"Southwark Cathedral" Southwark Cathedral Tip by uglyscot
Southwark Cathedral, London: 38 reviews and 103 photos
With ancestors coming from this area, it became a must for me.
This site has been used as a place of worship for at least 1400 years. There are remains of Roman and Norman buildings incorporated into the structure or foundations. The timeline for the Cathedral is :
AD 606 a convent
AD 1106 an Augustine Priory
AD 1540 Parish Church
Ad 1905 Cathedral
This cathedral is London?s oldest Gothic Church. It is on the south bank of the R. Thames near London Bridge, and close to Borough Market.
When I visited in June 2008 the grounds were packed with people- tourists, local employees having their lunch break
There is no actual admissionv charge but a donation is welcomed. Photography is not allowed without a permit which costs £2
An Audio tour is available , and guided tours can be pre-booked.
There is a shop and refectory; toilets, ramps and lifts for the disabled .
It is open Monday- Friday 8.00 - 18.00; Saturday and Sunday 9.00-18.00
The refectory is open weekdays 8.30-18.00; weekends from 10.00-18.00
On Christmas Day and Good Friday everything is closed.
Among the monuments is one to Shakespeare, and above it a stained glass window with scenes from some of his plays. There is also a small monument to Sam Wannamaker who reconstructed the Globe Theatre,
Address: Southwark, SE1
Directions: Southwark tube and a fair walk, or London Bridge.
Train or bus : London Bridge
Phone: +44 20 7367 6700
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