Southwark Cathedral

 
 
ADDRESS
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 9DA 
 
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Weekdays 8am-6pm, Weekends 9am-6pm
 
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Southwark CathedralDating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials connected with the Elizabethan theatres of Bankside. There are monuments to Edmund Shakespeare, (the famous playwright's brother) and dramatists John Fletcher and Philip Massinger. A chapel commemorates
John Harvard, benefactor of Harvard University, and there are regular
choral services allowing the cathedral's fine Lewis Organ to display
its magnificence. 'The Long View of London' exhibition is a permanent
feature housed in the former Chapter House buildings. It traces the
history of Southwark via the changing view recorded through centuries
from the top of the cathedral tower. A long tradition of choral music continues to this day in the
cathedral's fine choir and with regular performances of the great
choral works.

 

Southwark Cathedral events

 
Daniel CookDaniel CookA recital of classical works for the organ.14th July 2014Monday 14th July 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
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Daniel Cook
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 14th July 2014 - 1.10pm
A recital of classical works for the organ.
Winckworth Sherwood Charity Music ConcertWinckworth Sherwood Charity Music ConcertA performance by student musicians for charity.17th July 2014Thursday 17th July 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
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Winckworth Sherwood Charity Music Concert
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fundraising Event
DATES  Thursday 17th July 2014 - 7pm
A performance by student musicians for charity.
Peter WrightPeter WrightA performance of organ works.21st July 2014Monday 21st July 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Peter Wright
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 21st July 2014 - 1.10pm-1.50pm
A performance of organ works.
Maureen GaleaMaureen GaleaThe pianist performs a selection of classical works.22nd July 2014Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Maureen Galea
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 3.15pm-4pm
The pianist performs a selection of classical works.
International Children's Choir Festival Final ConcertInternational Children's Choir Festival Final ConcertHenry Leck and David Flood conduct children's choirs from Canada, America, China and New Zealand in a performance of works by George Dyson, Charles Widor, Massenet, Holst, Howard Goodall.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
On Soon
International Children's Choir Festival Final Concert
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 - 7.30pm
Henry Leck and David Flood conduct children's choirs from Canada, America, China and New Zealand in a performance of works by George Dyson, Charles Widor, Massenet, Holst, Howard Goodall.
Wind OrchestraWind OrchestraThe orchestra from Belgium performs a selection of classical works.26th July 2014Saturday 26th July 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Wind Orchestra
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 26th July 2014 - 3.15pm-4pm
The orchestra from Belgium performs a selection of classical works.
Gary SielingGary SielingA recital of works for the organ.28th July 2014Monday 28th July 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Gary Sieling
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 28th July 2014 - 1.10pm-1.50pm
A recital of works for the organ.
Alison BeckAlison BeckThe musician performs a selection of classical works.29th July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Alison Beck
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 3.15pm-4pm
The musician performs a selection of classical works.
Goppingen Youth Symphony OrchestraGoppingen Youth Symphony OrchestraThe orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No 5, Von Suppe's Light Cavalry Overture, Sibelius's Andante Festivo and other works.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Goppingen Youth Symphony Orchestra
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 31st July 2014 - 7pm
The orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No 5, Von Suppe's Light Cavalry Overture, Sibelius's Andante Festivo and other works.
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons By CandlelightVivaldi - The Four Seasons By Candlelight19th September 2014Friday 19th September 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
 
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons By Candlelight
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Friday 19th September 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowsfields NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Novotel London City South
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £86  29% off
53 61 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Opposite St Paul's Cathedral and right in the shadow of the Tate Modern Novotel is a short walk from the River Thames. With bright, airy rooms, ... More
 
 
 
ibis Styles London Southwark Rose
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £89  29% off
43-47 Southwark Bridge Road, SE19HH | 5 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
ibis Styles London Southwark Rose -formerly All Seasons is within walking distance of Globe Theatre, Borough Market, and Tate Modern. Nearby points of interest also include ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  35% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 7 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest Southwark Cathedral

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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 5 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried here. ... More
 
 
 
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Monument Street, City, London EC3R | 6 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a £4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling energetic ... More
 
 
 
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All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts. There ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Southwark Cathedral

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southwark Cathedral
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in England. ... More
 
 
 
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the ... More
 
 
 
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
 
 
 
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The View From The Shard Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013
The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in ...More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 11 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular ...More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 11 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ...More
 
 
 
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Near Southwark Cathedral
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Cathedral
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
 
 
 
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Southwark Cathedral

The best shops and markets near Southwark Cathedral
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Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
8 Borough Market, Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
The original Ginger Pig was first established in the late '90s with this butcher's shop for cooks at Borough Market. Since then their farm ... More
 
 
 
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Borough Wines
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
Borough Market, SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Established in 2002 at the world famous Borough Market, Borough Wines grew from the need to promote a family vineyard to British wine drinkers. Offering a ... More
 
 
 
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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Southwark Cathedral

What are the best dining options near Southwark Cathedral London?
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Strada - Riverside
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
2 More London Place, The Riverside, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Cathedral
With breathtaking views of the Thames, Tower Bridge and the skyline of the City, Strada Riverside is located in what must be amongst the most stunning ... More
 
 
 
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Gourmet Pizza Company
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Gabriel\'s Wharf, 59-65 Upper Ground, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Cathedral
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Fish!
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Cathedral Street, Borough Market, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Cathedral
Best of all the various Livebait and Fish! franchises is this lovely cafe in Borough Market which naturally benefits from having some of the finest, freshest ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Southwark Cathedral

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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 24 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 24 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 25 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 16 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Southwark Cathedral

The best pubs near London Southwark Cathedral.
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
 
 
 
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Rake
London > Nightlife > Bars
14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Cathedral
Beer is the draw here, over 100 different bottled kinds from all over the world squeezed into the compact space (said to be the smallest bar ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
If you like wine, an afternoon spent exploring the alcoholic delights of Vinopolis is an ideal pursuit. This self-guided tour allows visitors to find out about ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Southwark Cathedral

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Southwark Cathedral.
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
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The Bridge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Weston Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 7 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Bastille Day Festival
Bastille Day Festival
Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

Borough Market 2 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Bastille Day, 14th July, falls on a Monday this year so London celebrates France's national day with a free festival ...More

 
Bastille Festival
Leisure | On 13th July 2014 

Borough Market 2 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Bankside is hosting London's largest free Bastille Day Festival to celebrate France's national day with an extravaganza for food and ...More

Forbidden Broadway
Forbidden Broadway
Theatre | Until 16th August 2014 

Menier Chocolate Factory 5 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Another rip-roaring night at the Menier Chocolate Factory as a cast of four - and their hard-working pianist - take ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 13th July 2014 

The Shard 6 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is ...More

 
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
Theatre | Until 24th August 2014 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Eve Best, who played Wallis Simpson in the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech, returns to Shakespeare's Globe to play Cleopatra ...More

 
Globe House
Globe House
Sporting Events | Until 13th July 2014 

37 Bermondsey Street 8 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Billed as the 'ultimate World Cup pop up', Globe House on Bermondsey Street offers two different viewing experiences under one ...More

 
The Scoop at More London Free Festival
The Scoop at More London Free Festival
Theatre | Until 26th September 2014 

The Scoop at More London 9 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

The Scoop at More London, next to City Hall, is a huge open air amphitheatre next to the Thames, making ...More

 
London Bridges Walk
Tours | On 13th July 2014 

Potters Fields Park 9 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

A seven mile route across some of the most famous London bridges across the Thames to raise awareness of kidney ...More

Mexican Textiles: Frida Kahlo & the Art of the Rebozo
Mexican Textiles: Frida Kahlo & the Art of the Rebozo
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2014 

Fashion and Textile Museum 9 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

From June 2014, the Fashion and Textile Museum highlights the art of the rebozo, a distinctly Mexican garment which Frida ...More

 
Robert Mapplethorpe
Robert Mapplethorpe
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Photographs and self-portraits by the avant-garde American artist Robert Mapplethorpe are the subject of a free display at Tate Modern, ...More

 
 
 
 
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