Southwark Cathedral

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Southwark Cathedral is the oldest cathedral church building in London, and archaeological evidence shows there was Roman pagan worship here before that. We believe there has been a church on this site since AD 606.

It is not only a place of worship but also of hospitality to every kind of person: princes and paupers, prostitutes, poets, playwrights, prisoners and patients have all found refuge here.

The tradition continues with congregations reflecting: age, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation and diversities of a world-class capital city.

The Cathedral is dedicated to being an inclusive church - meaning we are welcoming to everyone.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

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.

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.

Disabled Parking
In the Congestion Charge Zone, free access for those with a disability (Blue Badge holders).

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

Bicycle Parking
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.

Alternatively, the Jubiliee Market in Borough Market is another option for those using bicycles.

Coach Drop Offs Southwark Street or Southwark Bridge Road
Coach Parking
Universal Car Parks, Great Suffolk Street: Mini-buses or coaches welcome 9am-6pm.

Riley Road, Off Tower Bridge Road: up to15 spaces, must be pre-booked
T 07792 920219
Tower Bridge Road: Weekend parking available; must be pre-booked
T 020 7403 8118 (Anderson Travel)

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Robes Sleepout

Robes Project Sleepout with Jon Culshaw

  • 27 — 28 November 2015 7am *on now

Jon Culshaw, Britain’s best impressionist, is proud to support the 5th Robes Project Sleepout, at Southwark Cathedral. He will be sleeping rough in the churchyard with more than 100 others, on Friday 27 November, to raise much-needed funds for homeless winter night shelters.

Jon is warmly regarded by many as Britain’s best impressionist with an unmatched versatility and a catalogue of over 350 voices and impersonations including Boris Johnson, Professor Brian Cox, Barack Obama, Alan Carr, John Bishop and Michael McIntyre. His credits include Parkinson, Dead Ringers, The Royal Variety Performance, We Are Most Amused, Newzoids, The Secret Policeman’s Ball, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and Stargazing Live.

His support for the Robes Project Sleepout enables essential funds to be raised, so the Project can maintain night shelters providing hot food, bedding, washing facilities and year round support for 15 – 20 homeless guests. Last year's Sleepout raised over £80,000 enabling the project to provide 2,800 overnight stays, serve 5,700 meals and help bring 52 people in from the cold over winter.

There will be music, light entertainment on the night and a gala auction.

Press and Media contact for interviews and comment, before during or after the event, for perhaps a breakfast show, please contact Matthew Hall, 07742 319 448 or on

Suitable for

  • 18+


Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge




020 7367 6700

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