Southwark Cathedral

The Cathedral lies on the South Bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge on a site occupied by a Church for over one thousand years. The main structure of today's church was built between 1220 and 1420. The Cathedral is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark.

It is, as fine an example of Gothic architecture as any other church in the city, except perhaps, Westminster Abbey.

The cathedral houses the tomb of John Gower, a medieval poet and friend of Geoffrey Chaucer. Also to be seen is the Harvard Chapel, named for John Harvard, the founder of Harvard University, who was born in Southwark and baptised in the church in 1607.

Opening Hours
Open every day from 8am until 6pm.

Southwark Cathedral
Montague Close

Location Map

+44 (0)20 7407 3708

Getting There
The most pleasant approach to the cathedral is along the river walk leading from Southwark Bridge, passing the Anchor Inn, the Clink Museum, the Golden Hind and Winchester House, but the quickest is from London Bridge Underground Station which is but a few hundred yards away.

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
London Bridge

Bus Routes
21 35 40 43 47 48 133 149 344 P3 P11 (London Bridge)