St George's Cathedral

 
 
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 7HY 
 
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St George's CathedralOne of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as
the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building occupies an
historic site very close to the Imperial War Museum. Designed by great Victorian architect Pugin, whose plans were
stunted due to lack of funds, the great soaring building is still an
architectural gem that bears witness to the Gothic revival that was prevalent in
buildings at this time. Inside the ceilings sweep up in gentle curves to the
towering peak while the intricate carvings and elaborate
decorations are just stunning. Much of the cathedral was badly bombed in 1941
during the Second World War; it was entirely rebuilt, however, sticking
faithfully to Pugin's original design. For such a grand building, the cathedral
is keen to uphold its community focus, welcoming all new faces to the many
services held here. The local Latin American community, for example, is served
with a Mass delivered in Spanish every Sunday at 1pm. Renowned for its fine choral tradition the resident choir are often used for television and radio broadcasts.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Library Street NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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London > Shopping > Clothing
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157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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160 Union Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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Belvedere Road, SE1 | 12 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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First World War Galleries
First World War Galleries
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 3 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

Visitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new ...More

 
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 3 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

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Kids Events | Until 4th January 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 3 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

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Electra
Electra
Theatre | Until 20th December 2014 

Old Vic Theatre 5 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

Kristin Scott Thomas reunites with Ian Rickson following their acclaimed partnership last year on the revival of Harold Pinter's 'Old ...More

 
Dusk: Fevered Sleep
Dusk: Fevered Sleep
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

The Young Vic 6 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

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The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

The Young Vic 6 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

Trailblazing director Katie Mitchell, whose "immaculately choreographed and imaginatively sensitive" (Telegraph) 'Written on Skin' staged at the Royal Opera House ...More

 
The Cherry Orchard
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

The Young Vic 6 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

Groundbreaking director Katie Mitchell, who has worked at the National Theatre for the past 20 years, returns to the Young ...More

Nyctophonia
Theatre | On 26th November 2014 

The Vaults, Arch 233 8 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

Music and song created at night in the style of beings which are subject to elective mutism whereby they perform ...More

Lady Celeste
Theatre | On 26th November 2014 

The Vaults, Arch 233 8 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

The Australian burlesque star will perform dance and renditions of popular pop tracks....More

LCC Postgraduate Shows 2014: School Of Media
Exhibitions | Until 1st December 2014 

London College Of Communication 8 minutes walk from St George's Cathedral

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