Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Sited on what was originally the location of a Roman residence, this Gothic cathedral was built in the 15th century. In fact, a church has been on the site for hundreds of years. During its long... Read More
Sited on what was originally the location of a Roman residence, this Gothic cathedral was built in the 15th century. In fact, a church has been on the site for hundreds of years. During its long history, Southwark was attended by Chaucer, Shakespeare, James I of Scotland, and John Harvard, founder of Harvard University. In the 20th century, the church was completely restored, and it's still an active parish today. Exhibits charting the cathedral's history are available for viewing. This is also a beautiful Church for the carol service and Midnight mass when the whole Cathedral is lit with candles. Nearby, you can see lots of London's historic links to the docks and the sea, and it's great to combine it with a walk along the South Bank, and a visit for food to nearby Borough market. TUBE: London Bridge
London, SE1 9DA
- Romantic Things to Do, Historic Sites: "Combine a visit here, with a stop off for food and drink at brilliant Borough market, at its feet, and then a lovely walk along the South Bank, taking in London's historic connection to its river, history and the rest of the world."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Southwark Cathedral is a very romantic space and in the middle of a long romantic walk along the South Bank.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Southwark Cathedral provides that link between London's history, power, religion and the people that made the city, and the world great.
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