Southwark Cathedral

 
 
ADDRESS
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 9DA 
 
TELEPHONE
 
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

 
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
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Vivaldi - The Four Seasons By Candlelight
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Friday 19th September 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
Nice Vizoso ChaoNice Vizoso Chao23rd September 2014Tuesday 23rd September 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
On Soon
Nice Vizoso Chao
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - 3.15pm
James BrawnJames Brawn30th September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
On Soon
James Brawn
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 30th September 2014 - 3.15pm
An-Ting ChangAn-Ting Chang3rd October 2014Friday 3rd October 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
On Soon
An-Ting Chang
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Friday 3rd October 2014 - 3.15pm
Magnificent Musicals Central Band Of RBLMagnificent Musicals Central Band Of RBLA performance by the Royal British Legion Band performing showtunes.3rd October 2014Friday 3rd October 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
On Soon
Magnificent Musicals Central Band Of RBL
event > Music
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Friday 3rd October 2014 - 7.15pm
A performance by the Royal British Legion Band performing showtunes.
Campaign for Wool - Wool Collection InteriorsCampaign for Wool - Wool Collection Interiors5th October 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Campaign for Wool - Wool Collection Interiors
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th to 12th October 2014 - 9am-6pm
A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's DreamThe City of London Sinfonia and Holst Singers perform works by Mendelssohn, Purcell, Finzi and others.8th October 2014Wednesday 8th October 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
On Soon
A Midsummer Night's Dream
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Wednesday 8th October 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
The City of London Sinfonia and Holst Singers perform works by Mendelssohn, Purcell, Finzi and others.
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's DreamShakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream8th October 2014Wednesday 8th October 2014 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
On Soon
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Wednesday 8th October 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
 

Southwark Cathedral images

Southwark Cathedral  Roman Sculpture Outside Southwark Cathedral  

   
Southwark Cathedral - Roman Sculpture Outside Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral Roman Sculpture Outside Southwark Cathedral 

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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Novotel London City South
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £86  25% 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 £86  39% 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  30% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 7 minutes from 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

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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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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

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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
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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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
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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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Southwark Cathedral gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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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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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
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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
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Vinopolis
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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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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Karaoke
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2014 

Belushi's 4 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 17th September 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

 
London As I See It
Exhibitions | On 17th September 2014 

The Shard 6 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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Guided Walk: Near The Shard With Isabelle Seddon
Tours | On 17th September 2014 

The Shard 6 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Re-discover Bermondsey, which has undergone a rejuvenation along with the high street with the Zandra Rhodes museum and White Cube ...More

Doctor Scroggy's War
Theatre | Until 10th October 2014 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Howard Brenton and John Dove, the team that brought you Anne Boleyn (Best New Play - What's On Stage Awards) ...More

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Theatre | Until 11th October 2014 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Shakespeare's Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole directs this new staging of Julius Caesar set in Rome with Renaissance costumes. The ...More

 
The Comedy of Errors
Theatre | Until 12th October 2014 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Talented young director Blanche McIntyre (responsible for The Seagull, and Ciphers) brings a new production of The Comedy of Errors ...More

Comedy At The Old School Yard
Comedy | Until 3rd December 2014 

The Old School Yard 7 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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The Ragged Out String Band
Concerts | On 17th September 2014 

The Gladstone 8 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

The quartet plays old time mountain music, early bluegrass and Americana....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

 
 
 
 
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