Although it has been a Christian place of worship since the 9th century, Southwark Cathedral only earned its cathedral status at the turn of the 20th century with the creation of the diocese of Southwark. It can be found close to the south bank of the River Thames, nearby to London Bridge. Its Augustinian roots and Victorian interior characterise its rich history, and the tomb of Shakespeare’s brother, Edmond, can also be found there.
Stained glass windows pay homage to the Bard’s plays with a series of characters from Hamlet overlooking visitors, and a plaque offers tribute to the late Sam Wanamaker, who oversaw the rebuilding of the Globe nearby. There are guided tours available to discover the full history of the cathedral in all its detail, or the more religious minded can attend one of a number of services held throughout the day.
Tel: 020 7367 6700
Adult : £5.00
Child : £2.50
Senior Citizen: £5.00