Southwark Cathedral  

 
 
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London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 9DA
 
 
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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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Guy's And St Thomas' And Evelina London Community CarolsGuy's And St Thomas' And Evelina London Community CarolsCommunity & Lifestyle, Charity/Fundraising Event.2016-12-07T19:00:00+00002016-12-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Guy's And St Thomas' And Evelina London Community Carols
Southwark Cathedral Carols & ServicesSouthwark Cathedral Carols & ServicesSouthwark Cathedral Carols & ServicesSouthwark Cathedral has a number of festive services open to the public throughout December including a rather special concert on 12th December for Feed the Minds, raising money for the charity which helps transform lives through education projects. Further events include an evening for the Alzheimer's Society on 13th December, the Mayor of London'2016-12-07T00:00:00+00002016-12-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  Various, some Free
DATES  2nd to 24th December 2016
Southwark Cathedral has a number of festive services open to the public throughout December including a rather special concert on 12th December for Feed the Minds, raising money for the charity which helps transform lives through education projects. Further events include an evening for the Alzheimer's Society on 13th December, the Mayor of London'... More about this event
 
Feed the Minds Carol ConcertFeed the Minds Carol ConcertOne of several Christmas carol concerts at Southwark Cathedral in December, this night is a little bit special. The Feed the Minds Carol Concert features popular sing-along carols, performances from the Quorum choir, a small a cappella chamber choir based in Tunbridge Wells, and readings by special guests. Money raised from the evening goes to Fee2016-12-12T00:00:00+00002016-12-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  £10, £17, £27 plus booking fee
DATES  Monday 12th December 2016
One of several Christmas carol concerts at Southwark Cathedral in December, this night is a little bit special. The Feed the Minds Carol Concert features popular sing-along carols, performances from the Quorum choir, a small a cappella chamber choir based in Tunbridge Wells, and readings by special guests. Money raised from the evening goes to Fee... More about this event
Candlelit Carol ConcertCandlelit Carol ConcertLive Music, Choir.2016-12-12T19:30:00+00002016-12-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
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Candlelit Carol Concert
London Concertante - Christmas Baroque By CandlelightLondon Concertante - Christmas Baroque By Candlelight2016-12-23T19:30:00+00002016-12-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
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London Concertante - Christmas Baroque By Candlelight
The London Bridge Clay ProjectThe London Bridge Clay ProjectExhibitions & Art, Installation.2017-01-09T10:00:00+00002017-02-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southwark Cathedral,   London Bridge      SE1 9DA
Category: event
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The London Bridge Clay Project
 

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London Bridge Railway Station
 
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Car Parks

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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 £91  25% 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 £170  37% 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 £84  32% 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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Glaziers Hall and Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Montague Close London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Cathedral
It was built by the Hays Wharf company during the Napoleonic wars as a three-storey warehouse, its distinctive Georgian industrial facade being added when it was ... 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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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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Guy's And St Thomas' And Evelina London Community Carols
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 7th December 2016 - 7pm-8.15pm
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1 | Same location as Southwark Cathedral
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Now On
Southwark Cathedral Carols & Services
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 2nd to 24th December 2016
Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral has a number of festive services open to the public throughout December including a rather special concert on 12th December for Feed the Minds, ...More
 
 
 
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Jorja Smith
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 7th December 2016
Southwark Cathedral, 6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Gritty soul and R&B from the 19 year old Walsall born singer Jorja Smith as she goes on her debut UK tour with a full live ...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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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
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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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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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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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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Linguarama
London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Over £1000pw. One-to-one business English courses.... More
 
 
 
The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE11HR | 5 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More
 
 
 
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On Your Bike
London > Leisure > Activities
The Vaults Montague Close, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Southwark Cathedral
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
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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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 Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 10 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... 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, 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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London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Southwark Cathedral
Dating 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 ... 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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Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Dazzle Contemporary Jewellery Selling Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

The gallery@oxo 14 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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Jest End By Garry Lake
Theatre | Until 18th December 2016 

Waterloo East Theatre 17 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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Once in a Lifetime
Once in a Lifetime
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Olivier Award-winning Richard Jones directs Once in a Lifetime at The Young Vic this winter, taking audiences back to Hollywood ...More

 
Living With The Lights On
Theatre | Until 23rd December 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Returning to The Young Vic for a limited run, one man show Living With The Lights On sees Mark Lockyer ...More

Gerhard Richter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

The group of six paintings, named after the avant-garde composer John Cage, are the outcome of several layers of painting ...More

Painting After Technology
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Paintings from the last decade that reflect the process of mark-making in a period of radical technological change....More

Magdalena Abakanowicz
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Soft sculptures reflecting an interest in biological systems, organic matter and regeneration, topics the artist has discussed with scientists in ...More

Assemblage
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Mixed-media sculpture and collage from the 20th century, celebrating the popularity of the technique of juxtaposing different objects and materials ...More

Between Man And Matter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Works providing an insight into the affinities between artists working in Japan, Europe and the United States, many of whom ...More

 
 
 
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