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Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge | Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, England
020 7367 6700
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Ranked #108 of 1,153 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We only saw the outside of the cathedral which we thought was very uniquely designed and quite striking.

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Leeds
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth a look especially if you are also taking in Borough Market which is adjacent. This is considerably more peaceful than Borough!

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Hook, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The cathedral lies in the heart of this bustling part of London, a quiet sanctuary which is beautiful in itself. The staff and volunteers are welcoming, in fact we were invited to stay for a wedding, what a surprise - best wishes I and C Take time to wander around beautiful building and take in its history and beauty. A... More

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tunbridge wells
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A fascinating historical church with a modern all inclusive attitude, there is a tomb in celebration of Shakespeare and and alter for those with HIV and aids.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Southwark Cathedral is a gorgeous church and a nice place to escape the crowds for awhile. During Shakespeare's time it was the local parish church for Bankside. William's brother, Edmund, was buried here in 1607. Today, there is a very nice memorial to William Shakespeare, which includes a stained glass window with scenes from his plays. John Fletcher, who succeeded... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Southwark Cathedral is definitely historical, but it also lives on in the modern age. I enjoyed seeing all the services that it offers, as well as the traditional religious events. There is a display of the oldest building base that is very interesting.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

London's oldest Gothic church and it is breathtaking. Find the memorial to William Shakespeare inside. You need to pay 2pds if you want to take photos. On the London Pass we were given a comprehensive colour copy of a guide to this amazing cathedral. Allow about 1 hour to visit this Cathedral

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is SO close to London Bridge station and really is well worth a visit (especially as Borough Market and many eateries and bars are so close too). The Queen's and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee's stained glass windows are in this church. One end of the cathedral dates from the 1100's - the ceiling architecture is clear evidence of how... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I always love to visit churches and cathedrals when the opportunity arises and Southward Cathedral is a must for those who love architecture and church environments in general. This is a lovely airy, bright cathedral with a great deal of interesting items to study - from floor to roof. Of course, the stained glass windows are fantastic and just lovely... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

While Southwark Cathedral may not be as not as popular as Westminster Abbey or St Paul's, it is every bit as beautiful. The stained glass windows are amazing. Sadly, we did not have an opportunity to hear the choir sing during our visit to London this year, but hope to visit again next year. For fans of the Mr Bean... More

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