Southwark Cathedral

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

 
Gabrieli RoarGabrieli RoarGabrieli Roar presents a launch concert featuring a massed choir of around 150 voices, drawn from five outstanding youth choirs from across the UK, singing side-by-side with the professional singers of the Gabrieli Consort, conducted by Paul McCreesh.2016-02-16T19:00:00+00002016-02-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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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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