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Tours, architecture and history of the Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral is situated on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge. It is surrounded by railway lines and buildings, including the historic Borough Market. The churchyard on the south side of the Cathedral is an oasis of calm and is a favourite lunch-time resting place for local office workers.

The Cathedral is open Monday to Friday from  8 am to 6 pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 8.30 am to 6 pm. The Cathedral closes on Christmas Day (25 December) at 1 pm. Main visiting times are 10 am to 5 pm.

All are welcome to attend our acts of worship. Visitor restrictions may apply due to services or other activities taking place.

Groups are strongly encouraged to pre-book their visits by e-mailing

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360° panoramas by ReedDesign

This is a three panorama tour of the Cathedral. Click on the hotspots hotspots diet symbols in the panoramas to move from one to the next. Clicking on the hotspot button on the toolbar will turn the hotspots on and off.