Cathedral Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie

Local nameSouthwark Cathedral
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Designed in Gothic style and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this Anglican church has served as a place of worship since before the Norman conquest. Its basic Gothic structure comes from the period after the Great Fire of 1212, when the church was destroyed and rebuilt, and the nave comes from the 19th century. It was designated as a cathedral in 1905.

The church boasts a beautiful interior with stained-glass windows. It holds several monuments and memorials, such as monuments to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, or memorial to the victims of the Marchioness disaster.

In 1996, the cathedral hosted a 20th-anniversary service for the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, which caused a bit of a controversy. In spite of that, the cathedral remains welcoming to same-sex couples.

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Admission to the cathedral is free.

Guided tours available for groups of 10+ people. For more information visit the official website.

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +44 20 7367 6700

Address Chapter House, Montague Close, City of London, Greater London SE1 9DA, UK

Coordinates 51°30'21.984" N -0°5'22.575" E

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