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Southwark Cathedral

#113 of 2,403 things to do in London
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Address: London Bridge | Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, England
Phone Number: 020 7367 6700
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A spiritual and historic treasure !

Take time out of your busy schedule to enjoy the delights of this very beautiful Cathedral. The spiritual uplift is palpable and the history oozes over you like a warm blanket... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Take time out of your busy schedule to enjoy the delights of this very beautiful Cathedral. The spiritual uplift is palpable and the history oozes over you like a warm blanket. The volunteer staff are quite exceptional. A must visit venue!

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I loved a church but even more outdoor where is beautiful cherry three with a love dedicated bench. It was very romantic

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited the cathedral on Monday and watched the Lent Installation being put up.It is apparently all to do with light and how it falls on the installation. Unfortunately it was raining and very gloomy so didn't see it at its best. The cathedral is quite small but full of interesting tombs etc, Do look out for the cathedral cat Doorkins... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Lovely church, very nice to visit. Another big plus are their bathroom facilities. Clean and much appreciated.

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Suffolk
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a truly beautiful Cathedral - recommend visit - the architecture is wonderful - stuck in the midst of the Borough - lovely priest (?) spoke to us and made us feel welcome....

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Southwark Cathedral is one of London's oldest churches, rumoured to be late 7th Century but more likely dating to soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is close to London Bridge train station and is free to enter, but a donation of £4 is appreciated. You also need a £2 photo permit. The borough of Southwark is full of... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

i was having a wander one morning before my afternoon meeting and came across this little gem. It sits in the midst of a busy area and I found that charming. St. Paul's is one of my favorite cathedrals in the world but it has become quite commercial. Southwark (pronounced "Suthick") is a work-a-day church with some surprises. This would... More 

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Palmyra, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There is so much history here, much the learn, very old structure. Very interesting, inspiring and don't forget to look for the devil (you will have to wait til you go there to find out what that means!!!

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

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 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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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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