Handily located next to Borough Market, shoppers have a tendency to descend on Southwark Cathedral’s pretty churchyard to enjoy an alfresco snack. It’s well worth stepping inside, however, to enjoy the largely Victorian architecture and 12th century choir. Home to the tomb of Shakespeare’s brother Edmond, it also features stained glass windows depicting characters from plays including ‘Hamlet’. A plaque pays tribute to Sam Wanamaker, the creator of the nearby Shakespeare’s Globe. Besides the tourist trade, there are five services a day, and additional classical music concerts and events. Groups can pre-book a tour, or pick up a self-guided leaflet at the entrance. The Refectory offers home cooked food and is a tranquil spot on what remains a hectic stretch.
Tel: 020 7367 6700
Entry Charges: Admission Free. Group tours: Child £2.50, Adult £5