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“Not far of the beaten path but far enough to be interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge | Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, England (City of London)
020 7367 6700
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Ranked #127 of 1,078 attractions in London
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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“Not far of the beaten path but far enough to be interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

So you went to London and saw St Pauls and the Abbey, but did you get to Southwark Cathedral? Too bad because it is a gem. Unlike the big boys Southwark is not jammed with tourists so moving around it more relaxed. Along with the great interior you can see the monument to William Shakespeare without waiting in line. Outside it rubs shoulders with London Bridge and a great covered market that gives you the sense you have stepped back in time to see how these great churches actually lived within their communities. Literally around the corner from the Globe Theatre and close to the Tate Modern its location makes for a great opportunity to see life on the other side (of the Thames that is)!

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful architecture and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Visited Southwark Cathedral on Saturday morning after visiting Borough Market. Absolutely beautiful building,very interesting historically and lots going on with work in the community.Afterwards went for coffee in 'Piece of Cake' in nearby Green Dragon Court. Delicious coffee,excellent friendly service from a guy with great personality!

Visited January 2013
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warners bay
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“Historic and spiritual experience In Southwark.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Walking along the south bank has many attractions such as 'The Globe', 'The Golden Hind', The Clink Prison ' and the many london landmarks on the north side, we passed 'The Tate' and arrived at 'Southwark Cathedral'. Eventually, we agreed to venture inside and are glad we did so. The cathedral had a peaceful air and the hustle and bustle of London simply disappeared as we had an enjoyable time looking around. Best of all though, was when an kindly, elderly lady read a short prayer for those who wanted to participate. It was a very memorable experience and we hope to revisit this fascinating building when we eventually return to London.

Visited December 2012
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Devon UK
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“Wonderful cathedral and a special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Enjoyed this wonderful place in the middle of Borough market, do visit for some piece and tranquility.

Visited November 2012
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“Nice little place accessibility is ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

you can see this place have tried its a nice cathedral, but if you are on your own you may have difficulty getting access, but then again there was a person on hand. This is a old building and is really nice to see but if you disabled i am afraid you may have difficulty

Visited September 2012
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