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Southwark Cathedral

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Address: London Bridge | Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, England
Phone Number: 020 7367 6700
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Freindly and quiet, relaxing atmosphere

A very friendly and quiet house of God's, a place to relax and have a few moments with the Lord. Just as I was leaving, the organ started to play some secret music which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
Truro, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 NEW

A very friendly and quiet house of God's, a place to relax and have a few moments with the Lord. Just as I was leaving, the organ started to play some secret music which was enjoyable to listen too. The cathedral is next to Borough market, but is well worth a a visit. Enjoy like I did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Oasis of peace in centre of London. Literally in shadow of The Shard. If you need stop and rest chose this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 NEW

Standing literally in the shadow of The Shard and London Bridge station, this stunning building is a "must" if you are in need of a little bit of peace and quiet. The entrance is adjacent to the busy Borough market, but once inside this Gothic building (and entrance is free), you cannot hear the noise from outside, and you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is London's oldest gothic building. It has a memorial to William Shakespeare and other notables. The architecture is stunning and the organ is a site to behold as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Borough Market, stop in to see Southwark Cathedral which is adjacent. There is no entry fee but they do charge for taking pictures. There is also a café which is an option instead of the stalls at the Borough Market. The cathedra is just south of London... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

It has taken us too many years to visit this cathedral, but we finally made it, when in the area & to our amazement not only did we see this lovely cathedral - lots to see - there was an organ recital about to start. I simply sat for some 40 mins & enjoyed the same - wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Southwark Cathedral is a beautiful place to visit in a truly amazing part of London. Right by the Thames, next to Borough Market, by London Bridge station, underneath the Shard: how much history could you want? I've been many times. The cafe is very good - it offers the usual tea and cakes and a good range of lunch options.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a simply amazing cathedral which I have walked past hundreds of times without going in. Well worth visiting. The architecture is breathtaking and the church staff are really friendly and make you feel welcome. I paid £5 to take photographs and was given access to all parts to take photos and made to feel very welcome. That is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We accidentally came across this cathedral whilst going to the food market for lunch. It is a gem of a find and also no entrance fee. You can give a donation and they charge only two pounds for you to take a picture which is nothing when you realise that St Pauls Cathedral entrance fee alone is £18 per adult!!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Southwark is such a strange area, mysterious but very pleasant. It has changed a lot recently. The cathedral is worth a visit and if i remember rightly you can get a cheap lunch in their cafe

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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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