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

 
St. Mark's Passion, A New Oratorio With The Music Of GF HandelSt. Mark's Passion, A New Oratorio With The Music Of GF Handel2015-03-29T18:30:00+01002015-03-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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St. Mark's Passion, A New Oratorio With The Music Of GF Handel
Girls And Men Of The Cathedral ChoirGirls And Men Of The Cathedral ChoirThe choir performs a programme of works, including Faure's Requiem and the Lamentations Of Jeremiah.2015-04-03T18:30:00+01002015-04-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Girls And Men Of The Cathedral Choir
Music RecitalMusic RecitalThe violinist Fumi Otsuki plays works from a range of composers.2015-04-07T15:15:00+01002015-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Music Recital
North Cobb High School OrchestraNorth Cobb High School OrchestraThe youth orchestra performs works by J Haydn and Susan H Day and various chamber pieces.2015-04-09T15:15:00+01002015-04-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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North Cobb High School Orchestra
Nicky NicholsNicky NicholsPaintings of London cityscapes.2015-04-11T08:30:00+01002015-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Nicky Nichols
Organ RecitalOrgan RecitalOrganist Huw Morgan performs a programme of selected works.2015-04-13T13:00:00+01002015-04-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Organ Recital
Music RecitalMusic RecitalPiano student Mitsue Sutherland, from City Lit performs a selection of works from a range of composers.2015-04-14T15:15:00+01002015-04-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Hand In HandHand In HandA bilingual recital of sonnets and monologues by Shakespeare and Lope de Vega.2015-04-17T20:00:00+01002015-04-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Hand In Hand
Organ RecitalOrgan RecitalOrganist Alexander Binns performs a programme of works.2015-04-20T13:00:00+01002015-04-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Organ Recital
Music RecitalMusic RecitalRiver City Saxes perform a selection of classical works.2015-04-21T15:15:00+01002015-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Opening and closing times for Southwark Cathedral

Today (Friday) 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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    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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    London > Attractions > Museums
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    Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    Ugly Betty's Michael Urie stars in the much anticipated comedy Buyer and Cellar at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The US comedy enjoyed a smash hit run ...More
     
     
     
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    Crucifix, 7-9 Crucifix Lane, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    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
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    20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    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 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
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    Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    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
    Fish! restaurant in the heart of Borough market, does what it says – providing the very best fish available in London to hungry customers. Established in ... More
     
     
     
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    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 24 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 24 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 25 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Cathedral
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    , The Breakfast Club, SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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    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
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    Repeat Patterns With Illustrator
    Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2015 

    Fashion and Textile Museum 9 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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    The Gallery
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th March 2015 

    Ministry of Sound 14 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

    House and techno courtesy of DJs Eddie Bitar, Lee Osborne, Neutrino, Gavyn Mytchel, Steve Lee, John Minogue and Gloworm, with ...More

    Sherlock And Beyond
    Exhibitions | On 27th March 2015 

    Museum of London 17 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

    Debate looking at the enduring popularity of Sherlock Holmes and the genre of crime fiction....More

    We Love Comedy
    Comedy | On 27th March 2015 

    The Pipeline 17 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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    Lunchtime Recital
    Concerts | On 27th March 2015 

    St Bride's Church 17 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

    A free, lunchtime musical event....More

    Guildhall School Presents Machinal by Sophie Treadwell
    Theatre | Until 1st April 2015 

    Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 19 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

    Drama at the Guildhall School in the spring also includes the Expressionistic classic Machinal by campaigning journalist and playwright Sophie ...More

    Lunchtime Concert: Jacquin Trio
    Concerts | On 27th March 2015 

    Bishopsgate Institute 19 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

    The group performs a selection from Bruch's Eight Pieces, Rontgen's Trio In E Flat and Mozart's Trio In E Flat, ...More

    Swing Den
    Sporting Events | Until 27th March 2015 

    Bishopsgate Institute 19 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

    A taster class at the start of the night and then assistants will be on hand throughout the evening to ...More

    Choirs Of Morley Present Bach's 'St John's Passion'
    Concerts | On 27th March 2015 

    St George's RC Cathedral 19 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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