Southwark Cathedral

 
 
ADDRESS
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 9DA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Weekdays 8am-6pm, Weekends 9am-6pm
 
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Donations requested.
 

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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

 
The Play's The Thing: Shakespeare In SouthwarkThe Play's The Thing: Shakespeare In Southwark2015-07-01T19:30:00+01002015-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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The Play's The Thing: Shakespeare In Southwark
Come And Sing: Faure's RequiemCome And Sing: Faure's RequiemSing church music under the directorship of Peter Wright, Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral.2015-07-04T13:30:00+01002015-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
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Come And Sing: Faure's Requiem
Annual Garden PartyAnnual Garden PartyJoin in a traditional summer event.2015-07-09T19:30:00+01002015-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
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Annual Garden Party
Fiscal HarmonyFiscal HarmonyA fundraising choir competition by the banking and financial sector.2015-07-09T19:30:00+01002015-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
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Fiscal Harmony
Rachmaninov VespersRachmaninov Vespers2015-07-10T20:00:00+01002015-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Rachmaninov Vespers
 

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Opening and closing times for Southwark Cathedral

Today (Wednesday) Southwark Cathedral closes at 18.00

Monday:

8.00
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18.00
 
 

Tuesday:

8.00
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18.00
 
 

Wednesday:

8.00
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18.00
 
 

Thursday:

8.00
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18.00
 
 

Friday:

8.00
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18.00
 
 

Saturday:

8.30
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18.00
 
 

Sunday:

8.30
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18.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Southwark Cathedral Location Map

 
 
 
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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    Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2015 

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    Sporting Events | Until 12th July 2015 

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    Theatre | Until 30th September 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2015 

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    Agnes Martin
    Agnes Martin
    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

    Tate Modern stages the first retrospective exhibition of work by Agnes Martin since her death just over a decade ago. ...More

     
    Sonia Delaunay
    Sonia Delaunay
    Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015 

    Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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    Voga at Coq d'Argent
    Voga at Coq d'Argent
    Sporting Events | Until 27th September 2015 

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