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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

Adult Ticket FREE
Child Ticket FREE
Family Ticket FREE
Senior 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


10.00am - 2.00pm

Tuesdays - Saturdays

10.00am - 5.45pm


Noon - 5.45pm

Refectory open daily

10.00am - 17.00pm.

Venue Details & Map

Southwark Cathedral

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

Facilities & Accessibility

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
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Accessible Venue Facilities
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
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
Cancellation policy
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
Event facilities
In house AV available
Licenced for civil marriages
Offers charity rates
Wedding service
General Facilities
Good views
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Free entry
Group rates available
Monthly rates available
Repeat visits
Weekly rates available

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