Southwark Cathedral

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LONDON SE1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS

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Originally an Augustinian priory, this is London's oldest gothic church, and has been a place of worship for more than 1,400 years. It became a cathedral for the Diocese of Southwark in 1905, and has links with Chaucer, Dickens and Shakespeare. John Gower and Shakespeare's brother Edmund are buried here. John Harvard of US university fame was baptised here in 1607, and there is a chapel to his memory. Visitors can view part of a Roman road, 14th-century cloister work, and kilns used for Southwark delftware in the 17th/18th centuries.

Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, LONDON, SE1 9DA

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Induction loop, wheelchair available, large print
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5. No tourism permitted on Good Fri & 25 Dec

About the area

Discover London

The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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