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

Music RecitalMusic RecitalA performance by Esenta Quartet.27th January 2015Tuesday 27th January 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
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Music Recital
event > Concerts > Classical
PRICINGphone for prices
DATESTuesday 27th January 2015 - 3.15pm
A performance by Esenta Quartet.
Minimal Nativity At Southwark CathedralMinimal Nativity At Southwark Cathedral27th January 2015Monday 2nd February 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Minimal Nativity At Southwark Cathedral
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation†|†PRICINGFree
DATES13th January to 2nd February 2015 - 10am-6pm
Beam In The DarkBeam In The DarkA chance for disabled artists to meet and create art.27th January 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Beam In The Dark
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th January to 5th March 2015
A chance for disabled artists to meet and create art.
Youth Xpress (Over 7s)Youth Xpress (Over 7s)1st February 2015Sunday 15th February 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
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Youth Xpress (Over 7s)
event > Leisure
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DATESSunday 1st February 2015 - 10.30am
Music RecitalMusic RecitalA classical performance from the Trinity Laban Viola Ensemble.3rd February 2015Tuesday 3rd February 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
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Music Recital
event > Concerts > Classical
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DATESTuesday 3rd February 2015 - 3.15pm
A classical performance from the Trinity Laban Viola Ensemble.
Organ RecitalOrgan RecitalJack Spencer performs from a selection of classical works.9th February 2015Monday 9th February 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
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Organ Recital
event > Concerts > Classical
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DATESMonday 9th February 2015 - 1pm
Jack Spencer performs from a selection of classical works.
Free Concert Southwark CathedralFree Concert Southwark Cathedral9th February 2015Monday 9th February 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Free Concert Southwark Cathedral
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 9th February 2015 - 3pm-4pm
Angela Glajcar: TalkAngela Glajcar: Talk17th February 2015Tuesday 17th February 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Angela Glajcar: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESTuesday 17th February 2015 - 3.30pm
Hand In HandHand In HandA bilingual recital of sonnets and monologues.17th February 2015Tuesday 17th February 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
On Soon
Hand In Hand
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
DATESTuesday 17th February 2015 - 8pm
A bilingual recital of sonnets and monologues.
Hand In HandHand In HandA bilingual recital of sonnets and monologues.18th February 2015Wednesday 18th February 2015 Where:
Southwark Cathedral, † London Bridge† † † SE1 9DA
Category: event
On Soon
Hand In Hand
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
DATESWednesday 18th February 2015 - 8pm
A bilingual recital of sonnets and monologues.

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Opening and closing times for Southwark Cathedral

Today (Tuesday) 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
Elephant & Castle Railway Station
17 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Snowsfields NCP
2 minutes walk
Union Car Parks
4 minutes walk

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31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 42% 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
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 33% off
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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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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 Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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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
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Tower Of London Tickets
London > Events > Attraction †Dates: 1st January 2012
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 11 minutes from Southwark Cathedral
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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
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
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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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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, 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
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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

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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
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... 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, 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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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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Music Recital
Concerts | On 27th January 2015 

Southwark Cathedral

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Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

Southwark Cathedral

A chance for disabled artists to meet and create art....More

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Theatre | Until 7th March 2015 

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The View From The Shard Tickets
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The Shard 6 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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Unicorn Young Company: Workshop (Ages 13-18)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2015 

Unicorn Theatre 7 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

A chance to learn the skills of performance....More

The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Over 11s)
Theatre | Until 21st March 2015 

Unicorn Theatre 7 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

A contemporary adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's moral masterpiece, featuring a live, original soundtrack....More

The Changeling
Theatre | Until 1st March 2015 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 7 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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New Images Of Man
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

Matthew Gale curates an exhibition exploring how artists responded to the state-sponsored barbarities of the mid-20th century with highly personalised ...More

Block by Block - Twilight Offer 2015
Exhibitions | Until 10th March 2015 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from Southwark Cathedral

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Olympia London

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