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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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It was so crowded everywhere we happened on this church, again, no one was here! right near London Bridge. Very lovely, very serene. There was a volunteer docent that was a wealth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Vestal, New York

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Vestal, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was so crowded everywhere we happened on this church, again, no one was here! right near London Bridge. Very lovely, very serene. There was a volunteer docent that was a wealth of information. There is a private chapel of the man who Harvard was named for. Sam Wanamaker is buried here and there is a beautiful Shakespeare stained glass... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bautifully maintained building, well worth a visit. The staff are really lovely and helpful and there is a very good cafe, again with lovely staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this cathedral quite unexpectedly while walking around central London, and what a pleasant surprise it was! Stunning from the exterior, it's even more interesting inside. A friendly gal at the entrance warmly greeted us, inviting us inside. She was quick to let us know entrance was free, but that if we wanted to take photos, a small... More 

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After all the hustle and bustle of Borough Market, it was glorious to escape to the calm beauty of this cathedral. The lady who was meeting and greeting was delightful. She told us about Doorkins, the resident cat and also about the cathedral in general. The shop had beautiful and tasteful gifts. Their Christmas Card selection was really wonderful. We... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were walking on the south back and came across this little cathedral and decided to take a look inside. It is free unless you want to take some photo and then there is someone inside to take a fee of 2.5 pounds. It is very beautiful inside and I was thinking there were some photo ops... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you're visitng Borough Market be sure to pop in here and take a walk around - not to be missed.By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a busy Wednesday morning in between meetings, I found time recently to wander into Southwark Cathedral, in central London adjacent to the tube and The Shard. The Cathedral, sitting on the banks of the River Thames, traces is religious routs back to at least the 1100s, possibly earlier. It only took shape as the modern cathedral when London Bridge... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Right by London Bridge railway station and close by the River Thames, this old church has long been relegated to the place that gets fewer tourists and visitors than Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Definitely worth a visit for that reason alone and is a regular host venue for performances

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Walked along Southbank on a fine Sunday afternoon, passing Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre on the way to Southwark Cathedral. Enjoyed a good lunch in the Refectory, warm enough to sit outside. Spent time and money in the great little Cathedral Shop. Then the highlight of the visit: sung Evensong. This is at 3pm on a Sunday. I received... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

On queens walk entry through the modern atrium into a more ancient beautifully decorated cathedral, well worth a visit but a little way out to make a special trip

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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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