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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    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £77  42% off
    157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
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    IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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    Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from St George's Cathedral
    The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More
     
     
     
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    Tibetan Peace Gardens
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    Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    Alma Enterprises
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    38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    The Hairy Ape
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October to 21st November 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 5 minutes from St George's Cathedral
    Eugene O'Neill's timeless classic, a reflection on the effect of industrialisation on class and identity, The Hairy Ape, is directed by multi award-winning director Richard Jones ...More
     
     
     
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    wonder.land
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November 2015 to 30th January 2016
    National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 13 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    Our Country's Good
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th August to 17th October 2015
    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 14 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    The Young Vic
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    66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    83-101 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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    106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    191 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    157 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    82 kennington road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 4 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 18 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 23 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 9 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    The Anchor & Hope
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    36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 9 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 10 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    The Distillery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    Imperial War Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from St George's Cathedral
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    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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    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

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

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

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    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

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

    Exhibition featuring the voices and experiences of British troops, members of the Afghan National Security Forces and UK government and ...More

    Visions of War Above and Below
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    Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

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

    A long-running exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, on display from 2nd April 2015 until 25th September 2016, Visions of ...More

     
    Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist
    Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist
    Exhibitions | Until 30th May 2016 

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

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    Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style
    Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 3 minutes walk 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

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    Adventures in Wonderland
    Kids Events | Until 31st August 2015 

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

    Further to the main adult show, Alice's Adventures Underground, the Vaults under Waterloo will also host a children's production in ...More

     
    Alice's Adventures Underground
    Alice's Adventures Underground
    Theatre | Until 30th August 2015 

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

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