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Southwark Cathedral

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Address: London Bridge | Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, England
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worth a visit when in the area

Visited on a Sunday when the choir were warming up so we toured around with their voices echoing around the aisles There is a memorial to William Shakespeare set in the wall and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on a Sunday when the choir were warming up so we toured around with their voices echoing around the aisles There is a memorial to William Shakespeare set in the wall and a dedication to Sam Wanamaker who I believe funded or part funded the rebuilt Globe theater further along the Thames walkway.According to the guide the Cathedral stands... More 

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Newcastle, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again, another Church with age and history! The Padre did come out to give an impromptu sermon for those in need, I personally thought that was very nice, especially since I needed it. Note to those who love history, this is the Church attended by Prof. Harvard! Yeah, Harvard U.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located next to Borough Market this is a pleasant church to visit. It is not the finest ecclesiastical site in London but when I visited it was not crowded in anyway unlike the major sites. This is very much a working church rather than a tourist venue.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ir is not the most besutiful cathedral in London, of course, but it deserves a visit.Monument dedicated to Shakespeare, a beautiful chorus.It costs 2,5 pounds to take photographs (not necessary).Active catholic worship and a chapel dedicated to AIDS victims.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is free to enter but do make a donation (or pay to take a photograph) as this is a magnificent church that a century ago was elevated to cathedral status. It is a beautiful gothic building in excellent condition and with a long history. Find the memorials to Shakespeare, Sam Wanamaker and to the Marchioness disaster. Some lovely stained... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must have passed Southwark Cathedral more times than I can count - but on this trip I decided to (finally) stop and go in. Well, "quel suprise"!! It was far bigger than I envisaged, but more than this - beautifully maintained, lit and fully supplied with information on the history, architecture and its relation to the locality of Southwark. It's... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not a spectacular cathedral, there is much here to see including some very special stained glass windows and sculpture. Our quick walk through was a refreshing bit of peace in relation to the hub-bub of the nearby Bourough Market. While taking the time to admire the Cathedral's interior, be sure to pay the small token fee of 2.5 for... More 

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Salisbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking from Westminster Bridge to visit London Bridge this was an ideal place to stop just a few yards away from the tourist trail. A simple choice of hot and cold food. We had tuna baguettes and coffee, very well priced. Clean and bright restaurant with very pleasant staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of my all time favourite places. It's an oasis in busy London. It's not on the full tourist run so you'll probably find it calm and peaceful. There's some seriously old architecture there and a cute as ginger cat which sleeps cheekily on the Bishop's chair. You emphatically don't have to have a faith to enjoy this serene old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cathedral is located right at one of the entrances to the London Bridge tube. It is charge free entrance, but a fee of 2.50 pounds is requested for taking photos. One of the most interesting facts to this cathedral, however, is that there is a cat named Doorkins living here. She was adopted a few years ago and, if... More 

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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