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Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge | Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, England
020 7367 6700
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Ranked #77 of 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We only saw the outside of the cathedral which we thought was very uniquely designed and quite striking.

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Well worth a look especially if you are also taking in Borough Market which is adjacent. This is considerably more peaceful than Borough!

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The cathedral lies in the heart of this bustling part of London, a quiet sanctuary which is beautiful in itself. The staff and volunteers are welcoming, in fact we were invited to stay for a wedding, what a surprise - best wishes I and C Take time to wander around beautiful building and take in its history and beauty. A... More 

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tunbridge wells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A fascinating historical church with a modern all inclusive attitude, there is a tomb in celebration of Shakespeare and and alter for those with HIV and aids.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Southwark Cathedral is a gorgeous church and a nice place to escape the crowds for awhile. During Shakespeare's time it was the local parish church for Bankside. William's brother, Edmund, was buried here in 1607. Today, there is a very nice memorial to William Shakespeare, which includes a stained glass window with scenes from his plays. John Fletcher, who succeeded... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Southwark Cathedral is definitely historical, but it also lives on in the modern age. I enjoyed seeing all the services that it offers, as well as the traditional religious events. There is a display of the oldest building base that is very interesting.

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