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Southwark Cathedral

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Address: London Bridge | Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, England
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I went to the cathedral to experience a Church of England service, and because I'm interested in medieval history. It was a beautiful service in a stunning atmosphere, with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I went to the cathedral to experience a Church of England service, and because I'm interested in medieval history. It was a beautiful service in a stunning atmosphere, with beautiful music an a very friendly and welcoming congregation!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited the place as we were staying nearby Nelson Mandela was there in 2001 as this is written at one of the entrances on the floor, we also stopped for a drink in the courtyard which was a lovely setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've looked up this cathedral when I wanted to see some nice sights. I could enter without paying any fees. It's a beautiful cathedral. When I was there, there was even a concert, so I listened for a while and enjoyed the atmosphere. Brilliant. :)

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Travelling back to our hotel from Shakespeare's Globe we stumbled into Southwark Cathedral. The place has such beautiful gothic architecture on the exterior we had to go inside. The church was a wonderful surprise inside, the church itself is lovely, but the way the people inside greeted us one would have thought we were dignitaries come to visit. I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We called in while walking past on a day trip to London. Well worth popping in to see this gorgeous building.

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a beautiful an peaceful place. A great piece of church architecture full of history. An interesting hour and it is free, apart from a small donation. One of the church parishioners gave us a brief history of the building. Also a nice cup of Coffee is available after the tour.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Southwark cathedral is in a great area of london full of hustle and bustle. When you enter the cathedral a feeling of calm is instant. If you are near it is defenatly worth a visit. I dont know if there is an entry fee as I was there for a wedding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

wandered in and it is twice as beautiful inside as outside. if you are nearby it is worth a walk through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took the opportunity to visit whilst meeting my wife. Simply stunning architecture. Wasn't expecting this jewel to present so much.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited here last week when we came to see Borough Market. This Cathedral is very well known and has a lot of interesting history to share. They apparently refurbished the site last year and it looks wonderful. If churches are your thing, then put this on the list as it stands in a very interesting place south of the... 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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