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Southwark Cathedral

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Address: London Bridge | Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, England
Phone Number: 020 7367 6700
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Nice staff and very interesting place

I made a spontaneous visit to Southwark Cathedral because I happened to walk by. Having been there before some 20 years ago I had no recollection of it. I was not disappointed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Konigswinter, Germany
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Konigswinter, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I made a spontaneous visit to Southwark Cathedral because I happened to walk by. Having been there before some 20 years ago I had no recollection of it. I was not disappointed: It is not as commercialised as St. Pauls or Westminster Abbey. They do ask for a contribution which I am happy to give and they also give you... More 

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High Wycombe, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in Borough Market so detoured slightly to walk round the cathedral. It has lots of history, and also we discovered it has a connection with a diocese in Zimbabwe - where we have family and friends - so that gave our visit some added interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's very old and historic and it's worth seeing. Shakespeare's brother is buried somewhere around the site and there is a statue of Shakespeare inside the cathedral with pictures of his plays. The famous Great Fire of London picture is painted near here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Southwark Cathedral is a beautiful historic Cathedral, part Medeival. Once inside you pretty much forget that you are in the heart of busy, hectic London. You are only asked to make donation upon entry, and for just over £2.00 you can buy a photo permit, where you can take photos inside. The staff are very friendly and eager to make... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Southwark Cathedral is just a few minutes’ walk from the London Bridge tube station. You might want to time your visit for the nearby Borough Market, which is itself a treat. Southwark used to be a parish church and has been upgraded to cathedral status. This would have been the church closest to the Globe Theatre and Shakespeare attended services... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We got lucky to have the choir singing the day we visited, Step in history for one of the finest cathedrals along the country. Surprising. The market righ in front is great too, cannot remember the name but great products

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

As cathedral's go, this one is small but has a really nice atmosphere to it. It has some nice features and is buzzing with life and interest. Worth a visit if you're in the area but probably not worth going out of your way for unless you're going to an event there.

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Waco, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were enjoying the Borough Market and saw this beautiful Cathedral right next door so we decided to find our way in. While it's not Westminster Abbey it's beautiful and historic in its own right. There was no charge to enter and we were greeted as we entered and offered a brochure of the highlights. There are several small chapels... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We came across the cathedral by accident and what a great surprise! The Gothic interior was absolutely beautiful! The stain glass windows were also a gem. Sadly, we were not permitted to take photos inside the church. We were so pleased we stopped to admire this church.

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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Try to go when there is a choral mass. Ethereal. Also great way to duck the mist and drizzle. Burial place of John Gower who was the first in England to publish in English. Additionally the final resting place of Sam Wanamaker who was the American actor and director instrumental in getting the Globe theater rebuilt a little further west... More 

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