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Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge | Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, England (City of London)
020 7367 6700
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Ranked #131 of 1,084 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice breakfast and great location just next to the Thames path. I did overhear the next table saying how steep the 17 steps were to the loo, so beware if your less confident on your feet. Full English was fresh and tasty and the coffee was excellent. Highly recommeded

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Hibbing, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We really loved our visit to Southwark Cathedral! The church is free to visit, though they do ask for a free will offering and ask for £2.50 for a photography permit (£5 for videography)... it was well worth the fee. The entire staff was incredibly cheery and helpful, even giving us an impromptu tour of the church. We had the... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was walking and exploring the city of London from the Shard and i found this magnificent cathedral, with a small nice food market next to it. It was beautiful, although the entrance is free, there is charity box that requires you to fill in a certain amount of donation, but we only gave the box 4 pound and then... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is truly an escape from the busyness of the city. There is a requested donation and we found a leaflet that gave us some brief details. There is a gift shop and a café. I now wished I'd have purchased the magnet "Keep Calm and Pray On" - never saw that anywhere else. The best part of our tour... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have just discovered the churchyard of Southwark Cathedral whilst searching for somewhere to have my lunch. Usually I sit on the south bank near The Anchor, but I wanted to avoid the crowds. Tucked away, there are a number of benches outside and lots of space to sit and enjoy the fabulous architecture and stain glass windows of the... More

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Haliburton, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After a day of exploring London we arrived in time for afternoon tea before Evensong. The service was marvellous (girls and men on May 22). the choir was superb, and the girls have a wonderful sound. We only wish that we'd had more time to look around the cathedral. It is tucked away lower than street level, but still has... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Squeezed into this busy corner of the city with Borough Market and the River Thames as neighbours, this ancient and historical site is a delightful oasis of calm. I happened to be there for 4pm evensong after a long day touring the local sites on foot. Angelic music and singing with the welcome relief of a seat was a perfect... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I will say straight up that I really liked Southwark Cathedral - it's bright and airy, without losing any of its historical character, and there are some interesting tombs and monuments to look at, too. However, unlike many churches, there are no free information leaflets or signs: if you want any kind of information about the Cathedral, you have to... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Beautiful architecture, friendy people who will guide you through the transepts and aisles. Divine music will accpmpany you (if you're lucky as I was). A choir rehersal was on-going :-) About 10 key things you should see there: 1. Shakespear Memorial 2. High Altar Screen 3. Bishop Lancelot's tomb 4. Diamond Jubilee WIndow 5. Retrochoir 6. Harvard Chapel 7. John... More

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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

One of my favourite Cathedrals. Free admission and steeped in history. A very relaxed place and a beautiful building. Nice cafe too! A haven of peace in a busy part of London. Well worth a visit. Much friendlier than big places like Westminster Abbey or St Paul's.

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