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Southwark Cathedral
Montague Close Bridge
Greater London


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For over a thousand years people have worshipped God on the site of the present Cathedral. It is the oldest cathedral church building in London. We are sited in the most exciting and redeveloping part of London close to Shakespeare's Globe, the Tate Modern and the Millennium Footbridge and up the river from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

The present design by Sir Arthur Blomfield harmonises well with the older parts of the building. The restored Nave contained a set of windows by E W Kemp but those on the southern side were destroyed by a bomb in 1940. The interior has a Romanesque feel with concrete vaulting above a Purbeck marble floor and arches picked out with close tiling echoing Roman tiling in the west churchyard wall.

The Cathedral's Millennium buildings house the Cathedral Shop which sells a wide range of gifts, souvenir items, cards and books, the Refectory, the Library and Conference Centre.


Monday - Friday 0730 - 1800

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 0830 - 1800

Admission: free

(minimum £4.00 or 6.50 donation per person suggested)

A mandatory fee is payable by tour groups who are strongly encouraged to pre-book their visit.

Attraction Details

VenueSouthwark Cathedral
AddressMontague Close Bridge, London, Greater London, SE1 9DA
Opening times9am - 6pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeOther


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