Chapel of Saint Paul

The Pulpit

Saint Peter

Saint Jeremias

The Lady Chapel

Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament

Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament

The North Transept - mosaics of saints

Chapel of St Joseph

Chapel of St Joseph - marble floor

Chapel of St George - mosaic

Chapel of the Holy Souls

The west door mosaic

Interior and High Altar mosaic

Marble slabs, pillars and floor

peacock mosaic

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