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Heritage site at the heart of Bankside chronicling 2,000 years of history.
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Southwark Cathedral is the oldest gothic church in London, dating from around 1220, and is part of the Diocese of Southwark.

According to the Doomsday Book, a place of worship has stood on this site at the southern end of London Bridge since the time of William the Conqueror.

You'll love visiting this beautiful building in Bankside. Don't miss the memorial window to William Shakespeare and the Harvard Chapel, a tribute to university founder John Harvard who was born in the parish.

Alongside daily services, the cathedral runs a popular programme of organ recitals and concerts. The cafe and gardens are popular with visitors and locals.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket FREE
Family Ticket FREE
Senior Ticket FREE
Adult Ticket FREE

£2 for a photography permit £5 for a video permit - only for personal use. For Professional use please contact: +44 (0)20 7367 6700

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Opening Times

Conference Centre opening hours 8.30am - 6.00pm. Contact: Cathedral opening hours 8am - 6pm Shop opening hours Mondays 10.00am - 2.00pm Tuesdays - Saturdays 10.00am - 5.45pm Sundays Noon - 5.45pm Refectory open d

Venue Details & Map

Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge
+44 (0)20 7367 6734
Public transport:
Tube/train: London Bridge. Exit via Tooley Street. Cross road, turn left and follow road under London Bridge (Road). Cathedral Millennium Courtyard is on the left after exiting the tunnel.

Facilities & Accessibility


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Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Some routes with tactile features for visually impaired users
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Communication Facilities
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in large print
Menus available in large print
Accessible Parking Facilities
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Portable chip and pin machines
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Food shop
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Private Dining
Set price menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Licenced for civil marriages
Offers charity rates
Wedding service
General Facilities
Payment Facilities
Free entry
Group rates available
Monthly rates available
Weekly rates available

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