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Southwark Cathedral, London

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#27 of 142 in Historic Sites in London
Religious Site Church
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  • Southwark cathedral is a beautiful and peaceful place just off London Bridge. It is free to visit but the guide leaflet, which also acts as a photo permit costs £1. It is a living church with services...  more »
  • We stumbled across Southwark Cathedral and we were so glad that we decided to take a look inside. A peaceful and awe inspiring building among the bustle of the Borough Market with lovely garden to sit...  more »
  • Like many places in London and other cities, step off the main path just 30yards and there's always peace and something of interest. Southwark cathedral, technically a church, is just such a place, ve...  more »
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  • Exceptional architecture. Outside this building looks incredible, probably one of the better churches in London. Inside it is quite spacious, a number of interesting art works on the walls. Only downside is you have to pay for a "license" to be able to take photographs inside and then they still want you to give a contribution to costs. Definitely worth a visit though; and with numerous other interesting places within the neighbourhood.
  • Wonderful place to take a moment from life's bustle and have a bit of time to yourself. It's an historic building with architecture to match, and well located in modern London next to a major station, London Bridge and Borough Market.
  • Amazing. Not only the interior, but the exterior too! I love whole Southwark.
  • Huge size cathedral in Gothic Style Architecture. There are some famous graves, plus this church hosts a few community groups, charity gatherings etc.
  • A lovely and peaceful place to visit to get away from the rush outside the walls.

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