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Southwark Cathedral, London: 38 reviews and 103 photos

  Soutwark Cathedral, London.
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  • Soutwark Cathedral, London. - London
      Soutwark Cathedral, London.
    by planxty
  • Soutwark Cathedral, London. - London
      Soutwark Cathedral, London.
    by planxty
  • Soutwark Cathedral, London. - London
      Soutwark Cathedral, London.
    by planxty
 

I have lived in London for many years and must have walked past this place literally hundreds of times without ever venturing inside. I recently rectified that omission and spent some time in what must be one of the most fascinating churches in London (and competition is fierce!)

A place of Christian worship for over 1000 years, there is every style of architecture here (predominantly Gothic), there are laid up colours of regiments long disbanded, a plethora of memorials, excellent stained glass and much more.

An interesting feature is the small St. Andrews chapel dedicated in 1991 to prayer for those afflicted with HIV / AIDS.

Admission is free, although there is a suggested donation of 4 pounds / 6:50 euros per person.

A genuine "must see."

Address: Montague Close, Southwark, London SE1
Directions: Come out of the main entrance of London Bridge Station and walk forward. The cathedral is the huge building across the road.
othercontact: +00 (0)20-7367 6725 (fax)
Phone: +00 44 (0)20-7367 6700
Website: http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 8, 2012
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