Southwark Cathedral

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The history of a religious settlement on the site of Southwark Cathedral stretches back over at least 900 years. The fabric of the building contains architectural details ranging from 12th century Norman architecture to contemporary structures added at the time of this Millennium.

But it is not only the architectural elements that walk us through the history of London but the many tombs and monuments within the church, revealing the history, diversity and character of the area. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Pepys and Dickens all have a connection with the cathedral. John Harvard, whose legacy founded the USA's oldest university, was baptised in the church.

Southwark Cathedral's story continues today as it serves as a place of worship with congregations reflecting the diversity found in our capital city.

The Cathedral is dedicated to being an inclusive church which means we welcome everyone.

Venue Type:

Sacred space, Heritage site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 08.00–18.30
Saturday and Bank Holidays 08.45–18.00
Sundays 08.30–19.30

Admission charges

Admission free.

Drop-in tours are available on Friday at 11am and 1pm, and Sunday at 1pm. Due to services and events, we recommend that you contact the cathedral to check availability.

For information on cathedral tours and walks for groups, please contact the Visits and Tours Officer on 020 7367 6734.

Getting there

Southwark Cathedral is conveniently located for the City, Canary Wharf, the West End, and South Bank. Situated less than five minutes walking distance from London Bridge station, the Cathedral is easy to reach from a number of main line and LT underground stations and also bus routes.

Additional info

The Cathedral has lifts for those with limited mobility and a seperate lavatory with a radar key. Services can be heard using a hearing loop and written items can be supplied in large print.

Parking
Most streets close by the Cathedral have single yellow lines. The Nearest designated Disabled Parking space is in Park Street

Bicycle parking is available just outside the Cathedral (opposite Borough Market), and two additional areas are on the north side of the Cathedral, on Montague Close.

Coach Parking can be found at Universal Car Parks, Great Suffolk Street. Mini-buses or coaches welcome 9am-6pm.

Riley Road, Off Tower Bridge Road has up to15 space but must be pre-booked. They can be contacted on Tel: 07792 920219

Tower Bridge Road, Weekend parking is available but it must be pre-booked. They can be contacted on 020 7403 8118 (Anderson Travel).

Coach drop offs are at Southwark Street or Southwark Bridge Road.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
The company of Antic Disposition's Henry V

Henry V at Southwark Cathedral

  • 2 — 3 February 2017 7:30-9:45pm
  • 21 — 22 February 2017 7:30-9:45pm

Marking the ongoing centenary of the First World War, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present their critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V in Southwark Cathedral for four special performances.

Performed by a talented cast of British and French actors, this uplifting production celebrates the rich historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.

★★★★★ "Antic Disposition have put together a truly amazing production of Henry V which left me spellbound and speechless.” London Theatre 1

★★★★★ "If there is one Shakespeare play to see this year, it has to be Antic Disposition's Henry V." The Upcoming

Box Office:
www.anticdisposition.co.uk (no booking fee)
0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking fee)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£35–£45 (Under 18s £10 off)

Website

http://www.anticdisposition.co.uk

Getting there

Southwark Cathedral is conveniently located for the City, Canary Wharf, the West End, and South Bank. Situated less than five minutes walking distance from London Bridge station, the Cathedral is easy to reach from a number of main line and LT underground stations and also bus routes.

Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London
SE1 9DA
England

Website

cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/

E-mail

cathedral@southwark.anglican.org

Telephone

020 7367 6700

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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