It is believed that there has been a church on the Southwark Cathedral site since AD 606 making it the oldest cathedral church building in London.
Any and all are welcome to attend acts of worship but visitor restrictions may apply due to services or other activities taking place. Tours are available for groups as well as individuals.
Having been around for at least 1,400 years, there’s plenty of history and architecture to learn about and appreciate.
Writers from Chaucer to Charles Dickens and virtually everyone in between including, of course, Shakespeare attended this church making it a must-see attraction for any English Literature lovers. Shakespeare even has a monument in the cathedral. Budding writers might find this a good place to pray for inspiration if they have writer’s block.
The Cathedral has excellent accessibility for both young and old making it perfect for multi-generational days out.
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