This detailed elevation by William Henry Toms of the imposing west façade of St. Paul’s Cathedral, seen from Ludgate Hill, shows the two storey classical portico supported with Corinthian columns, with the famous dome beyond. The entrance is flanked by the two high towers, one with a clock and the other with a round window. The transepts extend to the left and right with porticos to the entrances. The view, published in William Maitland's History of London, is purely architectural, with no figures included and the cathedral within blank space.