SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL

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SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL

The cathedral that often gets missed, because everyone tends to flock to Westminster or St Paul's. But Southwark Cathedral is a beautiful oasis of calm and claims to be the earliest Gothic church in London, dating from 1220. Situated adjacent to London Bridge in an area that used to be renowned for its vice, it has a fascinating history and numerous features, including a soaring nave, a wonderful altar screen that dates from the 16th century and several interesting tombs. It became a cathedral in 1905 and its full name is the Cathedral Church of St Saviour and Mary Overie.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
London Bridge
County
London
Post Code
SE1 9DA
Main Historic Period
Medieval
Link to featured article
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
London Bridge, HMS Belfast, Borough Market, the Shard
Primary Management
Church authorities

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