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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.

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London Bridge Tube Station
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London Bridge Railway Station
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Elephant & Castle Railway Station
17 minutes walk
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Snowsfields NCP
2 minutes walk
Union Car Parks
4 minutes walk

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £109† 21% 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
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £208† 25% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 8 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £95† 29% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
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Hunter Penrose
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
32 Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
A beautiful old brick factory next to a blue railway bridge just off Southwark Street, this was once the home ... More
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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
Fish Street Hill, 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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The Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute 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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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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Southwark Cathedral, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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Orpheus Descending
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Southwark Cathedral, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Tamara Harvey directs Tennessee Williams' deep-south drama about a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage, who can't see any way to escape her misery. The ...More
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Southwark Cathedral, 53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from 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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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, Bankside, London 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
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Strada - Riverside
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
2 More London Place, The Riverside, Bankside, London 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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Lobos Meat & Tapas
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
14 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Cathedral
Creating competition for Tapas Brindisa, their former employer, Roberto Castro, Ruben Maza and Joel Placeres have teamed up to open Lobos Meat & Tapas next to ... More
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career 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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 24 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
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Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
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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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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, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... 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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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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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Breakfast Club, 11 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... 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 > 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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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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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 7 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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