Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge




020 7367 6700

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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)

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.
Help For Heros

Concert in aid of ‘Help for Heroes’

  • 7 November 2014 7-9:30pm

There will be an associated display of the First World War Diaries from the Front Line of the Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, The Revd William Charles Campling.

Programme: Gloria by Vivaldi and Et in terra pax’ an oratorio Revd Campling's grandson, Andrew Campling.

The libretto of the oratorio consists of various passages from the Bible, poems by Wilfred Owen and GA Studdert Kennedy, hymns and songs, interspersed with spoken extracts from the diary of The Revd William Charles Campling, Chaplain to the Essex Regiment and the 11th Somerset Light Infantry of the British Forces, September – November 1918.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Full admission details to be added at a later date.

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Robes Project Sleepout

  • 28 — 29 November 2014 From 7:30pm

Those who sleep out are treated to entertainment which is yet to be confirmed. There will be an auction, a night time service of Compline, hot drinks throughout the night and a Cathedral Eucharist in the morning. Last year's Sleepout raised a massive £52,000 on the night, with more to be collected.

All participants must dress warmly and bring sleeping bags to withstand the weather. No tents or radios. All Participants must register before 22 November 2013. See website for details att

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17


No adminssion charge, however, participants are expected to raise sponsor funds for the Robes Project via